Tam Dell'Oro

Tam Dell'Oro

Founder and CEO, Wireless LAN Analyst

Wireless communication is an ever-developing field, and the future holds many possibilities. However, the Wireless LAN market is faced with a number of issues, from ensuring data security to maintaining interoperability for Ethernet-like functionality adapting to the ever-increasing performance demands of the mobile user.

To take advantage of the opportunities in this market, component manufacturers, equipment vendors, service providers, and financial institutions need to answer critical business questions including:

  • How fast will 6 GHz (Wi-Fi 6E) products be adopted?
  • What can we expect in terms of 5G and CBRS impacting Wi-Fi in the enterprise?
  • How big is the cloud-managed market, and how are subscription license sales changing?
  • Who are the market leaders in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific? Why are they strong?
  • How do Wireless LAN sales by vertical industry vary through time?

To answer these and other important questions, Dell’Oro Group delivers both quarterly reports and 5-year forecasts on the Wireless LAN market.

Latest Reports

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Quarterly Report

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5-Year Forecast

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Wireless LAN Quarterly Reports

Dell’Oro Group publishes Wireless LAN quarterly reports with in-depth market and vendor-level information by the following segments:

    • Indoor and Outdoor Access Points (separately reported)
    • Controllers

The reports include tables showing manufacturers’ revenue, units shipped, and average selling prices. We report each of the major wireless LAN standards:

  • 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
  • 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), Wave 1 and Wave 2 separately
  • 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)
  • 802.11a/g
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11b

We also track:

  • The Wireless LAN market by region—North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Europe only, Middle East & Africa only, China only, Asia Pacific excluding China, and CALA (Caribbean and Latin America)
  • Enterprise equipment sales by ten vertical industries (e.g., education, government, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, etc.)
  • Enterprise sales through the Cloud- vs. Premises-managed
  • Enterprise sales by customer size

Wireless LAN 5-Year Forecasts

Dell’Oro Group publishes Wireless LAN 5-year forecasts offering a complete overview of the market with historical data from 2000 to the present. The forecasts provide a comprehensive overview of market trends and include tables covering manufacturer revenue, units shipped, and average selling prices. We forecast each of the major wireless LAN standards:

  • 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, separately)
  • 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), Wave 1 and Wave 2 separately
  • 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)

We also track:

    • Regions of the world
    • Cloud- vs. Premises-managed

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