WLAN market grew 5 percent YoY in 2Q15

A recently published report from Dell'Oro Group, the source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, revealed the Wireless LAN (WLAN) market grew 5 percent in the second quarter 2015 versus the year-ago period. A temporary slowdown ahead of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission E-Rate program that starts in July 2015 led to a moderation in the growth rate of Enterprise-class WLAN.

 WLAN market grew 5 percent YoY in 2Q15

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"Since 2012, 802.11ac devices have been providing a stimulus for WLAN infrastructure sales growth," said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group. "In the second quarter, we saw the first shipments of Wave 2 802.11ac Enterprise-class devices from Ruckus Wireless, and we expect many vendors will follow in introducing this more capable version of 802.11ac. In fact, with exceptional growth in device counts, Internet of Things, and growing video usage, there may be a need for even greater bandwidth than Wave 2 has to offer. We therefore expect further advancements in WLAN technology to be met with growing bandwidth consumption demand."

The report reveals that the Enterprise Wireless LAN vendor landscape, for 2Q15, top three revenue share was held as follows: Cisco at nearly 50 percent, HP's branded share (including Aruba Networks) approached 20 percent, and Ruckus Wireless approached 7 percent.

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Updated Date: Aug 28, 2015 16:00:51 IST