Wireless LAN Market posts seventeen percent revenue growth in first quarter 2013, according to Dell’Oro Group
Date: Thu, 05/23/2013 - 19:49 Source: Dell’Oro Group press department
Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless LAN research at Dell’Oro Group, at Ethernet Innovation Summit
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A recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, revealed the Wireless LAN (WLAN) market grew 17 percent in the first quarter 2013 versus the year ago period. Outdoor device shipments turned in the strongest performance. Broadband Customer Premise Equipment with WLAN also grew rapidly, driven by recently-introduced high speed DOCSIS 3.0 cable equipment shipments.
“In 2013, vendors will introduce enterprise-class product refreshes that encompass two important advancements—wireless and wired convergence, and the new Wireless LAN standard, 802.11ac,” explained Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless LAN research at Dell’Oro Group. “Each of the leading vendors is employing a different strategy as they navigate these two market conditions. So, we expect market shares and growth rates could be volatile over the next several quarters,” said DePuy.
In the first quarter, vendors in the combined Enterprise-Class and Outdoor Mesh Nodes category that increased revenue share the most versus the prior quarter on a percentage point basis were Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard. In the SOHO market, NETGEAR was top-ranked by shipments, followed by Technicolor. In the Service Provider WiFi market, Cisco Systems, Ericsson and Ruckus Wireless were the top three vendors by revenue.