Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dell'Oro: 802.11n Grows As Overall Wireless LAN Market Declines in Q1

During Q1, the worldwide wireless LAN market contracted more than 15 percent over the previous quarter, led by a sharp decline in the enterprise market, according to a recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries. The SOHO wireless LAN market fared better than Enterprise as sales of wireless routers, particularly 802.11n, buoyed the market in the first quarter.

"While 802.11n revenues increased in both the SOHO and enterprise wireless LAN segments in the first quarter, the sequential gain was more pronounced in the SOHO wireless router category," said Ben Kwan, Analyst of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group. "During the first quarter, users opted to pay higher prices for the higher performance of 802.11n wireless routers, propelling 802.11n sales to become the majority of the market. Strong retail brands, D-Link and NETGEAR, benefited the most from this increased demand," added Kwan.

The report also indicates that the Asia Pacific region outperformed the total market as a result of the growth in the region.


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