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December 10, 2014 13:59 ET

Nearly a quarter of all access points are now 802.11ac, shows Infonetics WLAN market report

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - December 10, 2014) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 3rd quarter 2014 (3Q14) Wireless LAN Equipment and WiFi Phones report, which tracks enterprise access points, wireless LAN (WLAN) controllers, and WiFi phones.

WLAN ANALYST NOTE
"After a weak first half of the year, wireless LAN sales improved in 3Q14 thanks to higher demand from government and enterprise customers. Revenue growth is once again accelerating -- and even outpacing -- access point shipments, a sign that vendors were able to sustain pricing and shift the product mix to higher-priced equipment such as 802.11ac access points, which now account for almost a quarter of all shipments," notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.

3Q14 WLAN MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • The global wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment market improved in 3Q14, growing 5% sequentially to $1.3 billion
  • Demand for WiFi connectivity continues unabated: Access point shipments are up 14% year-over-year in 3Q14
  • Interactive access points are the top-performing WLAN segment in 3Q14
  • 802.11ac access point penetration is up almost 10-fold over the past year, with almost 1 million units shipped in 3Q14
  • Growth in North America, the largest region for WLAN, resumed in 3Q14 after falling negative in the prior quarter
  • Aruba and Ruckus notched the highest growth of all WLAN equipment vendors in Q3
  • WiFi phone shipments are reversing course from a great 2013 due to weakness in the healthcare vertical and continuing weak demand for enterprise phone systems

WLAN ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL FOR CLIENTS
Infonetics clients are invited to join Matthias Machowinski live or on-demand Dec. 16 at 11:30 A.M. EST for a WLAN market outlook. For password: www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=915.

WIRELESS LAN REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' quarterly WLAN equipment report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for WLAN infrastructure, including access points by type and technology, WLAN controllers, and enterprise single-mode WiFi phones. Vendors tracked: Aerohive, Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba, Brocade, Buffalo, Cisco, D-Link, Extreme, Juniper, Meru, Netgear, HP, Huawei, Ruckus, Spectralink, TP-Link, Ubiquiti, Vocera, Xirrus, Zebra, others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Matthias Machowinski
    Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
    Infonetics Research
    +1-408-583-3363
    Email contact
    Twitter: @machowinski