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Infonetics Research

September 21, 2011 16:56 ET

Infonetics Research: Wireless LAN equipment market hits record high

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its second quarter (2Q11) Wireless LAN Equipment and WiFi Phones market share report.


"Enterprises are building out their wireless infrastructure to deal with the surge in wireless devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) swamping their networks. As a result, wireless LAN is the hottest market in the enterprise networking space today, with revenue being pushed to new highs. Meanwhile, the traditional wired segments will continue to see subdued growth," expects Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.


  • Worldwide wireless LAN equipment revenue jumped 19% sequentially in 2Q11, to $813 million, eclipsing the previous high of $754 million set in 4Q10

  • Year-over-year (2Q10 to 2Q11) WLAN sales are up 35% as broad-based demand for wireless network connectivity continues

  • North America had the strongest performance in 2Q11, both sequentially and year-over-year, driven by high smartphone penetration and tablet adoption

  • Cisco and Aruba maintain 1st and 2nd place for WLAN equipment revenue (excluding WiFi phones), while Motorola surges ahead of HP to capture 3rd


Infonetics' quarterly wireless LAN and WiFi phones report tracks Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba, BelAir, Brocade, Cisco, D-Link, Enterasys, Extreme, Juniper, Meru, Motorola, NETGEAR, Polycom, HP, Proxim, Ruckus, SMC, Xirrus, and others. The report provides market size, market share, analysis, and forecasts for dependent, independent, and outdoor access points, WLAN controllers, and enterprise single-mode WiFi phones.



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Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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