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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 18, 2014A recently published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, revealed the Wireless LAN (WLAN) market grew nine percent in the fourth quarter 2013 versus the year ago period.  Full year 2013 revenues were $8.5 billion.  In the fourth quarter, market shares fluctuated significantly in the enterprise-class segment of the market, with challengers such as Juniper Networks, Meru Networks, Motorola Solutions and Ruckus Wireless gaining the most dollar share versus the previous quarter.

“802.11ac unit shipments approached 10% of total enterprise-class access points in the fourth quarter, which is in-line with the previous upgrade cycle towards 802.11n,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless LAN research at Dell’Oro Group.  “We expect that by the end of 2014, all major vendors will be shipping 802.11ac based access points, driving further growth.  We expect there will be significant growth in the number of 802.11ac based devices such as smartphones, tablets and notebooks, which will reinforce the need to upgrade wireless infrastructure.”

In the fourth quarter 2013, the top three vendors in the combined Enterprise-Class and Outdoor Mesh Nodes category were Cisco Systems, Aruba Networks and Ruckus Wireless.

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The Dell’Oro Group 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.  To purchase this report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui, call +1 650-622 -9400+1 650-622 -9400 x244 or email

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