REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 28, 2015 –A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center information technology (IT) industries, revealed the Wireless LAN (WLAN) Enterprise-class market grew four percent in the first quarter 2015 versus the year-ago period. Various factors contributed to a 14 percent sequential revenue slow-down in Enterprise growth, including delays in US K-12 spending, uncertainty with availability of 802.11 Wave 2 devices and support for 2.5/5 Gbps Ethernet, and SP WiFi spending trends.
“The Enterprise-class Wireless LAN market was buffeted on several fronts by market conditions,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless LAN research at Dell’Oro Group. “One bright spot, the 802.11ac upgrade cycle is now well underway. Just under two years after first being shipped, almost 40% of total Enterprise-class Access Point shipments were 802.11ac. We are expecting to see very strong growth for 802.11ac Enterprise units over the next year.”
In the Enterprise Wireless LAN vendor landscape, Aruba’s revenues grew 21 percent year-over-year in its last independent quarter before being acquired by Hewlett-Packard, hitting a record high both in revenue total and in revenue share in the Enterprise-class segment, achieving over 15 percent. In the quarterly report, we have a detailed discussion about the performance of the education vertical market for Enterprise devices.
- Wireless LAN Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the Service Provider, Enterprise, and SOHO markets with tables containing manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments by the following wireless standards: 802.11g, 802.11a/g, 802.11n and 802.11ac.
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