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TMCNet:  Infonetics Research: New High of $4 Billion for Wireless LAN Market in 2012

[March 04, 2013]

Infonetics Research: New High of $4 Billion for Wireless LAN Market in 2012

BOSTON --(Business Wire)--

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 4th quarter (4Q12) and year-end Wireless LAN Equipment and WiFi Phones vendor market share, market size and forecast report.

ANALYST NOTE

"The wireless LAN market racked up another year of 20-plus percent growth, topping $4 billion in annual revenue in 2012, a new high," reports Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics. "WLAN continues to shine as enterprises build out their wireless capabilities to take advantage of new devices and ubiquitous connectivity."

WLAN MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Worldwide WLAN revenue, including enterprise access points, WLAN controllers and WiFi (News - Alert) phones, grew 4% in 4Q12 from 3Q12, to $1.1 billion
  • The demand for WLAN is global: All major geographic regions, even beleaguered EMEA, grew by double digits in 2012
  • 88% of access points shipping today are based on 802.11n; next-gen 802.11ac products will start shipping in April 2013, ushering in the next technology transition
  • After years of languishing, outdoor access point shipments jumped 88% in 2012, propelled by service provider WiFi deployments
  • WLAN market leader Cisco (News - Alert) added over 1.5 points of revenue market share in 2012, a remarkable feat for a vendor this size
  • Aruba, the only other WLAN vendor with double-digit revenue share, added almost a point of share in 2012
  • As the economy continues to rebound, Infonetics (News - Alert) anticipates that companies will upgrade their core communication infrastructure, sparking growth of WiFi phones

WLAN REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics' quarterly WLAN equipment and WiFi phones report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2017 and analysis for WLAN infrastructure, including access points by type and technology, WLAN controllers, and enterprise single-mode WiFi phones. Companies tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba, Brocade, Cisco, D-Link, Enterasys, Extreme, Juniper, Meru, Motorola (News - Alert), NETGEAR, HP, Ruckus, Spectralink, Vocera, Xirrus, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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Download Infonetics' market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.

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TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3335

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44 755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics' About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.


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