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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise WLAN Equipment, Worldwide, 2009-2016, 4Q12 Update

Published: 23 January 2013

ID: G00238946

Analyst(s): Christian Canales


The number of wireless devices used in enterprise WLANs is growing exponentially, driving revenue from WLAN equipment and software sales. We predict a five-year compound annual growth rate of 18.4%, with spending reaching $7.9 billion in 2016.

Table Of Contents


  • Adoption Rate
    • Mobile PCs
    • Dual-Mode (Wi-Fi/Cell) Smartphones
    • WLAN Hot-Spot and Mobile Broadband Wi-Fi Offloading Services
    • Other
  • Technology Transitions


  • Installed Base Analysis
    • WLAN Clients/Users
    • WLAN APs
    • WLAN Infrastructure Capacity

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • Unit/Port Shipments
    • Unit/Port ASP
    • Installed Base Forecast
    • Country Splits by Region
  • Influencing Factors
    • Addressable Market
    • Adoption Rate
    • Shipment History
    • Firm/Site Demographics
    • IT Penetration Assumptions
  • Device (PC and Server) Installed Base Forecasts
    • Life Cycle
    • Current-Year Estimates
    • Technology Transitions
  • GDP Forecasts
    • Cost Reduction Factor
    • ASP History
    • WAN Service Forecasts
  • Connections
    • Addressable Market > Installed Base Forecast and Adoption Rate > Installed Base Forecast
    • Life Cycle > Unit/Port Shipment Forecast
    • Current-Year Estimates > Unit/Port Shipment Forecast
    • GDP Influence > Unit/Port Shipment Forecast
  • Inputs to Country Splits by Region

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