The consumer and enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) market revenue rose 2.3 percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to the latest IDC research report.
Enterprise WLAN revenue fell 2.2 percent to $1.3 billion. The consumer WLAN market grew 5.5 percent.
The report said Wi-Fi 6-supported dependent access points (APs) made up 11.8 percent of unit shipments and 21.8 percent of revenues. IDC said 802.11ac, the previous generation standard, made up 80.9 percent of shipments and 76.2 percent of revenues during the first quarter.
Wireless connectivity remains an important technology for organizations as more users and devices than ever rely on mobile devices to connect to bandwidth-intensive applications, said Brandon Butler, senior research analyst, Network Infrastructure at IDC.
Middle East and Africa +8.4 percent
United Arab Emirates +12 percent
Turkey +15.7 percent
USA +6.9 percent
Canada +10.6 percent
Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan and China –10.6 percent
China –23 percent
India –13.6 percent
Australia –15.6 percent
Japan –2.8 percent
Central and Eastern Europe +1.8 percent
Russia +6 percent
Poland +6.6 percent
Western Europe –6.2 percent
United Kingdom –3.9 percent
Germany –7.7 percent
France –9.8 percent
Enterprise WLAN Vendors
Cisco’s enterprise WLAN revenues decreased 6.7 percent year $611 million. Cisco is the enterprise WLAN market share leader, finishing the quarter with 45.7 percent share, up from 44.6 percent in 2019.
HPE-Aruba enterprise WLAN revenues rose 14.2 percent. HPE’s enterprise WLAN market share increased from 13.8 percent in 2019 to 14.4 percent in 1Q20.
Ubiquiti’s enterprise WLAN revenues rose 24.8 percent. Ubiquiti’s enterprise WLAN market share stood at 9.5 percent in 1Q20, up from 7.0 percent in 2019.
CommScope (formerly ARRIS/Ruckus) enterprise WLAN revenues declined 4.7 percent. The company held 5.2 percent market share.
Huawei’s enterprise WLAN revenues declined 15 percent. Huawei’s enterprise WLAN market share stood at 3.8 percent to end the quarter.