Industrial Ethernet Switch Market Research Report- Forecast to 2030

Industrial Ethernet Switch Market Research Report By Type (Managed, Unmanaged), Application Areas (Smart Grid, Security & Surveillance), Organization Size (Sme, Large Enterprises), End-Users (Aerospace And Defense, Oil And Gas) – Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/SEM/4185-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Industrial Ethernet Switch Market

The Industrial Ethernet switch market share valuation is expected to grow USD 5.35 billion at 7.1% CAGR during the period of 2020-2030.


By Type Managed Unmanaged
By Application Areas Smart Grid Security & Surveillance
By Organization Size Sme Large Enterprises
By End-Users Aerospace And Defense Oil And Gas

Key Players

  • POLYCOM (U.S.)
  • AVAYA INC. (U.S.)


  • Deployment of Ethernet in corporations establishment of data centers and need for high-speed data services can drive the global industrial Ethernet switch market.
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Industrial Ethernet Switch Market Overview

The Industrial Ethernet switch market share valuation is expected to grow USD 5.35 billion at 7.1% CAGR during the period of 2020-2030.

An Ethernet switch help in interlinking Ethernet devices and assists in receiving frames of data from one device and pass them to appropriate switch ports connected to Ethernet. These Ethernet switches work on a principle of storing and passing frame as the switch receives and send the whole frame at once. These switches have the potential of storing frames in the table of data and can make itself aware of the location of devices such as PLC & SCADA and can also monitor the network with an LED. In addition to this, it provides frame setting potential.


The coronavirus pandemic has given a very hard time to most of the manufacturing, developing, production, and logistic units of the Industrial Ethernet switch market. Due to this pandemic situation, restrictions were imposed by the government of different countries. COVID -19 situation has impacted this industrial Ethernet switches sector both positively and negatively. On one hand, due to these lockdown restrictions, most of the industrial and manufacturing units are shut down which in turn has decreased the demand and production of Ethernet switches. On another hand, these lockdowns have forced the corporate enterprises to continue and manage their business activities from home and due to the rising need for fast transfer of data and uninterrupted internet services, massive installations of routers and switches to millions of new users have impacted this Industrial Ethernet switch market positively. Also, there is a ray of hope is that once these restrictions are lifted the market will make a powerful comeback and will show tremendous profits in a very short period.

Industrial Ethernet Switch Market Dynamics


First of all the capacities of new data centers which are being established is being improved by the owners and government (in the case of public data centers) and the use of this Ethernet cable to a large extent in end-use industries are the primary factors that are responsible for the tremendous growth of this Industrial Ethernet switch market. Also, the rising dependency of enterprises on data centers for high-speed data services and increasing demand for automatic switching devices are propelling the expansion of this industry to a large extent. Lastly, the rising demand for scalable, reliable, and communication protocols is another vital element that will boost the growth of this Industrial Ethernet switch market. The capacity of a data center was 560 Exabyte in 2020 and is expected to increase by 720 Exabyte by 2028 due to the rising application of Ethernet switches and modems in such centers. 


The installation of these Ethernet switches used over industries is very expensive and cannot be afforded by most of the small-scale industries which in turn is one of the major factors that will restrict the growth of this Industrial Ethernet switch market. Secondly no doubt after installation these switches will work for decades and no damage will happen to them but these switches are very delicate to handle before and during the installation process. So a person with special knowledge and skill is required to handle them and due to lack of this expertise among technicians or electricians is becoming another alarming element that will act as a barrier in the expansion of this industry.


With the view of improving the quality of vehicles and increasing the overall efficiency of the production process, key manufacturers of this Industrial Ethernet switch market are investing considerable time and money in boosting and developing the manufacturing process and are dependent on new upcoming technological innovations. Many initiatives are being taken by the key manufacturing companies in developing such a smart grid system using these Ethernet cables that can help in boosting the production power with low costs and also enhance the quality of the product. There is a scope and attempts are being made to create such a system that can allow the use of a single network across many different endpoints in a big factory or manufacturing floor. Particularly in this concern the Rockwell automation, a US-based company has been successful in its attempt, and an Ethernet/IP named Ethernet protocol was developed by them which is now widely used by various industries no matter they are hybrid or processing industries.


  • To consider the viewpoint of various industry experts and leaders and predict compound annual growth rate and market growth rate by the end of the global forecast in 2023.

  • To highlight a competitive market outlook and examine the yield models of key industrial ethernet switch market players, worldwide. 

  • To observe the various market dynamics like trends, drivers, and restraints that are most probable to play a role in helping the market and its different segments growing in the domestic as well as international industrial ethernet switch market.

