IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Shows Continued Growth in First Quarter with Revenues Reaching $1.35 Billion

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IDC Press Release

In the first quarter of 2011 (1Q11), the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wireless LAN Tracker found year-over-year revenue growth of 20.7% to reach $1.35 billion (excluding WLAN NICs), while sequentially, total WLAN revenue was down 5.5% over the seasonally strong fourth quarter (4Q10). The enterprise WLAN market also showed continued strength although growth moderated a bit with a 20.3% year-over-year revenue increase, while sequentially the market declined by 8.8%.

“The continued strength in the WLAN market in the first quarter of 2011 was encouraging with all regions and both the enterprise and retail-class market segments making a contribution,” said Rohit Mehra, Director, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, at IDC. “The tremendous momentum behind smart mobile devices and their continued uptake in the enterprise for business applications are driving enterprises to move forward with upgrades, extensions, and replacements of their wireless infrastructures.” Read more

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