SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless announced today that it showed the largest growth of any enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) supplier in the market for the second consecutive quarter with 95% growth in unit shipments over the same quarter for the year prior, according to a new wireless LAN report by Gartner.
Additionally, the Smart Wi-Fi technology pioneer garnered the top market share position in unit shipments of outdoor wireless mesh systems to service providers around the globe for the third straight quarter, according to a separate report published by the Dell'Oro Group.
Driving this growth is a massive movement by consumers and enterprise users to the Mobile Internet through the use of more powerful and multimedia-capable Wi-Fi-enabled smart devices.
According to industry analysts, data traffic has exploded in 2010 across both enterprise and carrier networks. Some so-called "superphones" routinely average more than 1 GB per month, and by the end of 2010, it's expected that the average US consumption per smart device will be approximately 325 MB per month -- up 112% from 2009.
Additionally, Cisco's "mobile data trends" research estimates that 66% of the world's mobile data traffic will be video by 2014 and that mobile video will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 131% over the next five years.
"We're in the midst of a global transformation as the mobile Internet opens up possibilities for communicating and sharing information in ways never before thought possible," said Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus Wireless. "Whether you're an enterprise dealing with iPads on your network or a carrier overloaded by Android traffic, these reports clearly validate the growing need for more robust Wi-Fi technology that can deliver high throughput despite an increasingly noisy and crowded Wi-Fi environment."
Lo noted that the mobile Internet phenomenon is having a profound impact on both enterprise and carrier networks that must support new devices that only communicate using wireless technology.
With the barrage of data traffic hitting corporate and mobile networks from Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, tablets and other bandwidth-hungry devices, enterprises and carriers must contend with data volumes that rapidly exceed network capacity and a crowded RF spectrum that is almost impossible to navigate.
These challenges have spawned new innovations in Wi-Fi technology, such as intelligent antenna arrays patented by Ruckus Wireless, that provide dramatic improvements in making wireless communications more reliable, ubiquitous and adaptive to ever-changing environment conditions.
"The mobile Internet - and its diverse applications – have exposed a long-standing problem in the Wi-Fi world: variable, often unpredictable performance," said Peter Jarich, Service Director at Current Analysis.
"Whether you're an enterprise dealing with an influx of new iPads or a carrier coping with Android phones that are overwhelming the 3G network, users are now demanding, not just expecting, faster and more reliable Wi-Fi connectivity as part of the mobile Internet experience. To this end, Wi-Fi systems that have been engineered to deal with the growing RF and interference issues caused by this massive (and growing) flood of wireless usage are critical for delivering reliable capacity and coverage to enterprise and carrier customers alike," concluded Jarich.
SOURCE Ruckus Wireless