“Government funding is clearly supporting the Wireless LAN market,” said Tam Dell’Oro, Founder, CEO, and Wireless LAN Analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “We expected overall market sales to decline well into the double-digits year-over-year, but actual results were much stronger declining only 12 percent with governments’ rapid responses.
“Shipment of 25 Gbps and 50 Gbps ports grew double-digits quarter-over-quarter as the Tier 1 and 2 Cloud service providers added server capacity to meet a surge of demand for Cloud services stemming from the pandemic. Adoption of 100 Gbps for server connectivity continues to rise to meet the growing demands of high-performance computing and AI,” said Baron Fung, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group.
“Excluding some pockets of strength at certain high-end enterprises and industry verticals such as government and public sector, demand for campus switches was generally suppressed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group.
At a first glance it might appear overly optimistic with a baseline scenario suggesting a new technology, which remains relatively untested and some officials believe would need a decade to get off the ground, would be able to become a billion-dollar market comprising a sizable portion of the overall RAN segment in just half a decade,” said Stefan Pongratz, Vice President and analyst with the Dell’Oro Group.
“An early control of the COVID-19 pandemic in China, combined with government stimulus as well as a strong demand from Chinese Cloud Service Providers (SPs) boosted revenue growth in the region in the second quarter,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Additionally, this strong demand in China was not hindered by major supply issues as Chinese vendors were so far able to secure enough inventory to meet the demand in the quarter. Meanwhile, revenue outside of China were challenged by both supplies as well as demand headwinds,” added Boujelbene.