SOURCE: Infonetics Research

October 11, 2007 16:11 ET

Wireless LAN equipment market hits $760M in 2Q07

LONDON--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - Worldwide wireless LAN equipment revenue dipped 3% to $760 between 1Q07 and 2Q07, due mainly to a 6% loss in the large consumer segment, according to Infonetics Research's latest "Wireless LAN Equipment" quarterly market share report.

The enterprise segment of the WLAN equipment market remained flat quarter over quarter, but annual revenue is expected to grow in the double digits through 2010, as end-user organizations across most verticals adopt WLAN equipment to leverage the benefits of mobility for data and voice networking.

"Current trends we're seeing in the wireless LAN market include 802.11n driving upgrade purchasing, VoIP continuing to play an increasingly significant role, access point architectures moving from lightweight to athletic, with centralized control and intelligence at the edge, and mesh capability becoming more frequently integrated into access points," said Richard Webb, directing analyst for wireless at Infonetics Research.

Other highlights from the report:

--  Worldwide WLAN equipment revenue is forecast to grow to $4.6 billion
    in 2010 as WLAN continues to show growth across most product categories
    throughout all regions
--  In 2Q07, consumer products make up 41% of WLAN equipment revenue,
    enterprise products make up 53%, and service provider products account for
--  In 2Q07, access points account for 77% of WLAN equipment revenue; WLAN
    switch products account for 23%
--  Cisco leads across all 3 segments of the wireless LAN market --
    enterprise, consumer (via Linksys), and service provider -- and has an
    increasingly dominant position
--  The CALA region experienced a 17% jump in WLAN equipment revenue in
    2Q07; currently North America accounts for 44% of worldwide revenue, EMEA
    30%, Asia Pacific 20%, and CALA 6%

Infonetics' wireless LAN report tracks WLAN independent APs (with residential, enterprise, and service provider splits), dependent (lightweight) APs, wireless broadband routers, and outdoor bridges, as well as WLAN switches and controllers, and WLAN NICs (with standard and embedded splits).

Forecasts and market share are updated quarterly and all regions. Companies tracked include 3Com, Aruba Networks, Buffalo, Cisco, Colubris, D-Link, Enterasys, HP, Linksys, Motorola, NETGEAR, Nortel, Proxim, SMC Networks, Trapeze Networks and others.

Download report highlights at For sales, contact Larry Howard, vice president, at or +1 (408) 583-3335.

Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom. Services include quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

Contact Information

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    Richard Webb
    Directing Analyst, Wireless
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408-583-3369 (VoIP)
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