Enterprise Edge Market Grew Six Percent in the First Quarter 2013 According to Dell'Oro Group

Wireless LAN Growth Rate Outstripped Campus Ethernet Switching By Over Three-to-One

Jun 13, 2013, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 13, 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 reached $3.3 billion in the first quarter 2013.  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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"Vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Enterasys, Extreme, HP, and Juniper have shipped tens of billions of dollars of Ethernet Edge devices over the past few years, and each now ships WLAN devices to address the transition in the market towards wireless.  At the same time, nearly a quarter of the Enterprise Edge revenues over the same three years were enterprise-WLAN related, a large percentage of which was from vendors with no Ethernet switch installed base," said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Enterprise Edge research at Dell'Oro Group.  "Today, many of the WLAN pure-plays are introducing Ethernet devices, and most of the traditionally Ethernet vendors are launching unified wired/wireless devices which interoperate primarily with their large wired installed bases. The new report captures this clashing of the two market strategies, in what will surely be interesting times ahead."

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 innovative customer types such as retailers and the hospitality markets, as well as by traditional enterprises deploying new buildings.  Many specialized vendors have thrived by serving customers of these "greenfield" network opportunities.

About the Report

The Dell'Oro Group Enterprise Edge Quarterly Report addresses the trend towards convergence of Wired Ethernet and Wireless LAN.  The Report offers complete in-depth coverage of the following segments: 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 included, with tables covering 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.

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