REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 4, 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 almost $3.8 billion in the third quarter of 2013; an increase of fourteen percent versus the year-ago period. Enterprise-class 802.11ac wireless LAN products experienced their first full quarter of shipments.
"Vendors that sell Enterprise-class WLAN and Campus Ethernet switches are re-adjusting their product lines and pricing strategies to take advantage of two trends: the 802.11ac wireless upgrade cycle and convergence between switching and WLAN," said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Enterprise Edge research at Dell'Oro Group. "We see evidence that 802.11ac pricing is relatively closer to 802.11n than the 802.11n to 802.11a/g price premium that occurred during the last major upgrade cycle. In addition, several network equipment vendors have launched or plan to launch converged Ethernet switch products that incorporate wireless controller capabilities in an attempt to both simplify network operations and increase the likelihood of customer loyalty. We also see that the introduction of converged products and the new wireless upgrade has caused an acceleration in the Enterprise Edge market," DePuy explained.
The top ten vendors tracked in the Enterprise Edge Report include: Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba Networks, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco Systems, Enterasys, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei Technologies, Juniper Networks, and Ruckus Wireless.
About the Report
Dell'Oro Group's 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.
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