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February 24, 2010

Overall Wireless LAN Market Revenues to Rebound in 2010

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

A recently released five-year forecast report from Dell’Oro Group has revealed that revenues from the overall Wireless LAN “WLAN” market are expected to rebound in 2010 to reach $5.5 billion.

According to Dell’ (News - Alert)Oro Group, the projected market revenue of $5.5 billion in 2010 will exceed the market’s revenue record set in 2008.

Loren Shalinsky, senior analyst of Wireless LAN research at Dell’Oro Group said network spending had slowed in 2009. However, as confidence in the economy returns, businesses will return to a traditional four-year replacement cycle for their WLAN equipment.

Shalinsky also said that the growth of Wi-Fi enabled devices, including cellular phones, e-book readers and netbook computers will drive WLAN equipment growth, as consumers and businesses look for ways to connect these devices.

The report has also forecasted that the strongest growing WLAN market segment over the next 5 years will be the enterprise segment. In fact, it is expected that by 2014, the enterprise segment will exceed the size of the small office, home office segment, which is, at present the largest segment.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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