802.11ax Will Boost Enterprise Wireless LAN Market, Driven by IoT and Expansion of Cloud Managed Services Highlights 5 Year Forecast; According to 650 Group

Portola Valley, California – July 2, 2018 – A newly released report by 650 Group reveals strong forecasted growth in the Enterprise plus Outdoor Wireless LAN market.  Emerging 802.11ax technology is expected to experience rapid adoption, with a first wave of shipments beginning in 2018, followed by a second wave of products in 2019 and beyond.  Overall, 650 Group expects 802.11ax to represent the majority of shipments by 2022.

“We expect overall growth in the Enterprise-class plus Outdoor WLAN market will be driven by two main trends over the five year horizon,” said Chris DePuy, Founder and Technology Analyst 650 Group.  “First, traditional use of WLAN devices such as computers and mobile devices will continue to drive additional WLAN infrastructure investment at companies mainly in emerging markets for the next few years.  We have already reached a point of WLAN deployment saturation in at companies in developed markets, where such enterprises mainly upgrade existing WLAN installations when improved products hit the market.  Second, beginning in the next 2-3 years, we expect the adoption of IoT devices, including those involving video surveillance, will become significant enough to drive additional spending on WLAN infrastructure to sustain growth in the later years of the forecast.”

By 2022, Enterprise-class plus Outdoor WLAN products are expected to grow to over 35% greater than 2017 levels.  Adding in revenue from cloud-managed WLAN services, which are very popular with branch office deployments and at small businesses, to product-only revenues, 650 Group expects the compounded annual growth rate to increase by over one percentage point.

After a significant slowdown in Enterprise-class plus Outdoor WLAN revenues in China over the past two years, we still expect growth in this region be more powerful than in any of the other six geographic regions that are tracked in the WLAN Infrastructure quarterly and forecast studies conducted by 650 Group. 

Vendors included in the quarterly market share report are Aerohive, Arris/Ruckus Wireless, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Cisco, DELL, Extreme Networks, H3C, HPE Aruba, Huawei, Riverbed/Xirrus, Sundray, and Ubiquiti Networks. 

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