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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – December 1, 2015 – A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, found the Enterprise-class plus Outdoor Wireless LAN (WLAN) market grew 7 percent in the third quarter of 2015 versus the year-ago period, almost double the rate of growth compared to 3Q14. As we look at the full year of 2016, we expect growth to accelerate into double digits.

“The Enterprise and Outdoor WLAN market has experienced a slowdown in the past four quarters due to several negative factors that should abate as we enter 2016,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group.  “Since 2Q15, to the best of my knowledge, two vendors have shipped Wave 2 products, by mid-2016, we expect more vendors to have products shipping. These newer products will also incorporate higher-speed Ethernet interfaces operating at 2.5/5.0 GE, which should stimulate customer demand, especially in the second and third quarters of next year when schools are out of session and can upgrade their networks. We expect spending in K-12, in particular, to bolster the market,” added DePuy.

The report also reveals the revenue share for the top Enterprise-class WLAN vendors, including Cisco, Aruba, a Hewlett-Packard company, and Ruckus Wireless. Only three vendors now exceed 3% market share, compared to a total of six at various quarters last year.  The report also discusses the performance of the vertical markets for Enterprise devices.

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