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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Network Routers
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Network Routers?

What is the average price of Network Routers?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Network Routers. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Network Routers been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Network Routers yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Network Routers?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Network Routers with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration among router suppliers is high, with the top four players accounting for more than 50.0% of total market revenue in 2020. Cisco, a notably large vendor in the router market, is estimated to own roughly 43.9% of the total market by revenue. In total, there are about... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Installation Process

Do you provide access to technicians or engineers that can come to our worksite to help us install the routers?

How responsive are your customer-support services?

How long does it take to install your firewall hardware?

How long does it take to configure the firewall hardware after it is installed?

Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?


What security features or tools are preinstalled on the router?

Does your router have VPN capabilities that allow access by remote employees?

What additional firewall products should be purchased to provide maximum security for end users?

Can additional security features be installed after the router purchase?

Do additional security features slow down the performance of the router?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should include as much information about the total scope of the project as possible. If buyers require an exact number of network routers, this should be specified here.

Buyers should include information about the payment schedule (i.e. incremental or done at the completion of the project).

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine how much they should pay for these products.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should specify what measures of quality they will be using to select a supplier. For example, these measures can be reputation, credentials of staff, customer service and depth of the technical plan submitted.

Buyers should also choose a supplier based on the price estimate given.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a deadline for proposal submissions and state the date on which the contract will be awarded.

Buyers should include a timeline of the project, including walkthroughs, delivery and potential installation and maintenance dates.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates that are relevant to the project.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain in the router market poses a low level of risk to buyers. Still, suppliers rely on inputs from a variety of upstream vendors, such as computer case manufacturers, electronic component suppliers and software developers. Thus, buyers should consider the risk of each upstream supplier before selecting a... Subscribe to learn more.