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August 31, 2011

Dell'Oro Group: Wireless LAN Revenues Grow 24 Percent in 2011 2Q

Dell'Oro Group, a source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, recently came up with a report which said that overall Wireless LAN revenues grew 24 percent in the second quarter of 2011. According to the report, the growth of Wireless LAN revenues is driven by exceptionally strong Enterprise WLAN growth of 40 percent. All three segments, Service Provider Mesh, Enterprise, and Small Office, Home Office (SOHO), were up year-over-year by double-digit percentages during the quarter.

The report also said that phenomena like "carpeted enterprise" of the iPad and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are gaining importance. Enterprises are generating an increasing percentage of WLAN vendors' revenues as a result of these high-growth trends.  

The report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the service provider, enterprise, and SOHO markets with tables containing manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments by the following wireless standards: 802.11g, 802.11a/g and 802.11n.

"Large wins drove exceptional sequential quarters for some vendors, including Motorola Solutions, up over 100% and Alcatel-Lucent, up over 80%," stated Chris DePuy, Analyst of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group, in a statement.  "This is an indication of how important WLAN is becoming to enterprises and service providers – that a handful of wins can register in the tens of millions of dollars for any single customer in any given quarter," added DePuy. Also, during the second quarter, the Enterprise WLAN market posted its largest sequential growth in shipments since 2004.

Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enable component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.

The company recently released a report which said that the global service provider router market has experienced a sharp growth rate in Q211. The report, which places the growth rate at 26 percent in the second quarter, found that increasing demands in the North American and Asia Pacific regions has been the driving force. Furthermore, the report indicates that mobile backhaul projects undertaken in the United States and fiber optic broadband projects in China were additional supplements to the spurt in growth rate. 

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Rahul Arora is a MobilityTechzone contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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