June 21, 2011 01:30 ET

TP-LINK Extends Market Share Lead in Wi-Fi Equipment; Market Revenue up 24% Year-Over-Year, Says In-Stat

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - In 1Q11, worldwide revenue for the Wi-Fi Network Equipment market decreased by 1.2% quarter-over-quarter while shipments increased by 3.8%. However, year-over-year revenue was up over 24%, says In-Stat (

"WLAN shipments and revenues increased over the last year but a more significant trend in data is the transition to 802.11n technology from 802.11g. In 1Q10 802.11g had more shipments than any other technology in every region, but a year later 802.11n is the majority everywhere except for our 'Rest of World' category," says Brad Shaffer, Analyst. From a market share perspective, TP-LINK continues to hold the top spot while NETGEAR has jumped over D-LINK, in terms of unit shipments. Regionally NETGEAR leads in unit shipments in North America with Linksys at number two. In Europe, TP-LINK, NETGEAR, and D-LINK account for about 65% of the market in terms of total unit shipments."

Additional Worldwide and North American market share data includes:


Recent In-Stat research 1Q11 Wi-Fi Network Tracker: By Region, Form Factor, Technology, and Vendor (#1105010WL) provides highly detailed segmentation of the worldwide Wi-Fi Network Equipment market for the current and eleven preceding quarters, breaking down unit shipments and manufacturers' revenues by all the following categories:

  • Region (North America, EMEA, Asia/Pacific, and ROW)
  • Form Factor (Network Adapters by Cardbus, PCI, and USB)
  • Technology (802.11ag, 802.11g, 802.11n)
  • Vendor

Categories of equipment include:

  • SOHO Routers
  • Residential Gateways
  • Network Adapters
  • Standalone AP

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