Overall Wireless LAN (WLAN) market revenues are expected
to surpass $8 billion in 2015, a 49 percent increase over 2010 revenues,
according to Dell’Oro Group.
The wireless LAN market continues its rapid expansion,
as it tries to keep pace with the large growth in the number of Wi-Fi enabled
devices,” said Chris DePuy, analyst of Wireless LAN research at Dell’Oro Group.
802.11n technology has helped to propel this market, and
is continuing to evolve, providing for higher bandwidth connections and the
ability to seamlessly roam from the cellular network to WLAN.
The small office/home office (SOHO) segment, driven by
huge growth in broadband CPE with WLAN and wireless routers, will continue to
account for the majority of the revenue, but the enterprise segment, with its
faster growth rate, will close the gap within the next few years.
Universities and schools, one of the critical vertical
segments for WLAN, benefit from government subsidy programs, like the US Federal
Communications Commission’s E-rate program.
The report indicates that the enterprise segment will
reach $3.9 billion in revenues in 2015, while the SOHO segment will be just
slightly larger, at nearly $4 billion.
By Telecomlead.com Team