|[February 28, 2014]
139.1 Million Consumer Wi-Fi Access Points Shipped in 2013; 802.11ac Sales Rapidly Accelerating, Says ABI Research
SINGAPORE --(Business Wire)--
The worldwide Wi-Fi customer premises equipment market including access
points, routers and gateways shipments surpassed 139.1 million in 2013.
"802.11ac access point adoption is starting to gain market share,
representing 8% of the total consumer access point market in 2013," says
Jake Saunders, VP and practice director.
More device manufacturers started to ship 802.11ac products in 2013; the
majority of them provide dual-band access to support existing 802.11n
devices. "Although 802.11n devices hold the largest market share of the
consumer Wi-Fi device shipments in 2013, 802.11n share of shipments is
likely to start declining in 2014 as 802.11ac device adoption continues
to grow. 802.11ac devices are expected to represent 45% of consumer
Wi-Fi equipment shipments at the end of 2014," adds Khin Sandi Lynn,
In the enterprise Wi-Fi market, 13.2 million access points were shipped
in 2013; a 20% increment from 2012. 802.11ac standard access points
accounted for 6% of enterprise-sized access points shipped in 2013.
Cisco is the largest 802.11ac enterprise vendor, accounting for nearly
20% of total access points shipped in 2013.
D-Link (News - Alert) topped the consumer Wi-Fi shipment market with a 12.7% market
share in 3Q-2013, while TP-LINK dropped to second position with a
slightly lower market share of 12.6%, and NETGEAR finished third at
12.4%. ZTE (News - Alert) maintains its pole in the nterprise WLAN market with 33%
market share, while Cisco stands in second position with 27%, followed
by HP Networking with 8%. ABI Research (News - Alert) forecasts that consumer and
enterprise WLAN access point shipments will reach 171.5 million and 25
million respectively at the end of 2019.
ABI Research's study on "Wi-Fi Equipment" covers worldwide Consumer and
Enterprise WLAN equipment market. The report tracks equipment by product
type, wireless protocol, and geography. The report contains market
shares of leading WLAN equipment manufacturers worldwide based on
quarterly shipment data and forecasts.
These findings are part of ABI Research's�Broadband
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com,
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