The enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) market revenue increased 21.8 percent to $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021 and rose 20.4 percent to $7.6 billion in 2021, according to IDC report.
The consumer WLAN market revenue declined 10.1 percent in 4Q21 and fell 2.5 percent for the full year.
Revenues for the combined enterprise and consumer WLAN markets rose 6.5 percent to $17.2 billion in 2021.
Wi-Fi 6 access points made up 75.1 percent of the revenues in the Dependent Access Point (AP) segment and accounted for 61.3 percent of unit shipments within the segment. Wi-Fi 5 products, also known as 802.11ac, made up most of the remaining balance of Dependent AP sales.
Wi-Fi 6 products account for 28.2 percent of the consumer segment’s total revenue and 13.1 percent of shipments. Wi-Fi 5 APs still make up the majority of revenues (61.4 percent) and unit shipments (63.6 percent).
Cisco’s enterprise WLAN revenues increased 22.1 percent in 4Q21 and rose 14.2 percent for the full year. Cisco ended 2021 with 40.5 percent market share, down slightly from the 42.7 percent market share in 2020.
HPE-Aruba revenues rose 9.9 percent year over year in 4Q21 and increased 14.0 percent for the full year. The company’s market share was 12.8 percent for the full year 2021, down slightly from 13.5 percent in full year 2020.
Ubiquiti enterprise WLAN revenues declined 3.3 percent year over year in 4Q21 but increased 14.7 percent for the full year, giving the company 8.0 percent market share for the full year 2021.
Huawei enterprise WLAN revenues rose 48.0 percent year over year in 4Q21 and rose 44.4 percent for the full year, giving the company 7.4 percent market share for the full year, up from 6.2 percent market share in 2020.
H3C revenues increased 41.8 percent in 4Q21 and rose 33.7 percent for the full year, giving the company 4.8 percent market share for the full year, up from 4.3 percent in 2020.