Wireless LAN Market Posts Ten Percent Revenue Growth in Third Quarter 2013, According to Dell'Oro Group

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – December 2, 2013 –

A 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 10 percent in the third quarter 2013 versus the year ago period.  Relative newcomer, Ubiquiti Networks, joined Cisco Systems and Ruckus Wireless in gaining the most dollar share compared to the prior quarter in the combined Enterprise and Outdoor segment.

"A significant driver to the third quarter results was the fact that it was the first full quarter of 802.11ac shipments for enterprise-class devices.  At six percent of Enterprise Access Point market units, this new technology now represents an important part of the future growth of the WLAN market," said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group.  "What is interesting about 802.11ac equipment that shipped last quarter was that it was all based on 'Wave 1' radios.  We expect even greater interest to develop for 802.11ac once 'Wave 2' radios emerge in the next year or two."

Wave 1 802.11ac radio technology is the current technology available in the market place today.  Wave 2 radio systems will include various new features, most notably Multi-user MIMO, which is likely to increase data throughput beyond that of Wave 1 radios.

In the third quarter, the top three vendors in the combined Enterprise-Class and Outdoor Mesh Nodes category were Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard and Ruckus Wireless.

About the Report

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 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.

About Dell'Oro Group

As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enable component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – December 2, 2013

A 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 10 percent in the third quarter 2013 versus the year ago period.  Relative newcomer, Ubiquiti Networks, joined Cisco Systems and Ruckus Wireless in gaining the most dollar share compared to the prior quarter in the combined Enterprise and Outdoor segment.

"A significant driver to the third quarter results was the fact that it was the first full quarter of 802.11ac shipments for enterprise-class devices.  At six percent of Enterprise Access Point market units, this new technology now represents an important part of the future growth of the WLAN market," said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group.  "What is interesting about 802.11ac equipment that shipped last quarter was that it was all based on 'Wave 1' radios.  We expect even greater interest to develop for 802.11ac once 'Wave 2' radios emerge in the next year or two."

Wave 1 802.11ac radio technology is the current technology available in the market place today.  Wave 2 radio systems will include various new features, most notably Multi-user MIMO, which is likely to increase data throughput beyond that of Wave 1 radios.

In the third quarter, the top three vendors in the combined Enterprise-Class and Outdoor Mesh Nodes category were Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard and Ruckus Wireless.

About the Report

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 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.

About Dell'Oro Group

As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enable component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.