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802.11ac access point penetration nearly doubling every quarter, shows Infonetics WLAN report

 

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, September 8, 2014—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2nd quarter 2014 (2Q14) Wireless LAN Equipment and WiFi Phones report, which tracks enterprise access points, wireless LAN (WLAN) controllers, and WiFi phones.


WLAN ANALYST NOTE

“Despite access point shipments reaching record levels, revenue growth in the wireless LAN market has been relatively weak so far this year due to temporary declines in service provider and K–12 spending, 802.11ac failing to lift average selling prices, and the rise of lower-cost solutions, including controller-less approaches,” notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.


Machowinski adds: “That said, we expect the wireless LAN equipment market to accelerate in 2015 as spending by service providers and education comes back, 802.11ac reaches critical mass, and Wave 2 products enter the market.”


2Q14 WLAN MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment sales totaled $1.2 billion in 2Q14, up 13% sequentially, and up 4% year-over-year
  • Access point shipments are up by a third year-over-year in 2Q14
  • Controller revenue is down 5% in 2Q14 from the year-ago 2nd quarter
  • 802.11ac access point penetration has nearly doubled every quarter and is starting to cannibalize 802.11n
  • WiFi phone revenue is down again in 2Q14, declining 1% quarter-over-quarter and 15% year-over-year

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Clients, log in to join analyst Matthias Machowinski Sept. 12 at 11:00 AM EDT for his quarterly WLAN market recap and outlook, or view on-demand: www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=915.


WIRELESS LAN REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ quarterly WLAN equipment report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for WLAN infrastructure, including access points by type and technology, WLAN controllers, and enterprise single-mode WiFi phones. Vendors tracked: Aerohive, Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba, Brocade, Buffalo, Cisco, D-Link, Extreme, Juniper, Meru, Motorola, Netgear, HP, Huawei, Ruckus, Spectralink, TP Link, Ubiquiti, Vocera, Xirrus, others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.


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  • Shifting to the Cloud: Managing Next-Gen WLANs (View on-demand)
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  • South Korea: 대한민국 Doug Moon, MBAP dougm@mbap.co.kr, +82 2-3453-9400

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"Global wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment sales totaled $1.2 billion in 2Q14, up 13% sequentially, and up 4% year-over-year."

Matthias Machowinski, Directing Analyst
Enterprise Networks and Video

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