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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—September 19, 2018—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, Enterprise Wireless LAN unit shipments to North America reached a record level in 2Q 2018. Shipments grew at double-digit rates for the first time in more than two years, and three vendors, Arris, Cisco and Ubiquiti Networks accounted for the vast majority of the increase.

“The North America region for Enterprise class Wireless LAN had languished over the past few years, but in 2Q 2018, unit shipments experienced a significant uptick to reach an all-time high,” said Ritesh Patel, business analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “We believe many users are upgrading their Wireless LANs as part of larger upgrade projects in Enterprise Campus networks. Interestingly, Arris, Cisco, and Ubiquiti, the three vendors driving most of the growth, all attained record shipments in the quarter.” added Patel.

Additional highlights from the 2Q 2018 WLAN Quarterly Report:

  • The worldwide Wireless LAN market grew five percent year-over-year in 2Q 2018, with both Enterprise and SOHO segments contributing to the increase.
  • Wireless LAN Controller shipments rose sharply for two sequential quarters.
  • Early-to-market next-generation 802.11ax products will start shipping in 3Q 2018, with the majority to follow in 1H19.

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