SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

December 07, 2010 17:04 ET

Infonetics Research: Wireless LAN equipment market up 14% in 3Q10, led by N. America and EMEA regions

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - Market research firm Infonetics Research ( released its third quarter of 2010 (3Q10) Wireless LAN and WiFi Mesh Equipment and Phones market share and forecasts report.


"Revenue from wireless LAN equipment is up year-over-year (3Q09 to 3Q10) in every major region of the world, but North America and EMEA stand out with strong double-digit sequential and year-over-year growth. North America is doing well in many equipment markets this quarter, and EMEA is back on track after stalling in 2Q10. Once we tally fourth quarter results early next year, we expect the overall WLAN market will have grown about 17% in 2010 over 2009," predicts Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.


  • Worldwide wireless LAN equipment revenue grew 14% sequentially in 3Q10 to $680 million, continuing a trend of positive growth from the market low set in 1Q09

  • Worldwide, WLAN revenue is up 12% from this time a year ago (3Q09)

  • Single mode WiFi phone shipments are up 20% sequentially and passed the 100,000-mark, as PBX sales recovered and existing customers put in additional orders

  • Shipments of 802.11n access points (APs) now make up 44% of all AP shipment, up 5 percentage points from the previous quarter, and up 16 points from 12 months ago

  • Cisco increased its revenue share of the worldwide WLAN equipment market (excluding WiFi phones) to 51%, up 4 percentage points from the previous quarter

  • Aruba, the top-ranked WLAN specialist, stays in 2nd place and HP joins the top 3 thanks to the 3Com acquisition


Infonetics' wireless LAN and WiFi mesh report provides market size, market share, analysis, and forecasts through 2014 for dependent and independent access points, indoor and outdoor mesh network nodes, WLAN controllers, and enterprise single-mode WiFi phones. Companies tracked include Aruba, Bel Air, Cisco, D-Link, Enterasys, Extreme, H3C, HP, Meru, Motorola, NETGEAR, Polycom, Proxim, Ruckus, SMC, Trapeze, and others.


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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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