LAN market revenue to grow at 75% over 2010 levels in the next five years
Enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) market revenues are forecasted to reach $7.5bn in 2015, with a growth rate of more than 75% over 2010 levels in the next five years, according to a new report from Dell’Oro Group.
Dell’Oro Group said that the small office or home office (SOHO) WLAN market will continue to grow, with unit shipments rising in each year of the forecast.
Dell’Oro Group wireless LAN research senior analyst Loren Shalinsky said the wireless LAN market rebounded quickly from the economic recession, with 2010 revenue levels easily surpassing those of 2008 and 2009.
"The growth in the number of Wi-Fi enabled devices and the desire for undeterred access to data is driving the expansion of the WLAN infrastructure and service providers continue to expand their affiliated network of hotspots, and IT departments continue to build-out new WLAN infrastructure and upgrade previous installations to accommodate users’ desires," Shalinsky said.
"WLAN product introductions persist, as WLAN chipsets optimise their cost structure and enhance their feature sets, providing some of the necessary enhancements that WLAN vendors can capitalise upon."