The total enterprise and consumer wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments rose 6.9 percent to $2.7 billion in Q3 2018, IDC report said.
The enterprise WLAN market grew 9.8 percent to $1.6 billion in the third quarter of 2018 – driven by demand for wireless access technologies and software management and automation capabilities.
The 802.11ac standard now accounts for 87 percent of dependent access point unit shipments in the enterprise segment and 94.6 percent of dependent access point revenues.
Beginning early in 2019 the market will begin to shift toward adoption of the new 802.11ax standard, with operators of large public venues and other dense WiFi environments being the earliest adopters.
The consumer WLAN market rose 2.8 percent to $1.1 billion.
Enterprise WLAN players
Cisco’s enterprise WLAN revenue increased 12.8 percent year on year 13.8 percent quarter over quarter. Cisco increased enterprise WLAN market share to 46 percent from 44.7 percent in the same quarter of 2017.
Aruba-HPE’s revenues increased 10.7 percent year over year but fell 1.1 percent sequentially.
Aruba-HPE has 13.8 percent share in enterprise WLAN market.
ARRIS/Ruckus achieved growth of 19.9 percent year over year and 3.8 percent sequentially. The market share of ARRIS/Ruckus grew from 5.9 percent in Q3 2017 to 6.4 percent in the most recent quarter.
Ubiquiti achieved revenue growth of 32.4 percent year over year and 21.5 percent quarter over quarter. Ubiquiti’s enterprise WLAN share rose to 6.4 percent from 5.3 percent.
Huawei achieved growth of 4.6 percent year over year and 0.9 percent sequentially. The enterprise WLAN market share of Huawei dropped from 5 percent in Q3 2017 to 4.8 percent a year later.