Enterprise Edge Market Expected to Grow Nearly 15% by 2017 According to Dell'Oro Group Wireless LAN Growth Expected to Take Revenue Share from Campus Switching

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries reveals that the Enterprise Edge market is expected to exceed $15 billion in by 2017.  Enterprise Edge is the part of the communications market that includes enterprise-class Wireless LAN (WLAN) and campus Ethernet switching equipment and related software.

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"Enterprises are now emphasizing wireless LAN connectivity as a primary means of connecting workers to the corporation," said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Enterprise Edge research at Dell'Oro Group.  "While we have decided to research the WLAN and Ethernet Edge market on a combined basis, in this market we call Enterprise Edge, we will continue to research WLAN and Ethernet separately as well.  We foresee relatively steady growth for the overall segment as enterprises expand wireless access and maintain switched access."

Vendors are now introducing unified Ethernet / WLAN products to simplify deployment and management of customers' networks.  At the same time, new access networks are being built by new customer types such as retailers and the hospitality markets, and new networks being built by traditional enterprises as they deploy new buildings.  Many specialized vendors have thrived by serving customers of these "greenfield" network opportunities. 

Dell'Oro Group will continue to report separately on Ethernet Switching and Wireless LAN markets. 

About the Report
The Dell'Oro Group Enterprise Edge Five-Year Forecast Report addresses the trend towards convergence of Wired Ethernet and Wireless LAN. The Report includes the following segments: Enterprise WLAN Access Points; Enterprise Controllers (wireless and wired); Campus 'Edge' Ethernet Switches and Access Management Software. Separate breakouts of Ethernet Switch and Wireless LAN are provided, detailing manufacturers' revenue, active connections, and average selling prices. To purchase this report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui, call +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.

About Dell'Oro Group
As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enable component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.

SOURCE Dell'Oro Group



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