Industrial Ethernet Switch Market Segment Overview

Industrial Ethernet switch market share is anticipated to witness significant growth owing to the performance of different market segments. Among these, the automotive segment will be the fastest-growing and also contribute towards this market growth more than any other segment. The reason attributed to it is the rising requirement of advanced automation technologies in automobile manufacturing units all around the globe. For an amplifying use the market has been segmented into the following on different bases:

Based on type it has managed switches and unmanaged switches.

Based on the application area, industrial ethernet switch market has been segmented into smart grid, security & surveillance, intelligent rail & traffic communication, and others.

Based on organization size, it has small & medium scale enterprises and large scale enterprises

Based on end-use industries, it has aerospace & defense, oil & gas, food & beverages, manufacturing, automotive, chemical, electrical power generation, and others.

Industrial Ethernet Switch Market Regional Analysis

The Industrial Ethernet switch market movement is remarkably working in 6 major regions of the world that is North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa. Among all these regions, the Asia Pacific region will dominate industrial ethernet switch market, and the reason attributed to it is the placement of industrial Ethernet among industries in different stages such as supervisory control & data acquisition (SCADA) integration, programmable logic control (PLC) control, and others. And also the increasing demand and usage of fiber optical in the telecommunications sector are responsible for the growth of this market in this region. North America will be the second-largest industrial ethernet switch market due to the deployment of data centers and the rising need for components assisting such data centers. In addition to this presence of large manufacturing units and the placement of smart grids are other certain factors which will play a major role in the growth of this market. Due to the adoption of smart factory concepts for implementing advanced technologies in manufacturing units, Europe will also witness significant growth during the forecast period. The Middle East and African region will experience an average growth due to a lack of technological advancements and adequate infrastructure in this region.

Industrial Ethernet Switch Market Competitive Landscape

To get a detailed and profound idea about the Industrial Ethernet switch market insights, it is very important to create a competitive environment amongst the different key players at different market locations all around the country. All the industrial ethernet switch market players are competing with each other globally in the international markets by implementing various types of strategies such as product launches and upgrades, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, etc.

The prime players of this market include: -





  • POLYCOM (U.S.)

  • AVAYA INC. (U.S.)












In December 2020, a new guard locking switch named Alley- Bradley 440g-MZ was launched by Rockwell automation. A safety-based communications protocol is provided by these switches which in turn gives access to diagnostic information and relieves the process of combination into a connected enterprise.

In June 2020, for a virtual representation of a sensor & its data and to provide a systematized connection from an edge gateway to sick asset hub, a product named live connect was launched by sick. This device helps in imagining the status of the sensor, thereby opening up new opportunities for optimizing the efficiency of the process and availability of the plant.

In June 2020, a new series of industrial din-rail modular was launched by a company named MOXA. These series have managed the Ethernet switches in a way to realize next-level network versatility. 

In September 2020, a new series named eds-2000-el and eds-2000-ml was launched by MOXA to create one more line-up of unmanaged Ethernet switches with options of 5 to 18 combo ports options providing more potential and reliability to connect more nodes with higher bandwidths.

In December 2019, an inauguration of a new site was done by sick in china with aim of expanding its potential for domestic production and system constructions. 


  • System Integrators

  • Communication providers

  • IT enablers

  • Cable manufacturers

  • Network component manufacturers


The Industrial Ethernet Switch industry report presents a shift analysis that includes market drivers, opportunities, and restraints that are available in the global market. The report discusses the impact of covid-19 on the key players of industrial ethernet switch market. The report also tells about the market segmentation on a different basis and how a competitive environment is developed among the key players around the globe. At last, the report presents some recent developments in this industry.

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 5.35 Billion (2030)
  CAGR   7.1% (2020-2030)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2030
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Type, Organization Size
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Cisco Systems Inc. (U.S.), Juniper Networks, Inc. (U.S.), Alcatel-Lucent (France), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (U.S.), Polycom (U.S.), Avaya Inc. (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Israel), IBM Corporation (U.S.), Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Siemens AG (Germany), Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd (China), and ZTE Corporation (China)
  Key Market Opportunities   The high cost associated with instalment of managed industrial Ethernet switches and lack of expertise are hindering the market growth.
  Key Market Drivers   Deployment of Ethernet in corporations, establishment of data centers, and need for high-speed data services can drive the global industrial Ethernet switch market.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global industrial Ethernet switch market can reach a value of USD 5.35 billion by 2030

The global industrial Ethernet switch market is expected to exhibit 7.1% CAGR from 2020 to 2030

Deployment of Ethernet in corporations, establishment of data centers, and need for high-speed data services can drive the global industrial Ethernet switch market.

High costs of installation can restrain the global industrial Ethernet switch market.

The Asia Pacific (APAC) can lead in the global industrial Ethernet switch market till 2030.

Siemens AG, Cisco Systems Inc., ZTE Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, Avaya Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Polycom, Alcatel-Lucent, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Juniper Networks, Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and IBM Corporation are key players of the global Ethernet switch market.