SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

November 15, 2005 09:00 ET

WLAN Sales Grow Across All Segments in Q3 2005

Sales of Enterprise Infrastructure Devices Grow by Double-Digits, According to Synergy Research Group

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2005 -- According to Synergy Research Group's latest report, Q3 2005 WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) Worldwide Market Shares, the global WLAN market grew five percent sequentially and was up over 11 percent year-over-year.

According to expert market analysis by Synergy Research Group (SRG), Consumer WLAN Equipment sales were up three percent while Enterprise class WLAN equipment sales were up five percent. Further, the report shows that the Consumer WLAN segment represents the bulk of the opportunity worldwide, representing almost 59 percent of the total WLAN market.

"As anticipated, both Consumer and Enterprise WLAN equipment sales continued with growth across nearly all segments," said Aaron Vance, Senior Analyst at Synergy Research Group. "Additionally, SRG noted accelerating sales of Enterprise Switches/Controllers and 'Light' Access Points, which combined to reach nearly $100 million in the quarter."

Table 1. Q3 2005 WW Enterprise WLAN Market Shares
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              Position           Q-Q Growth

Cisco            1                   4%

Symbol           2                  17%

Aruba            3                  20%

3Com             4                  13%


Table 2. Q3 2005 WW SOHO/Home WLAN Market Shares
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              Position           Q-Q Growth

Linksys          1                   6%

D-Link           2                  11%

NETGEAR          3                  -1%

Buffalo          4                  14%

Notable sequential market share gainers for the quarter included Aruba, Buffalo, Cisco, D-Link, and Symbol.

Important Note: Synergy's coverage of the WLAN market now includes Enterprise Wireless Switches/Controllers and "Light" Access Points.

Synergy reports are available for purchase at www.srgresearch.com or by contacting Heather Wilson at 775-852-3330.

Synergy Research Group (SRG) is a market research firm, which specializes in quarterly market analysis, market share, forecasting, and strategic consulting. SRG offers a wide breadth of market research services to the equipment manufacturing, semiconductor, and financial communities. SRG 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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