Enterprise WLAN market share of Cisco, Aruba, HP, Ruckus in Q1 2013: IDC

Infotech Lead India: IDC has revealed the share of Cisco, Aruba, HP and Ruckus in worldwide enterprise WLAN market in the first quarter of 2013.

Cisco’s enterprise WLAN market share rose to 52.9 percent in Q1. Its revenue in the enterprise WLAN business grew 23.4 percent to $510 million. The North American market accounted for 48.8 percent of Cisco’s enterprise WLAN revenue, IDC said.

Aruba’ enterprise WLAN market share in Q1 2013 is 10.5 percent, down from 11.5 percent in Q1 2012. Its enterprise WLAN revenue grew 8.5 percent.

HP’s enterprise WLAN market share increased to 5.4 percent from 5.1 percent. Its enterprise WLAN revenue increased 12.4 percent.

Ruckus WLAN revenue grew 24 percent.

According to IDC, the enterprise WLAN grew 19.3 percent. The consumer WLAN market increased 6.2 percent.

IDC says the enterprise WLAN market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) increased 36.7 percent. Within that region, Indonesia recorded 550 percent growth to $15 million.

The enterprise WLAN was up in the Middle East & Africa (MEA), in Western Europe, and in the United States, up 25.1 percent, 20.0 percent, and 19.8 percent respectively.

Infonetics Research said that the WLAN market, including enterprise access points, WLAN controllers, and Wi-Fi phones, declined 7 percent sequentially in Q1 to $1 billion. Despite the dip, WLAN equipment revenue showed double-digit year-over-year growth. #1 Cisco and #2 Aruba are the only WLAN vendors with double-digit revenue market share; the 3-spot is a race between HP, Motorola, and Ruckus.

“As we’ve cautioned before, growth in the WLAN market is slowing as the transition to 802.11n winds down and buyers await the arrival of 802.11ac products,” said Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.

Infonetics says WLAN remains a bright spot in the networking industry, and is up 18 percent year-over-year in Q1, driven by more wireless devices, mobility, and the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement.

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