In a newly released market forecast report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Enterprise-class Wireless LAN market revenues are forecast to exceed $6.7 billion in 2018, over 70 percent greater than 2013 revenues. Key trends include the continued growth of both 802.11ac access points and faster-than-market growth of cloud-managed Wireless LAN systems. The overall WLAN market is expected to reach $12.2 billion during this time period.
“At this point, 802.11ac Enterprise-class access points represent a greater portion of the overall market than 802.11n did in the previous cycle,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “The higher-speed 802.11ac devices are being priced at a lower premium to the slower 802.11n devices these intend to replace. We expect next year, we will see new types of 802.11ac devices that support so-called ‘wave 2’ or ‘multi-user MIMO’ capabilities which will offer even faster throughput.”
The report contains a forecast of cloud-managed equipment and services. Also included in the report are estimates on total SP WiFi units and revenue forecasts.
The Dell’Oro Group Wireless LAN Five-Year Forecast Report offers a complete overview of the industry, covering the Outdoor Mesh Nodes, Enterprise, SOHO product segments and the Service Provider WiFi market. Tables contain manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments by the following wireless standards: 802.11b, 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.
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