|Wireless LAN Market to Expand by Over 50 Percent in 2016|
Posted: 06-Aug-2012 [Source: Dell'Oro Group]
[Trends expected to fuel growth of Wireless LAN market include deployment of Service Provider WiFi (SP WiFi), the 802.11ac upgrade cycle, consumer video over WiFi, as well as a continuation of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.]
Redwood City, Calif.http -- In a newly released market forecast report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, overall Wireless LAN market revenues are forecast to reach almost $10 billion in 2016, an increase of 54% over 2011 revenues. Some emerging trends expected to drive this growth include deployment of Service Provider WiFi (SP WiFi), the 802.11ac upgrade cycle, consumer video over WiFi, as well as a continuation of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.
"With the 802.11ac upgrade cycle now underway, we are more confident in our projections. In addition, we are raising our forecast for service provider use of WiFi based on very strong growth trends now underway," said Chris DePuy, Analyst of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group. "We expect that by early next year, the availability of five gigahertz radio smartphones will stimulate a new phase in demand for both 802.11ac and SP WiFi," added DePuy.
The report details why the Enterprise segment will nearly double over 2011 levels (rising to $5 billion in revenues in 2016), while the SOHO segment will rise more slowly to $4.6 billion. Also included in the report are estimates on total SP WiFi units and revenue forecasts.
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