REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 4, 2014 –A new forecast report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries reveals that the Enterprise Edge market is expected to approach $15 billion by 2018. Enterprise Edge is the part of the communications market that includes enterprise-class Wireless LAN (WLAN), campus Ethernet switching equipment and related software.
“Enterprises will be enhancing wireless coverage by using high-throughput Enterprise-class 802.11ac WLAN systems that just hit the market in mid-2013,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Enterprise Edge research at Dell’Oro Group. “WLAN Access Points are shared by many users, while Ethernet switch ports are dedicated to specific devices, therefore wireless connections are generally more cost-effective to deploy. We expect this to result in Enterprise Edge connections, or the number of active users, growing by more than 40 percent overall by 2018.”
Despite a robust growth forecast for active connections, a similarly dramatic increase in Enterprise Edge revenues overall during this period is not expected.
Dell’Oro Group will continue to report separately on Ethernet Switching and Wireless LAN markets.
The Dell’Oro Group Enterprise Edge Five-Year Forecast Report addresses the trend towards convergence of Wired Ethernet and Wireless LAN. The Report includes the following segments: Enterprise WLAN Access Points; Enterprise Controllers (wireless and wired); Campus ‘Edge’ Ethernet Switches and Access Management Software. Separate breakouts of Ethernet Switch and Wireless LAN are provided, detailing manufacturers’ revenue, active connections, and average selling prices. To purchase this report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui, call +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.
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