The Internet of Things Apps will Drive New WLAN Investment
Increased demand on enterprise WLANs will continue to be a driving factor in this transition, especially as new enterprise mobility use cases are adopted and IoT applications move into the mainstream.
Source: Digital Lifescapes
Wireless LAN Market in EMEA Upside and Downside Trends
The overall enterprise and consumer wireless local area network (WLAN) market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) decreased by 12.6% in value and 20.3% in unit volume quarter-on-quarter in Q1 2015. However, there are significant upside growth opportunities.
More Growth for the Worldwide Wireless LAN Market
The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market grew 9.2% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 2Q14. The enterprise segment continued to grow at a steady rate and increased 7.7% over the same period last year. The consumer WLAN market had a very good quarter in 2Q14 — growing 10.9% year over year.
WLAN Growth is Driven by the New 802.11ac Wi-Fi Standard
Wi-Fi technology demand continues to increase across the globe, as more people seek wireless access to the internet and a variety of cloud services. The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) market segments increased 7.0 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2014.
According to IDC, the enterprise segment increased 10.3 percent over the same period last year.
How the Connected Home Fuels Adoption of New Devices
A substantial number of customers subscribe to broadband and wireless local area network (WLAN) services that enable them to conduct various activities from home.
This connected home represents a paradigm shift in the way communication services are delivered and consumed.
Frost & Sullivan says that the devices market shipped over 6.06 billion units in 2011 and estimates this to reach 9.29 billion units by 2016.
via Frost & Sullivan