The overall WLAN market grew 29.7% to $1.52bn in Q2
The enterprise wireless LAN market revenues grew to nearly $725m in the second quarter of 2011, up 43.4% compared to the same quarter last year and grew by 21.9% from the previous quarter, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wireless LAN Tracker found year-over-year revenue growth of 29.7%, reaching $1.52bn (excluding WLAN NICs), with the global WLAN market increasing 13.4% over the first quarter of 2011.
IDC director of Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, Rohit Mehra said the tremendous momentum behind smart mobile devices and their continued uptake in the enterprise for business and vertical-specific applications are driving enterprises to move forward with upgrades and extensions of their wireless networks.
The tracker found that 802.11n deployments in the enterprise reached 79.1% of revenues and 66.6% of unit shipments, showing a high continued uptake in some geographic and other segments for legacy 802.11 devices.
However, the trend towards 802.11n becoming the de facto wireless standard stays intact, IDC said.
The retail-class WLAN market has experienced a growth 19.4% year-over-year to reach $800m, and growing 6.6% sequentially.
Being a strong performer in this segment, Netgear doubled its revenue year over year to reach nearly $200m, while D-Link also grew year over year by 18.6%, and Cisco’s Linksys saw a decline of 21.4%.
Cisco’s 2Q11 enterprise WLAN revenue grew 36.2% year over year, and 11.9% sequentially, however its market share decreased to just over 50%, the tracker stated.
Aruba increased 8.6% sequentially, but had a strong 52.2% year over year growth, while HP’s 2Q11 enterprise WLAN revenue grew 65.8% year over year and 35.9% sequentially after a weaker first quarter.
MSI (Motorola Solutions) 2Q11 enterprise WLAN revenue increased 52.7% year over year with a market leading sequential growth of 112.8%, IDC said.