Wireless LAN Market Sales Up 16 Percent Y/Y in Second Quarter, According to Dell'Oro Group

Largest Enterprise Share Gainers are Cisco Systems, Enterasys and Hewlett Packard

Aug 29, 2012, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, revealed that in the second quarter of 2012, overall Wireless LAN (WLAN) revenues grew 16 percent over the same period last year, driven in part by a 26 percent year-over-year increase in the Enterprise WLAN segment.  Nine WLAN vendors had record revenue quarters, marking strong performance for the industry. 

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"There are many exciting changes underway in the Wireless LAN industry now.  We have a new generation of technology shipping, 802.11ac; a new customer group emerging, Service Providers; and new architectures being brought to market, cloud services and virtualized software," stated Chris DePuy, Analyst of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group.  "In addition, enterprises now consider Wireless LAN infrastructure systems to be just as important as their wired Ethernet systems, which is driving a need for combined management systems for wired and wireless access at the edge of the enterprise," continued DePuy.

In the second quarter, Cisco Systems maintained the majority revenue market share in the Enterprise WLAN market, followed by Aruba Networks and Hewlett Packard.  In the SOHO market, Netgear retained the number one revenue rank, followed by Cisco Systems.  In the Service Provider WiFi market, Hewlett Packard, Ruckus Wireless and Cisco Systems were within 0.2 percent revenue share points of each other in a near dead heat for top vendor ranking.

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The Dell'Oro Group Wireless LAN Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the Service Provider, Enterprise, and SOHO markets with tables containing manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments by the following wireless standards: 802.11g, 802.11a/g, 802.11n and 802.11ac. To purchase this report, please contact Jessica Hsueh, call +1.650.622.9400 x222 or email Jessica@DellOro.com.

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