Telecom Lead America: Cisco, Aruba, HP, Motorola
Solutions and Ruckus Wireless are top 5 Enterprise worldwide wireless local
area network (WLAN) vendors in Q1 2012.
The market share of Cisco in Enterprise WLAN segment was
52.4 percent in Q1.
Aruba Networks is the second largest player with 11.6
HP is in third position with 5.7 percent market share in
the first quarter.
Motorola Solutions and Ruckus Wireless are in fourth and
fifth positions with 5.3 percent and 5.2 percent market share, respectively.
The size of the enterprise WLAN market was $790.27
IDC said the consumer and enterprise WLAN market segments
grew 13.9 percent year-over-year.
The enterprise segment increased 27.2 percent.
“Along with the increasing use of Wi-Fi by service
providers to offload cellular data traffic, current market drivers in key
verticals will ensure the market for enterprise-class WLAN devices and
solutions will see continued traction, and that the market is expected to stay
vibrant for the foreseeable future,” said Rohit Mehra, director,
Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, at IDC.
The enterprise WLAN market grew 73.8 percent
year-over-year in the Latin America region.
The 19.7 percent year over year growth in Europe, Middle
East and Africa (EMEA) and the 16.4 percent increase in Asia/Pacific were below
the overall market this quarter.
Cisco’s 1Q12 enterprise WLAN revenue grew 27 percent year
over year, reaching $414 million in the quarter. The North American market
accounted for 49.4 percent of Cisco’s WLAN revenue in 1Q12. Cisco’s market
share stands at 52.4 percent, up from 51.0 percent in 4Q11 and on par with
Aruba (excluding its OEM business) increased 42.8 percent
year over year in 1Q12, and now holds 11.6 percent of the enterprise WLAN
HP’s 1Q12 enterprise WLAN revenue grew 10.0 percent year
over year. Its market share declined from the 6.6 percent in both 1Q11 and 4Q11
to 5.7 percent this quarter.
Ruckus reported 183 percent growth over last year’s first
quarter, driven by service provider and enterprise sales.