Dell’Oro Forecasts Growth in Wireless LAN

In a new report by the Dell’Oro Group, overall Wireless LAN (WLAN) market revenues are forecast to reach $9.9 billion in 2016, an increase of 52% over 2011. Some emerging trends expected to drive this growth include WiFi Offload, the 802.11ac upgrade cycle, consumer video over WiFi, as well as a continuation of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. The report sees the Enterprise segment of the Wireless LAN industry surpassing the $5.0 billion milestone by 2016, while the SOHO segment could approach $4.6 billion. Included in the report as well are estimates on total SP unit purchases and WiFi Offload traffic.

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