Networking major Cisco’s share in the enterprise WLAN market fell to 45 percent in Q4 2015 from 48.1 percent in Q4 2014, and 48 percent in Q3 2015.
Cisco’s market share was 47 percent in 2015 against 47.8 percent in 2014. IDC in a report today says Cisco’s Q4 enterprise WLAN revenue declined 0.7 percent year over year in Q4, and grew 2 percent in 2015.
Aruba-HP Enterprise’s market share in enterprise WLAN business fell to 15.9 percent in Q4 from 17.4 percent in Q3 2015. Aruba-HPE achieved 16.9 percent market share in 2015 against 16.2 percent in 2014. Aruba-HP Enterprise grew 5.5 percent year over year and 8.6 percent in 2015.
Ruckus revenue from enterprise WLAN segment rose 16 percent year over year and 0.5 percent quarter over quarter. Ruckus revenue in 2015 increased 13.1 percent. Ruckus has 6.7 percent share in the enterprise WLAN market in Q4 against 6.1 percent in Q4 2014. Ruckus market share rose to 6.9 percent in 2015, compared to 6.3 percent in 2014.
Aerohive grew 26.7 percent year over year in Q4 and 11 percent quarter over quarter. Aerohive grew 4.2 percent in 2015 to achieve 2.1 percent WLAN market share.
The global enterprise WLAN segment grew 5.9 percent year over year in Q4 and 3.7 percent in 2015, said IDC.
“The current deceleration of the annual growth rate, as compared to previous years, is largely due to the confluence of two factors: a hold on new WLAN projects due to the uncertain short-term trajectory of the global economy and market anticipation of the full availability of Wave 2 802.11ac products,” said IDC.
802.11ac accounted for 51 percent of dependent access point shipments and 66.1 percent of dependent access point revenues last year.
Consumer WLAN market revenue declined 3.9 percent on year on year in Q4 and 4.8 percent for the full year 2015.
The 802.11ac standard accounted for just 19.3 percent of shipments and 42.1 percent of revenue in the consumer category.