Wireless LAN and Ethernet Switching Drive Enterprise Edge Market to almost $3.5 Billion in 2Q13, According to Dell'Oro Group

802.11ac Wireless to Trigger both Cabling and Ethernet Switch Upgrade in the Campus

Sep 04, 2013, 08:55 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 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 $3.5 billion in the second quarter of 2013; an increase of two percent versus the year-ago period.  In this quarter, for the very first time, enterprise-class 802.11ac wireless LAN products shipped for revenue.

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"With new 802.11ac-compliant WLAN devices now shipping, enterprises are faced with the prospect of having to upgrade their cabling and campus Ethernet switches to satisfy the greater power and throughput requirements for these devices," said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Enterprise Edge research at Dell'Oro Group.  "Much of the installed base of Ethernet switches that are 802.3af-capable may not be adequate to service 802.11ac wireless.  Newer switches have more power available, yet the throughput needs of 802.11ac may require multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports or even 10 Gigabit per second ports which may drive additional in-building cabling.  This is important because enterprises will be forced to develop specialized wiring and network systems that are separate from those previously shared with desktop wiring and switches, or else run 802.11ac at less than full capacity," DePuy explained.

Enterprise Edge is the part of the communications market that includes enterprise-class wireless LAN (WLAN), campus Ethernet switching equipment and related software.  The top ten vendors tracked in the Report include: Aerohive Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba Networks, Cisco Systems, Dell, Enterasys, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei Technologies, Juniper Networks, and Ruckus Wireless.   

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
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