IDC: Cisco and Aruba-HPE grow WLAN revenue share

The consumer and enterprise WLAN market segments rose 6.9 percent to $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2019.
WLAN market report for Q1 2019
A research report from IDC said the enterprise WLAN segment grew 7.1 percent to $1.4 billion. The consumer WLAN market revenue rose 6.6 percent to $1.0 billion.

The 802.11ac standard makes up 86.4 percent of dependent access point (AP) shipments and 93.1 percent of enterprise WLAN dependent AP revenues.

The 802.11ax also known as WiFi 6 will increase in the market throughout the rest of 2019 and into 2020.

The 802.11ac standard accounted for 58.0 percent of shipments and 79.2 percent of revenue of the consumer WLAN market.

Cisco’s enterprise WLAN revenue increased 11.6 percent. Cisco’s WLAN share reached 46.8 percent in Q1 2019 from 44.3 percent in Q4 2018.

Aruba-HPE’s WLAN revenues rose 20.3 percent. Aruba-HPE’s WLAN share stands at 14.1 percent in Q1 2019 vs 12.6 percent a year earlier.

Ubiquiti WLAN revenue increased 17.8 percent, accounting for 7.3 percent of the global WLAN market.

ARRIS/Ruckus revenue fell 27.6 percent. ARRIS WLAN market share stands at 5.2 percent in the first quarter. CommScope in April 2019 completed the purchase of Ruckus Networks’ parent company, ARRIS.

Huawei WLAN revenues grew 9.3 percent for a market share 4.2 percent of the global WLAN market.

Research report from Dell’Oro Group said the campus switching market grew 6 percent in Q1 2019, with most of the growth driven by Cisco.

Cisco has gained 5 points of revenue share. HPE revenue declined in North America due to a change in market dynamics and sales execution issues.

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