SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

November 15, 2006 09:00 ET

Wireless LAN Sales Approach $1 Billion in Q3 2006

Aruba, Cisco, & HP ProCurve Drive Enterprise Growth in Record Quarter

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2006 -- According to the latest published report by Synergy Research Group, the worldwide Wireless LAN market jumped 10 percent sequentially and was up 20 percent year-over-year.

Consumer WLAN Equipment increased five percent while Enterprise class WLAN equipment sales grew a record 19 percent. Further, the report shows that the Consumer WLAN segment represented 58 percent of the total WLAN market.

"In a record quarter for the Enterprise, sales were driven by growth across all WLAN Infrastructure segments, most notably Wireless Switches/Controller and Dependent APs," said Aaron Vance, Senior Analyst at Synergy Research Group. "In the consumer or SOHO/Home segment, modest growth was driven by sales of 802.11g devices, as well as a growing mix of draft 802.11n devices and multimedia products."

Table 1. Q3 2006 US Enterprise WLAN Equipment Sales
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                      Position       Q-Q Growth

Cisco                    1               8%

Aruba                    2              12%

Symbol                   3             -20%

HP Pro Curve             4              70%

3Com                     5             -25%

Table 2. Q3 2006 US SOHO/Home WLAN Equipment Sales
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                      Position       Q-Q Growth

Linksys                  1               2%

NETGEAR                  2               0%

D-Link                   3             -11%

Belkin                   4             -35%

Buffalo                  5             -12%
Notable sequential market share gainers for the quarter included Belkin, Cisco, D-Link, HP ProCurve, and NETGEAR.

About the Report

Synergy's Worldwide WLAN Equipment reports are available for purchase at www.srgresearch.com or by contacting Heather Wilson at 775-852-3330. Synergy provides separate Market Share and Forecast reports for WLAN for Worldwide, US, EMEA, APAC, and LAM regions.

About Synergy Research Group

Synergy Research Group is regarded as the definitive authority for networking and telecom market research by Wall Street firms, leading equipment vendors, and component manufacturers. Synergy can be found at www.srgresearch.com

The contents of this press release represent SRG's interpretation and analysis of statistics and information collected from authorized company representatives, industry sources, and SRG estimates. SRG does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the statistics or information contained in this release.

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