IoT and AI will Drive Further WLAN Growth; 802.11ax WLAN infrastructure market shows 5% Y/Y growth Following a Period of Acquisitions, According to 650 Group

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PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. – Sept. 10, 2019 – A newly released report by 650 Group reveals 5% Y/Y revenue growth in the Enterprise plus Outdoor Wireless LAN market with a strong rebound in China, reversing a -4% decline into a 10% gain Y/Y. 
Emerging 802.11ax technology has shaped the future of the industry as vendors respond to new market requirements. The WLAN infrastructure industry has undergone significant change and restructuring. Juniper Network’s acquired Mist Systems, Arista Networks bought Mojo Networks and Extreme Networks acquired Aerohive. 802.11ax. Each of these transactions result in bringing suites of products and capabilities that are necessary as we evolve to faster Wi-Fi speeds.
“Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Multi Gigabit Ethernet transitions have driven WLAN systems vendor consolidation,” said Chris DePuy, founding analyst for 650 Group. “Total WLAN infrastructure growth was robust in 2Q19, driven primarily by robust Consumer Broadband Customer Premises Equipment with WLAN (BB CPE w WLAN). 
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. 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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