Enterprise WLAN market in Q2 increases 9%: IDC

The consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments grew 9.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014, said IDC.

The growth of enterprise WLAN was 7.7 percent.

802.11ac standard already accounts for 19 percent of dependent access point shipments and 30 percent of dependent access point revenues. IDC said the primary reason for the growth is aggressive pricing for the 802.11ac access points.

The growth of consumer WLAN market was 10.9 percent.

In Asia/Pacific where China, as the second largest consumer WLAN market (behind the United States), jumped 36.9 percent in revenue 81.3 percent in unit shipments.

Led by Brazil and Argentina, enterprise WLAN market in Latin America rose 35.4 percent.

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region increased 20.7 percent supported by France, UK, Italy and Spain.

Asia/Pacific enterprise WLAN market grew 10.5 percent due to weakness in Korea (down 15.8 percent) and Indonesia (down 29.3 percent).

WLAN market share

China enterprise WLAN market rose 13.6 percent, Japan 16.2 percent, and Australia by 12.5 percent year over year in 2Q14.

North America enterprise WLAN market declined 1.2 percent.

Top enterprise WLAN vendors

Cisco enterprise WLAN revenue dipped 2.3 percent. The revenue growth was impacted by weakness in the service provider vertical in North America and Asia Pacific.

Cisco’s enterprise WLAN market share decreased to 46.8 percent from 48.1 percent in Q1 2014 and 51.6 percent in Q2 2013.

Aruba enterprise WLAN market revenue grew 19.1 percent and market share increased to 11.8 percent from 10.6 percent in Q2 2013.

Ruckus enterprise WLAN revenue rose 27.7 percent and increased market share to 6.2 percent from 5.3 percent.

HP enterprise WLAN revenue decreased 17.5 percent and market share dropped to 4.5 percent from 5.8 percent.

Baburajan K
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