|[August 26, 2013]
Worldwide WLAN Market Continues Robust Growth in Second Quarter of 2013, According to IDC
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area
network (WLAN) market segments increased 10.8% year over year in the
second quarter of 2013 (2Q13). According to the preliminary results
published in the International Data Corporation (IDC)
Quarterly WLAN Tracker, the enterprise segment continued to grow at
a very healthy rate and increased 14.8% over the same period last year.
While the pace of the enterprise WLAN market growth is starting to slow
from the 20%-plus year-over-year increases witnessed in the last several
years, the enterprise WLAN market continues to be one of the fastest
growing networking markets out there. The consumer WLAN market also
performed well in 2Q13 and increased 6.5% year over year, which was on
par with the consumer WLAN results in 1Q13.
"Across all verticals and geographies, enterprise IT continues to see an
explosion of mobility applications running on more devices than ever,
resulting in new investments in WLAN infrastructure," said Rohit
Mehra, Vice President, Network
Infrastructure. "While growth slowed slightly this quarter compared
to previous quarters, the growing mobility needs of education, retail,
healthcare, and other distributed enterprise segments will continue to
fuel substantial growth in the overall enterprise WLAN market."
From a geographic perspective, the enterprise WLAN market performed
especially well in Latin Amerca with its 38.8% year-over-year growth
and in Asia/Pacific where it increased 24.0% year over year in 2Q13.
North America followed with a 14.9% year over year increase. Europe,
Middle East & Africa (EMEA) grew 6.4% year over year in 2Q13, weaker
than the other major regions but still positive and an improvement as
macroeconomic conditions continue to gradually improve.
"Although regional and country-level WLAN growth trends varied widely in
2Q13, the worldwide outlook for the enterprise, service provider, and
consumer segments remains optimistic due to highly anticipated network
upgrade cycles," said Petr
Jirovsky, Senior Research Analyst, Worldwide Networking Trackers
Key Enterprise WLAN Vendor Updates
Cisco's (News - Alert) 2Q13 worldwide enterprise WLAN revenue grew 16.7% year over
year, slightly above the overall market. Cisco's 2Q13 enterprise WLAN
revenue reached a record $581 million in the quarter. The North
American market was especially strong for Cisco this quarter and now
accounts for 58.4% of worldwide revenue, up from 48.8% in 1Q13.
Cisco's worldwide market share stands at 53.7% in 2Q13, its highest
share since 4Q10.
Aruba (excluding its OEM business) grew its enterprise revenue 13.6%
year over year in the second quarter, which was, in essence, on par
with the overall market and an improvement over the 8.5%
year-over-year increase Aruba experienced in 1Q13. Aruba now holds 11%
of the enterprise WLAN market.
HP's overall enterprise WLAN revenue increased 17.7% year over year in
2Q13 and reached $65.7 million in 2Q13. This was a noticeable
improvement in annual growth when compared to HP's results for the
last few quarters. As a result, HP's market share increased to 6.0% of
the market in 2Q13, up from 5.4% in 1Q13.
Ruckus grew a solid 37.3% year over year in 2Q13 and now accounts for
5.5% of the overall market.
A graphic showing the top 5 vendors in the worldwide enterprise WLAN
market for 2Q13 is available here.
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social media can be found by viewing this
press release on IDC (News - Alert).com.
The IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker provides total market size and
vendors share data in an easy-to-use Excel Pivot Table format. The
geographic coverage includes 8 major regions (USA, Canada, Latin
America, AP excluding Japan, Japan, Western Europe, Central and Eastern
Europe, Middle East and Africa) and 58 countries. The WLAN market is
further segmented by product class, product type, product, standard, and
location. Measurement for the WLAN market is provided in factory
revenue, customer revenue, and unit shipments.
For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker,
please contact Kathy Nagamine (email@example.com).
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