Cisco, Aruba, Motorola to Benefit from $1.3 Billion healthcare Wi-Fi market

 

Wi-Fi has already been widely adopted across professional

healthcare locations in North America, but the expansion of existing networks
and the growing adoption of Wi-Fi in other regions around the world will ensure
that the market for Wi-Fi access point hardware, software, and services will
grow to $1.34 billion by 2016.

ABI Research expects the number of smartphone and
handheld computing devices leveraging professional healthcare Wi-Fi networks to
grow by close to 20% in this market in 2011.

Wi-Fi-embedded consumer devices are also making their way
into professional healthcare locations, furthering the demand for access to
professional healthcare Wi-Fi networks. ABI Research expects the number of
smartphone and handheld computing devices leveraging professional healthcare
Wi-Fi networks to grow by close to 20% in this market in 2011,” says Jonathan
Collins, principal analyst, wireless healthcare and M2M.

Leading Wi-Fi infrastructure vendors including Cisco,
Aruba, and Motorola are all focused on the potential for Wi-Fi in healthcare.
These companies are set to benefit as customers not only build out their
networks, but also turn to established vendors and their partners to deliver
management for networks and the growing number of applications that will
leverage that connectivity.

Existing Wi-Fi-based applications such as Voice over
Wi-Fi and RTLS (real-time location systems), will increasingly be joined by a
new generation of medical body area networks” (MBANs), which are positioned to
also leverage Wi-Fi connectivity through gateway devices that take advantage of
Wi-Fi connectivity to support mobile monitoring capability. The global MBAN
market within professional healthcare will see nearly 30 million devices
shipped annually by 2016.

By TelecomLead.com Team
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