|802.11n Device Unit Shipments Grow by 85% Year over Year|
Posted: 21-Jul-2010 [Source: In-Stat]
[In-Stat reports growth in the WLAN market has been fueled by migration to 802.11n technology.]
Scottsdale, AZ -- Although unit shipments in 1Q10 for the Worldwide WLAN market decreased by 9.4% quarter-over-quarter, it increased by 4.8% year-over-year. That increase was fueled primarily by migration to 802.11n technology. Shipments of 802.11n devices grew 85% in 1Q10 compared to 1Q09.
“Total WLAN revenue decreased 7.2% quarter-over-quarter to $1.1 billion in 1Q10 versus 4Q09,” says Vahid Dejwakh, Industry Analyst, In-Stat (www.in-stat.com). “Revenue for 802.11n products was nearly 40% of the total WLAN market in 1Q10.”
Additional data included:
* Netgear is the leader in total “n” devices shipped, shipping in 1Q10 over 2 million “n” devices which include SOHO routers, residential gateways, network adapters and access points. (Please click here for graph).
* D-Link is the leader in total WLAN devices shipped (regardless of whether it is “a,” “b,” “g,” or “n” technology), shipping in 1Q10 over 3.9 million WLAN devices. D-Link also saw the strongest share gain year-over-year.
* SOHO Routers demonstrated the most significant growth, as shipments grew 92% 1Q10 over 1Q09 and 12% 1Q10 over 4Q09.
* 802.11g declined quarter-over-quarter by 18% and by 19% year-over-year
* Vendors in In-Stat’s 1Q10 WLAN tracker include 2Wire, 3Com, Actiontec, Apple, Aruba, Belkin, Buffalo, Cisco, D-Link, HP ProCurve, Linksys, Motorola, NETGEAR, Ruckus Wireless, Siemens, SMC, Technicolor, and ZyXEL.
Recent In-Stat research “1Q10 Wireless LAN Tracker” #1004773WL examines the WLAN market for 1Q10 by technology, category, and vendor. Market shares for enterprise and SOHO/consumer vendors are provided, based on unit shipments and manufacturers' revenue for the quarter.
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