Motorola beats HP to capture third position in WLAN equipment market


Motorola Solutions has overtaken HP to capture third
position in WLAN equipment revenue market in Q2 of 2011.


Cisco and Aruba maintain first and second place for WLAN
equipment revenue (excluding WiFi phones).


Worldwide wireless LAN equipment revenue jumped 19
percent sequentially in Q2 2011, to $813 million, eclipsing the previous high
of $754 million set in Q4 2010, according to Infonetics Research.


Year-over-year (Q2 2010 to Q2 2011) WLAN sales are up 35
percent as broad-based demand for wireless network connectivity continues.


North America had the strongest performance in Q2 2011,
both sequentially and year-over-year, driven by high smartphone penetration and
tablet adoption.


Enterprises are building out their wireless
infrastructure to deal with the surge in wireless devices (smartphones,
tablets, etc.) swamping their networks. As a result, wireless LAN is the
hottest market in the enterprise networking space today, with revenue being
pushed to new highs. Meanwhile, the traditional wired segments will continue to
see subdued growth,” said Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for
enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.


Canalys announced that Motorola Solutions showed the strongest growth among the
top five, up 52.3 percent, thanks to its retail, transport and leisure industry
sales. Building on its 2008 acquisition of wireless LAN specialist Colubris
Networks and its 2010 purchase of 3Com, HP Networks accounted for 7.8 percent
of total shipment revenue in Q2 2011.


According to Canalys, the top five wireless LAN vendors
in Q2 2011 were Cisco, Aruba Networks, Motorola Solutions, HP Networking and
Meru Networks. Aruba Networks, including sales through OEM partner
Alcatel-Lucent, was Cisco’s closest challenger, growing above average at 41.5
percent to capture 14.6 percent of the market.


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