6 GHz Portends to Turbo-Charge Wi-Fi 6

 REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 04, 2020 – According to 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, the Enterprise Wireless LAN market is likely to see short-term tough times before good times longer-term. The report also anticipates 6 GHz, if and when approved portending to turbo-charge Wi-Fi 6.

“Wireless LAN market sales have slowed which correlates with the reduced economic outlooks from leading world banks,” said Tam Dell’Oro, Founder and CEO of Dell’Oro Group. “We are seeing softness in North America and Europe, two regions which economists have reduced GDP growth forecasts. However, while overall market sales may be soft, the appetite for Wi-Fi 6 is racing ahead. Wi-Fi 6 may see a significant boost pending the availability of 6 GHz unlicensed spectrum. There has not been new mid-band spectrum made available for Wi-Fi and other unlicensed uses in more than twenty years yet the use of Wi-Fi technology has increased on a massive scale. The additional capacity would enable faster data throughputs and lower latency—essentially turbo-charging Wi-Fi 6. This would support tremendous innovation in such areas as manufacturing automation, remote teaching and medical treatment,” added Dell’Oro.

Additional highlights from the Wireless LAN 5-Year Forecast Report:

  • Enterprise Wireless LAN market revenues to approach $9 B by 2024.
  • Performance outlook by region of the world.
  • The outlook of cloud-managed Wireless LAN and how licenses perform vs. hardware.
About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Wireless LAN 5-Year Forecast Report offers a complete overview of the industry, covering Enterprise Outdoor and Indoor markets, with tables containing manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments by the following wireless standards: 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) Wave 1 vs. Wave 2, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), and historic IEEE 802.11 standards. It includes forecasts for regions of the world and for Cloud-managed vs. Premises-managed. To purchase these reports, please contact us by email at dgsales@delloro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group

Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.delloro.com.

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