Cisco, HPE drop WLAN market share in Q2: IDC

The enterprise wireless local area networking (WLAN) market in the second quarter of 2021 increased 22.4 percent to $1.7 billion, according to the latest IDC report.
WLAN market revenue Q2 2021Consumer WLAN market revenues declined 5.7 percent to $2.3 billion.

The combined enterprise and consumer WLAN markets grew 4.6 percent to nearly $4 billion in the second quarter.

Enterprise Wi-Fi 6 access points made up 56.7 percent of the revenues in the Dependent Access Point (AP) segment and accounted for 45.0 percent of unit shipments within the segment.

Consumer Wi-Fi 6 products account for 24.5 percent of the consumer segment’s total revenue, up from 20.3 percent in 1Q21.

Enterprise WLAN Vendor

Cisco’s enterprise WLAN revenues increased 6.1 percent in the second quarter. Cisco is the market share leader with 38.4 percent share, down from 44.3 percent share in 2Q20.

HPE-Aruba revenues rose 16.5 percent in the second quarter. HPE-Aruba’s market share was 12.2 percent, down from 12.8 percent in the quarter one year ago.

Ubiquiti enterprise WLAN revenues increased 49.7 percent in the second quarter, giving the company 8.7 percent market share, up from 7.1 percent in 2Q20.

Huawei enterprise WLAN revenues rose 72.6 percent in the second quarter. Huawei’s market share rose to 8.6 percent, up from 6.1 percent in the same quarter last year.

H3C enterprise WLAN revenues grew 16.2 percent in the second quarter, accounting for 4.8 percent of the market.

CommScope (formerly Ruckus) revenues increased 18.8 percent in the second quarter, giving the company 4.8 percent market share, on par with the 4.9 percent share last year.