Top 5 WLAN vendors in second quarter, Cisco leads

The combined consumer and enterprise wireless LAN market segments rose 10.8 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2013, said IDC.

The enterprise segment grew 14.8 percent.

The consumer WLAN market increased 6.5 percent.

IDC said across all verticals and geographies, enterprise IT continues to see an explosion of mobility applications running on more devices than ever, resulting in new investments in WLAN infrastructure.


“While growth slowed slightly this quarter compared to previous quarters, the growing mobility needs of education, retail, healthcare, and other distributed enterprise segments will continue to fuel substantial growth in the overall enterprise WLAN market,” said Rohit Mehra, vice president, Network Infrastructure, IDC.

Latin American enterprise WLAN market grew 38.8 percent.

In AsiaPacific, enterprise WLAN market increased 24 percent.

North America showed 14.9 percent growth in enterprise WLAN market.

The enterprise WLAN market in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) grew 6.4 percent year over year in Q2 2013.

Cisco’s enterprise WLAN revenue grew 16.7 percent to $581 million in the quarter. The North American market now accounts for 58.4 percent of worldwide revenue, up from 48.8 percent in Q1. Cisco’s worldwide market share stands at 53.7 percent in Q2, its highest share since Q4 2010.

Aruba (excluding its OEM business) grew its enterprise revenue 13.6 percent. Aruba now holds 11 percent of the enterprise WLAN market.

HP’s enterprise WLAN revenue increased 17.7 percent to $65.7 million HP’s market share increased to 6.0 percent of the market in 2Q13, up from 5.4 percent in 1Q13.

Ruckus grew 37.3 percent and now accounts for 5.5 percent of the overall enterprise WLAN market.

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