Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dell'Oro: Wireless LAN Revenues Jump to Record Level

Worldwide Wireless LAN (WLAN) market revenues grew 28 percent in the second quarter of 2010 over the same period last year, establishing record high levels for the small office, home office (SOHO) and Enterprise segments, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group.

According to the report, each of the following WLAN vendors posted sequential revenue gains of more than 15 percent during the second quarter of this year: Aruba, Extreme, Technicolor, and ZyXEL.

"The SOHO market showed impressive quarter to quarter strength, overcoming component shortages in the Broadband CPE with WLAN category," stated Loren Shalinsky, Senior Analyst of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group. "Wireless routers unit shipments were seasonally down, but higher than anticipated. We now expect SOHO unit shipments to rise 15 percent in 2010 over last year as a result of these strong first-half results. The Enterprise market showed continued strength, as it has now grown five straight quarters since the trough of the recession in the first quarter of 2009. Aruba, Extreme, Meru, and Xirrus all had record enterprise revenues for the quarter, as healthcare, education, and general enterprise companies continue to derive benefit from the use of Wireless LAN," added Shalinsky.