SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

February 16, 2007 13:39 ET

Wireless LAN Sales Surpass $3.6 Billion in 2006

2006 Enterprise & SOHO/Home Markets Grow by 15%

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 16, 2007 -- According to the latest published report by Synergy Research Group, the worldwide Wireless LAN market was flat sequentially and was up 15 percent year-over-year.

Consumer WLAN Equipment dipped one percent while Enterprise class WLAN equipment sales inched up one percent. Further, the report shows that the Consumer WLAN segment represented 58 percent of the total WLAN market.

"As anticipated, sales of Enterprise WLAN equipment experienced healthy growth in 2006. This growth is attributable to dramatic sales increases of centralized solutions, which now represent 45% of the enterprise WLAN infrastructure opportunity compared to 30% in 2005," said Aaron Vance, Senior Analyst at Synergy Research Group. "In the consumer or SOHO/Home segment, equally remarkable growth continued to be driven by sales of 802.11g devices as well as the introduction of new product types, such as Draft 802.11n and multimedia products."

Table 1. 2006 WW Enterprise WLAN Equipment Sales
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               Position         Y-Y Growth

Cisco             1                35%

Symbol            2               -21%

Aruba             3                62%

3Com              4               -37%

ProCurve          5                47%


Table 2. 2006 WW SOHO/Home WLAN Equipment Sales
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               Position         Y-Y Growth

Linksys           1                 6%

D-Link            2                11%

NETGEAR           3                41%

Buffalo           4                 7%

Belkin            5                30%
Notable vendor market share gains for the year included Aruba, Belkin, Cisco, NETGEAR, and ProCurve.

About the Report

Synergy's Worldwide WLAN Equipment reports are available for purchase at www.srgresearch.com or by contacting Heather Wilson at 775-852-3330. Synergy provides separate Market Share and Forecast reports for WLAN for Worldwide, US, EMEA, APAC, and LAM regions.

About Synergy Research Group

Synergy Research Group is regarded as the definitive authority for networking and telecom market research by Wall Street firms, leading equipment vendors, and component manufacturers. Synergy can be found at www.srgresearch.com

The contents of this press release represent SRG's interpretation and analysis of statistics and information collected from authorized company representatives, industry sources, and SRG estimates. SRG does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the statistics or information contained in this release.

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