The recent IDC report has indicated the performance of Cisco, HPE and Huawei in WLAN business in 2019.
The combined consumer and enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) market revenue declined 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter and fell 3.9 percent in 2019.
The enterprise WLAN business revenue grew 1.5 percent in Q4 to $1.7 billion and increased 1.8 percent to $6.2 billion in 2019.
Wi-Fi 6 or 802.11ax rose to make up 10 percent of dependent AP unit shipments and 16.7 percent of revenues in Q4. The previous generation standard, 802.11ac, still makes up the majority of shipments (78.4 percent) and revenues (78.3 percent) in the enterprise market, according to IDC.
Consumer WLAN market revenue declined 12 percent in Q4 and dipped 7.8 percent in 2019. Wi-Fi 6 has not yet penetrated the consumer market, which means 802.11n still makes up a significant portion of both unit shipments (40.1 percent) and revenues (19.4 percent).
Cisco’s enterprise WLAN revenues decreased 3.7 percent in Q4. Cisco’s enterprise WLAN revenues rose 1.7 percent in 2019. Cisco remains the market share leader, finishing the year with 44.6 percent share in enterprise WLAN business.
HPE-Aruba’s WLAN revenues rose 6.1 percent in Q4 and were up 1.4 percent in 2019. HPE-Aruba’s WLAN market share remained steady at 13.9 percent in 2019.
Ubiquiti’s enterprise WLAN revenues rose 0.3 percent in Q4. Ubiquiti’s enterprise WLAN revenues grew 11.5 percent. Ubiquiti’s enterprise WLAN revenues share was 7 percent in 2019.
Huawei’s enterprise WLAN revenues rose 10.6 percent in Q4. Huawei’s enterprise WLAN revenues grew 9.9 percent, giving the company 5.5 percent share in 2019.
CommScope (formerly ARRIS/Ruckus) saw its revenues decline 8.9 percent in 4Q19 and were off 17.2 percent for the full year. The company ended 2019 with 5.3 percent market share in WLAN business.