|[December 04, 2012]
Worldwide WLAN Market Growth Continues Unabated in Third Quarter of 2012, According to IDC
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area
network (WLAN) market segments experienced year-over-year growth of
14.6% in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12). According to the 3Q12 results
published in the International Data Corporation (IDC)
Quarterly WLAN Tracker, the enterprise segment continued on its path
of torrid growth with an impressive 24.0% increase over the same period
last year. This was the sixth quarter in a row with annual growth in
access of 20%.
"While the growth in the third quarter was marginally slower than what
we have seen in the last couple of years, it was still a stellar quarter
by any standards for the enterprise WLAN market," said Rohit
Mehra, Vice President, Network
Infrastructure, at IDC (News - Alert). "Almost all major and emerging vendors
contributed to this strong performance of the enterprise WLAN segment in
the third quarter, a period that was highlighted by two significant
events: the IPO of Ruckus Wireless, and the acquisition of
cloud-networking start-up Meraki by market leader Cisco (News - Alert)."
From a geographic perspective, the 3Q12 enterprise WLAN market grew the
most in Japan (48.8% year over year) and in Middle East & Africa (42.5%
year over year). The U.S. market also showed solid growth with a 25.4%
year-over-year increase. Western Europe's 18.9% year-over-year gain was
also noteworthy and much better than expected, given the overall
macroeconomic conditions in many major countries in the region. The
Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region underperformed somewhat this
quarter with a 17.8% year-over-year increase. Enterprise WLAN market
results in China were especially weak and actually declined 0.9% year
over year in 3Q12.
"Barring the lakluster performance from the Asia/Pacific region, and
the surprising weakness from the China market, all other regions
including Western Europe showed broad-based market growth, indicating
that enterprise mobility remains high on the priority list of many CIOs,
and that it will continue to drive growth across both the enterprise and
service provider segments," said Petr
Jirovsky, senior research analyst, Worldwide Networking Trackers
Key Enterprise WLAN Vendor Updates
Cisco's 3Q12 worldwide enterprise WLAN revenue grew a strong 25.8%
year over year reaching $508 million in the quarter. The North
American market accounted for 56.7% of Cisco's worldwide enterprise
WLAN revenue in 3Q12. Cisco's worldwide market share now stands at
50.0%, up from 49.3% in 3Q11.
Aruba (excluding its OEM business) grew its revenues 18.4% year over
year in 3Q12, and now holds 11.2% of the enterprise WLAN market.
HP underperformed the overall enterprise WLAN market in 3Q12 with its
relatively modest 8.2% year over year growth. As a result HP's market
share declined from the 7.2% recorded in 3Q11 to 6.3% this quarter.
Aerohive (News - Alert) (up 98.5% year over year), Meraki (up 147.1% year over year),
and Ruckus (up 73.7% year over year) all significantly outperformed
the overall enterprise WLAN market in 3Q12.
A graphic showing the top 5 vendors in the worldwide enterprise WLAN
market for 3Q12 is available at IDC.com. Instructions on how to embed
this graphic into online news articles and social media can be found by
press release on IDC.com.
The IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker provides total market size and
vendors share data in an easy-to-use Excel Pivot Table format. The
geographic coverage includes 8 major regions (USA, Canada, Latin
America, AP excluding Japan, Japan, Western Europe, Central and Eastern
Europe, Middle East and Africa) and 52 countries. The WLAN market is
further segmented by product class, product type, product, standard, and
location. Measurement for the WLAN market is provided in factory
revenue, customer revenue, and unit shipments.
For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker,
please contact Kathy Nagamine (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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