Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dell'Oro: Wireless LAN Market to Expand 49% in 5 Years

Overall Wireless LAN market revenues are forecast to exceed $11 billion in 2017, nearly 50 percent greater than 2012 revenues,according to a newly released market forecast report by Dell'Oro Group.

Key drivers include deployment of Service Provider WiFi (SP WiFi), the 802.11ac upgrade cycle, cloud-managed WLAN, consumer video over WiFi, and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.

"Today's enterprise applications are now built for mobile devices, enabling workers to be nomadic.  The emphasis on mobile devices places new demands on the corporate wireless infrastructure.  It also forces companies to maintain connections to employees while they traverse to cellular networks, and drives the need to apply consistent access rules for both Ethernet and wireless access systems," said Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group.