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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 23, 2015 –In a newly released market forecast report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, overall Wireless LAN market revenues remain on track to reach a market high of almost $13 billion in 2019, representing more than 30 percent growth over 2015 revenues. Key technology transitions during the forecast period, including Wave 2 802.11ac Access Points, 2.5 & 5 Gbps Ethernet interfaces on Access Points and continued adoption of cloud-managed WLAN services, are anticipated to drive significant volume increases.

“We expect robust uptake of 802.11ac Wave 2 devices during the forecast because in our user surveys, we have learned that enterprises have experienced significant and immediate wireless traffic increases immediately after 802.11ac Wave 1 installations are complete,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “Users are consuming whatever WiFi bandwidth is made available to them in high-usage settings like universities and K-12 schools,” DePuy concluded.

In response to the new technology trends emerging in 2015, the Wireless LAN Five-Year Forecast Report now contains a forecast of both Wave 1 and Wave 2 802.11ac for Enterprise-class devices. Also included are forecasts for cloud-managed device and services revenue. In a related report—Enterprise Edge Five-Year Forecast Report—Dell’Oro Group now forecasts both 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet switch ports. Estimates on total SP WiFi units and revenue forecasts, and an analysis, are also included.


The Dell’Oro Group Wireless LAN Five-Year Forecast Report offers a complete overview of the industry, covering the Outdoor Mesh Nodes, Enterprise, SOHO product segments and the Service Provider WiFi market. Tables contain manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments by the following wireless standards: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a/g, 802.11n and 802.11ac. To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear, call +1.650.622.9400 x233 or email


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