Wireless LAN Market Grows Amidst Declines in Business Spend

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According to a recent Dell’Oro Group report, global sales in Q3 2020 in the Wireless LAN Market sales rose 6% year-over-year (YoY) as government spend offset declines in business spend. Wireless LAN manufacturers such as Cisco, Extreme Networks, Juniper Mist, and Ruckus all benefited.

“The Government funding that started flowing into the Wireless LAN market in Q2 this year blossomed in Q3 2020, adding what we estimate to be about US$200 million to the market,” said Tam Dell’Oro, CEO and Wireless LAN Analyst at Dell’Oro. “While many governments around the world have incentivised technology investments, the funding we saw in Q3 was most pronounced in the US, particularly in Education (Kindergarten to Grade 12). What surprised me was the strength in the Retail segment, which held up better than segments such as Hospitality and Logistics. Many stores have not been able to operate till recently, but retail businesses supplying necessities have performed well.”

Additional highlights from the Report:

  • Wi-Fi 6 shipments just about doubled quarter-to-quarter, but the penetration-rate lags the rate of the previous new technology; and
  • Cloud-Managed unit shipments made up less than 25% of the overall market volume.

The Report provides an in-depth coverage of the Enterprise Outdoor and Indoor markets, Wireless LAN Controllers according to the following wireless standards: 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) Wave 1 vs. Wave 2, 802.11n, and historic IEEE 802.11 standards.