REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 5, 2017 – According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, Wireless LAN sales through the Cloud-managed channel soared during 1Q17 growing in excess of 60 percent year-over-year. Cisco’s Meraki business spearheads this successful distribution method, followed by Xirrus, Ruckus, HPE Aruba, and Aerohive.

“Enterprises are embracing the Cloud-managed channel of distribution,” said Tam Dell’Oro, Founder of Dell’Oro Group. “Enterprises initially purchased Wireless LAN devices through the Cloud-managed channel. However, over the past year, there has been a surge in sales of other network equipment through this same distribution method. With the Cloud-managed model, users gain timely access to technology updates, as well as facilitate trouble-shooting across multiple geographic locations,” added Dell’Oro.

The report discusses the evolution of the Cloud-managed channel, its impact on the Wireless LAN market, and the potential to expand across multiple networking products sold to the enterprise.

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The Dell’Oro Group Wireless LAN Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the Enterprise Outdoor and Indoor markets, SOHO markets with tables containing manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments by the following wireless standards: 802.11ax, 802.11ac Wave 1 vs. Wave 2, 802.11n, and historic IEEE 802.11 standards. The Enterprise market is portrayed by Cloud vs. Premises Managed distribution, as well as by Vertical markets.  To purchase these reports, please contact Matt Dear, call +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email

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