Cisco maintains top position in Enterprise WLAN market in fourth quarter: Dell’Oro Group


By Telecom Lead Team:According to Dell’Oro Group, overall Wireless LAN (WLAN)
revenues grew 14 percent over the same period last year, driven in part by a 10
percent quarter-over-quarter increase in Enterprise WLAN selling prices, to
post a record $1.7 billion in the fourth quarter.


Cisco Systems maintained the majority revenue market
share in the Enterprise WLAN market in the fourth quarter, followed by Aruba
Networks and Hewlett Packard.


Netgear retained the number one revenue rank in the SOHO
market, followed by Cisco Systems and D-Link.


In the Outdoor Mesh segment, BelAir Networks is number
one by revenue, followed by Tropos Networks and Ruckus Wireless.


While traditional vertical markets such as education,
healthcare and the carpeted enterprise remain the largest contributors to the
enterprise segment, rapid growth in the service provider vertical is changing
to the WLAN industry,” stated Chris DePuy, analyst of Wireless LAN research at
Dell’Oro Group.


The outdoor WiFi market is undergoing a rapid pace of
innovation as service providers demand integration between cellular and WiFi
radio technologies, as well as increased user management capabilities,”
continued DePuy.


Shipments of 802.11ac-based SOHO WLAN devices are
expected to begin before the end of 2012 and that of Enterprise WLAN will begin
by 2013.


According to the Wireless
LAN Quarterly Report, nearly a half-million units of Enterprise-class and
outdoor WiFi devices were shipped to service providers in 2011, up 170 percent


Largest vertical markets, by units shipped, in the second
half of 2011 include Education at 22 percent, Healthcare at 14 percent, and
Carpeted Enterprise at 12 percent.



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