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December 5, 2012

Worldwide WLAN market grew 14.6% during third quarter of 2012: IDC

Eterprise segment in the WLAN market grew at 24.0% year over year

By CBR Staff Writer

Worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market has increased 14.6% during third quarter of 2012 compared to corresponding quarter in 2011, according to a new report.

According to a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) the enterprise segment in the WLAN market grew at 24.0% year over year, recording growth of more than 20% six quarter in a row.

IDC vice president of network infrastructure Rohit Mehra said that while the growth in the third quarter was marginally slower than what was seen in the last couple of years, it was still an impressive quarter by any standards for the enterprise WLAN market.

"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," Mehra added.

During the period, Japan reported highest growth of 48.8%, followed by Middle East & Africa with 42.5%,the US market with 25.4%, Western Europe’s 18.9% , the Asia/Pacific’s 17.8% growth whereas the China market showed a decline of 0.9% compared the quarter in 2011.

Cisco reported a 25.8% rise in its revenue reaching $508m during quarter, with majority of it revenue coming from North America which accounted 56.7% of its revenue.

Company’s market share during quarter is now half of the total market, up from 49.3% in third quarter of 2011.

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Aruba reported 18.4% increase in its revenue during the quarter increasing its market share to 11.2%.

HP reported 8.2% year over year growth which led to a decline in its market revenue from 7.2% in third quarter of last year to 6.3% this quarter.

with 11.2% of WLAN market revenue, the lowest rise of 8.2%was reported by HP resulting in decline of market share from 7.2% in 2011 to 6.3% in 2012.

The lead was reported to be made by Aerohive with 98.5%, Meraki with 147.1% and Ruckus with 73.7% year over year rise in the enterprise WLAN market in the third quarter of 2012.

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