Cisco, HP WLAN market share dips, Aruba and Ruckus gain in Q1: IDC

Cisco enterprise WLAN revenue market share decreased to 47.9 percent in Q1 2014 from 52.8 percent in Q1 2013, said IDC.

On the other hand, Aruba’s WLAN market share increased to 11.9 percent from 10.5 percent in Q1 2013, the report said.

Ruckus WLAN share rose to 6.7 percent from 5.4 percent.

HP’s WLAN market share dropped to 4.4 percent from 5.4 percent.

Cisco was impacted by relative weakness in the Service Provider vertical in the Asia/Pacific region, which declined 16.8 percent.

Aruba revenue increased 25.4 percent on strength across its product portfolio, including the 802.11ac and Aruba Instant access points.

Ruckus outperformed the enterprise WLAN market after growing 36.4 percent.

WLAN market share chart by IDC

HP’s 1Q14 revenue underperformed the overall market and decreased 10.5 percent and slipped below $50 million.

IDC said the combined consumer and enterprise WLAN market segments increased 7 percent in Q1 2014.

The enterprise WLAN rose 10.3 percent, while the consumer WLAN market rose 3.8 percent.

The growth in the consumer WLAN space benefited from the ongoing transition from the older 802.11n standard to the newer and faster 802.11ac standard as well as a solid performance in emerging markets, said IDC.

From a geographic perspective, the enterprise WLAN market performed well in Latin America with its 33.3 percent growth. Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region followed with a 12.1 percent increase. Asia/Pacific grew 9.9 percent and North America grew below the overall market level at 7.7 percent.

InfotechLead News Team

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