Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dell'Oro: WLAN Shipments Leap to Record Levels

Service Providers worldwide are now converging their IP infrastructure so as to deliver Carrier Ethernet business services, residential broadband services and mobile backhaul over a common network.

Worldwide enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) shipments grew 35 percent in Asia Pacific during Q3 2010, helping the overall market to grow 9 percent sequentially, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. WLAN shipments reached record high levels for the Enterprise and small office, home office (SOHO) segments. Record WLAN revenues were posted by Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba, Buffalo, Cisco, HP, Meru, NETGEAR, and Xirrus.

"The Enterprise market continued to swell in the third quarter, driven by double-digit sequential growth of Access Points," stated Loren Shalinsky, Senior Analyst of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group.

"Cisco had the largest Enterprise unit shipment increase, expanding its market share to two key regions of the world: North America and Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. HP unit shipments sharply increased, powering the Asia Pacific region to grow 35 percent on a sequential basis during the third quarter. Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and HP all grew their enterprise revenues by over 20 percent. The SOHO market grew 18 percent as compared to the same quarter last year. The number of WiFi-enabled client devices continues to increase, helping to drive SOHO customers to install or upgrade their WLAN," added Shalinsky.

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