More news from the IDC as yesterday the analyst firm released the results of their Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker for Q42012. This report, which tracks the total WLAN market size and vendor share, showed growth in both the consumer and enterprise sectors.
According to IDC’s report, the consumer WLAN market saw a quarterly increase of 8.2%, and a year-over-year increase of 6.2% for 2012. The enterprise sector, on the other hand, saw its 7th consecutive quarter of +20% growth, with a Q42012 rate of 28.5%. The year-over-year rate for enterprise WLAN was 26.6%. Overall, the combined rate of growth was 18.2%
When broken down by geography, the report showed that enterprise WLAN saw the highest growth in Asia/Pacific (43.8%) and China (53.4%) for Q42012. The top 5 vendors for enterprise WLAN last quarter were: Cisco (50.6%), Aruba (10.5%), Ruckus (5.3%), HP (5.1%) and Motorola Solutions (4.55).
IDC Analysts point to the rise in BYOD adoption as a major factor in the WLAN market’s survival and growth. Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure at IDC, went into more detail in yesterday’s press release: “Rapid growth with bring your own device (BYOD) continues to drive increased WLAN infrastructure rollouts in the enterprise, and is the single largest factor driving increased innovation and differentiation in areas such as security policy and application classification. The second key factor driving growth is the increasing use of Wi-Fi by cellular operators and managed service providers, a trend that is likely to drive increased volumes for enterprise-class access points over the next few years.”
To learn more about this report and view market graphs, please visit the site here.