802.11n-Enabled Wi-Fi Networking Equipment Unit Shipments Increase 17%, Q2’11 over Q1’11

Fri, 09/23/2011 - 11:22am

802.11n-Enabled Wi-Fi Networking Equipment Unit Shipments Increase 17%, Q2'11 over Q1'11

In Q2'11, worldwide revenue for the Wi-Fi network equipment market remained relatively flat compared to Q1'11, staying at $1.6 billion,says new In-Stat ( research. Continuing a trend, 802.11n remains the fastest growing Wi-Fi technology with shipments rising 17% from the previous quarter, while revenues grew nearly 7%.

“In terms of total unit shipments, TP-LINK is number one, leading the way with a 26% market share,” says Brad Shaffer, Analyst.” NETGEAR has overtaken D-Link for the number two spot with nearly a 19% market share while D-Link holds a little over a 17% share, placing them close behind in the number three slot. Linksys and Pace round out the top five, holding market shares of 7% and 5%, respectively.”

Additional data includes:

  • Shipments of wireless network adapters were up from the previous quarter, rising 7.4% overall to 5.27 million.

  • North America gained regional market share, rising to 33% in the current quarter.

  • 802.11n-enabled networking equipment now accounts for 68% of all Wi-Fi networking equipment unit shipments.

  • The USB form factor experienced an increase of 8.6%.

This Market Alert is drawn from the In-Stat research,  Q2'11 Wi-Fi Network Equipment Database: By Region, Form Factor, Technology, and Vendor (#IN1105013WL), which provides highly detailed segmentation of the worldwide Wi-Fi Network Equipment market for the current and eleven preceding quarters, breaking down unit shipments and manufacturers' revenues by all the following categories:

  • Region (North America, EMEA, Asia/Pacific, and ROW)
  • Form factor (network adapters by Cardbus, PCI, and USB)
  • Technology (802.11ag, 802.11g, 802.11n)
  • Vendor
  • Categories of equipment include:
  • SOHO routers
  • Residential gateways
  • Network adapters
  • Standalone AP

This research is part of In-Stat's Wi-Fi Network Equipment Database, which provides quarterly vendor market shares based on unit shipments and manufacturers' revenue. Data is segmented by technology, equipment type, and geography.

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