A recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, revealed the Wireless LAN (WLAN) market grew 13 percent in the second quarter 2013 versus the year ago period. For the second quarter in a row, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems gained the most revenue share in the combined Enterprise and Outdoor segment.
"Similar to recent quarters, two end-markets drove the enterprise-class WLAN market more rapidly than others: service providers and small & medium businesses. Vendors have responded to this growth by developing new, specially-designed products that are shaping the WLAN infrastructure market," said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group. "For service providers, vendors have developed high-capacity controllers, for instance. And now cloud-managed services, controller-less access points, and highly-affordable downloadable or embedded controller software systems have entered the marketplace to serve the needs of these unique customer segments."
In the second quarter, vendors in the combined Enterprise-Class and Outdoor Mesh Nodes category that increased revenue share the most versus the prior quarter on a percentage point basis were Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Aruba Networks. In the Service Provider WiFi market, three vendors achieved double-digit unit share in the second quarter, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Ruckus Wireless.
The Dell'Oro Group Wireless LAN Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the Service Provider, Enterprise, and SOHO markets with tables containing manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments by the following wireless standards: 802.11g, 802.11a/g, 802.11n and 802.11ac. To purchase this report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui, call +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.