NETGEAR overtakes D-Link in Wi-Fi network equipment market for second position

NETGEAR has overtaken D-Link for the number two spot in
the Wi-Fi network equipment market.



NETGEAR has around 19 percent market share while D-Link
holds a little over a 17 percent share, placing them close behind in the number
three slot. Linksys and Pace round out the top five, holding market shares of 7
percent and 5 percent, respectively.



Worldwide revenue for the Wi-Fi network equipment market
remained relatively flat In Q2 2011compared to Q1 2011, staying at $1.6
billion, according to In-Stat.



Continuing a trend, 802.11n remains the fastest growing
Wi-Fi technology with shipments rising 17 percent from the previous quarter,
while revenues grew nearly 7 percent.



In terms of total unit shipments, TP-LINK is number one,
leading the way with a 26 percent market share,” said Brad Shaffer, analyst,



The report finds shipments of wireless network adapters
were up from the previous quarter, rising 7.4 percent overall to 5.27 million.
North America gained regional market share, rising to 33 percent in the current



802.11n-enabled networking equipment now accounts for 68
percent of all Wi-Fi networking equipment unit shipments. The USB form factor
experienced an increase of 8.6 percent.



NETGEAR recently announced an easy and affordable solution for eliminating wireless
dead spots at home: the new NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender (WN3000RP),
now available from major retailers worldwide.



ABI Research announced that Netgear and D-Link emerged as serious competitors
in the Wi-Fi equipment market.




TP-Link is establishing a foothold in the consumer
segment and becoming an emergent force in the Chinese market and posing a
threat to market leaders such as Cisco and Aruba. Cisco, the
incumbent, remains an established leader in the enterprise segment.



In the consumer segment competition will intensify and we
will see greater pricing pressures for products such as USB adapters. Greater
demand for tablets, netbooks and laptops with built-in Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth
capability don’t necessarily translate to higher demand for portable wireless
products such as PCI and USB adapters.



The Wi-Fi equipment market is likely to see more than 9
percent CAGR from 2011 to 2016, with the enterprise segment contributing the
bulk of the growth at more than 21 percent CAGR. In volume shipment terms, the
consumer segment is likely to see more than 112 million units by 2016,
representing more than 63 percent growth over 2010, according to ABI Research.



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