Wireless LAN market reaches $3.7 billion in 2012, up 23%

Telecom Lead Asia:
Wireless LAN — for enterprise and outdoor wireless — market reached $3.7 billion in 2012, up 23 percent year over year.

Ruckus Wireless posted 74 percent year over year growth in worldwide total manufacturer revenue for enterprise and outdoor wireless LANs from 2011 to 2012, according to Dell’Oro Group.

Compared to all wireless suppliers within the global market for enterprise and outdoor wireless LAN (WLAN) products, Ruckus realized the largest gain in market share (101 percent) from 2011 to 2012 relative to units shipped worldwide.

According to Dell’Oro, the top two wireless LAN vertical markets were education, constituting 24 percent of the market, and service provider, which made up 14 percent of the market.

Q4 2012 revenues for the service provider vertical touched $109 million, more than double the revenues of Q4 2011. Ruckus garnered #2 market share position in the service provider Wi-Fi segment with a 17.0 percent share of the market by revenue and a 20.6 percent share by unit shipment in the year 2012.

“Our strong showing in the 2012 Dell’Oro report reflects the global appetite for more mobile connectivity and capacity to address the data traffic tsunami hitting enterprise and service provider networks alike,” said Robert Mustarde, VP of Marketing for Ruckus Wireless.

According to Dell’Oro Report, in the North American WLAN market, Ruckus realized strong growth in shipments of both its indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi equipment, seeing market share growth from 2011 to 2012 of 72 percent and 64 percent, respectively.

In Europe, Ruckus saw its enterprise WLAN market share for unit shipments of indoor Wi-Fi products increase 67 percent from 2011 to 2012.

In Asia Pacific, Ruckus WLAN market share for enterprise indoor product shipments increased approximately 40 percent from 2011 to 2012.

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