Growth in key WLAN markets
# Asia Pacific +5.9 percent
# Latin America +3.5 percent
# North America +0.8 percent
# EMEA -1.2 percent
Powered by Meraki cloud-managed WLAN, Cisco increased WLAN share to 47.4 percent in Q2 2015 from 46.8 percent in Q2 2014. Cisco’s enterprise WLAN revenue rose 2.8 percent year over year and 11.7 percent sequentially.
Aruba enhanced WLAN market share to 13.4 percent from 11.7 percent. Aruba revenue grew 15.4 percent year over year and 8 percent sequentially.
Ruckus increased WLAN share to 6.9 percent from 6.2 percent in Q2 2014. Ruckus revenue grew 12.7 percent year over year and 12.9 percent quarter over quarter.
HP’s share the global enterprise WLAN market reached 3.7 percent against 4.5 percent for Q2 2014. Revenue of HP Networking, excluding Aruba, declined 15.3 percent year over year, while growing 15.7 percent sequentially. Customer uncertainty around HP WLAN given the Aruba acquisition may be playing into this decline, said IDC.
The combined consumer and enterprise WLAN market segments decreased 5.3 percent in Q2.
The enterprise segment of WLAN market increased 1.4 percent – primarily due to hold on new WLAN projects due to the uncertain short-term trajectory of the global economy and market anticipation of Wave 2 802.11ac.
The consumer WLAN market decreased 12.9 percent.
Nolan Greene, research analyst, Network Infrastructure, at IDC, said: “The pending emergence of Wave 2 802.11ac, the steady rise of the Internet of Things in the enterprise, and the coming onslaught of E-Rate funding in the US are among the factors that may pave the way for more robust growth for the rest of 2015.”