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Infonetics Research

June 22, 2009 10:51 ET

Infonetics Research: Dependent access points weather the stormy wireless LAN equipment market in 1Q09

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Communications market research firm Infonetics Research released the first quarter (1Q09) edition of its Wireless LAN and WiFi Mesh Equipment and Phones report. Highlights follow.


"Dependent wireless LAN access points were relatively immune to the wireless LAN equipment market plunge in the first quarter of 2009, driven by the move to centralized wireless LAN architectures. Another development is the growing proportion of 802.11n-based access points, which have a much higher average selling price and are keeping overall revenue per unit from eroding. Continued uptake of this next-generation technology should have a positive impact on the market during what is likely to be a difficult year in the wireless LAN space," said Matthias Machowinski, Directing Analyst, Enterprise Voice and Data, Infonetics Research.


--  The worldwide wireless LAN equipment market, including access points,
    mesh network nodes, WLAN switches and controllers, and WiFi phones,
    continues to be impacted by the economic climate, sequentially dropping 18%
    to $438 million in 1Q09
--  On the wireless LAN equipment leaderboard (excluding WiFi phones),
    Cisco is unassailable with nearly half the worldwide market share, and
    Aruba and Motorola locked in a battle for second position (Aruba leads in
--  Alcatel-Lucent and Trapeze were the only vendors with positive revenue
    growth in 1Q09


Infonetics' wireless LAN and WiFi mesh report tracks 3Com, Aerohive, Aruba, Belden, Bel Air, Browan, Cisco, D-Link, Extreme, Gemtek, HTC, Meraki, Meru, Motorola, NETGEAR, Polycom, HP ProCurve, Proxim, Ruckus, Siemens, Strix, SMC, Trapeze, Tropos, Vocera, and others. The report provides market size, market share, analysis, and forecasts through 2013 for independent and dependent access points (802.11a/b/g and 802.11n), indoor and outdoor mesh network nodes, WLAN controllers, and enterprise single-mode WiFi phones. Customizable pivot tables are included.

Related research:

-- 1Q09 Enterprise Router and WAN Optimization Appliances

-- 1Q09 Ethernet and Application Switches



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Contact Information

  • Lead Analyst:
    Matthias Machowinski
    Directing Analyst, Enterprise Voice and Data
    Infonetics Research
    VoIP: +1 (408) 583-3363
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