WLAN Market 2018: Global Opportunities, Growth Factors and Forecast by Regions, Types, Applications, Dynamics, Development Status and Outlook 2023 | Analysis of COVID-19
Constant up-gradation of network infrastructure in corporate infrastructures and adoption of BYOD trend is majorly driving the global WLAN market. Growing focus on core business and availability of customized WLAN products for the SME’s is also responsible for the augmentation of the global market. Increased utilization of mobile and portable devices in organization to ease the operation procedure and data sharing has been a key driver for the global WLAN market. Growing demand of cloud applications and influence of IoT is also fuelling the demand of the global enterprise WLAN market. On the other hand, lack of skilled personnel and issues related to latency and bandwidth is hampering the growth of the global enterprise WLAN market.
Wireless local area network or WLAN is a range of networks which facilitates one or more devices to link with the help of wireless distribution method. Throughout the 21st century, WLAN has found wide application in almost every sphere of life. It is extensively used in every possible vertical which incorporates products or services relating to information technology. WLAN enables devices to link on WAN and explore. Continuous advancement of network infrastructure in corporate settings coupled with the adoption of BYOD has been the key wlan market trends. These trends are largely influencing the growth of the WLAN market positively. Increasing focus on the fundamental business and the obtainability of tailored WLAN products for the small and medium enterprises is also responsible for the expansion of the global market.
The competitive landscape of global WLAN market is formed by major players of the market and some of the new entrants. North America is dominating the market of global WLAN due to technological advancements in the region.
In November 2017, ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, introduced new products enhancing its solutions for the mobile campus. New access points, edge switches and network management capabilities create an optimized network infrastructure to accommodate the digital transformation of businesses, including next-generation mobility services and Internet of Things (IoT).
Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations. Zebra Technologies announced the Azara cloud-managed WLAN solution which combines the functionality of Zebra’s enterprise-grade WiFi with the WLAN infrastructure from the cloud. With Azara, businesses can leverage the same enterprise access points (APs) used for on-premise WLAN and manage them from the cloud, preventing their hardware investment and providing the flexibility to migrate to and from a cloud-managed deployment.
Europe stands as the second biggest market followed by Asia Pacific which has emerged as fastest growing market. Asia Pacific has the highest deployment of the cloud-based services. The region is investing in the IT and telecommunication sector.
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has recently announced that it is altering the rules of networking with the launch of software and switching innovations framed to address the unique requirements of today’s modern enterprise branch, data center, and campus. The Aruba CX Switching Portfolio now encompasses the CX 6400 Series modular access and Aruba CX 6300 Series fixed configuration, aggregation and core switches, while conveying the latest upgradations in the AOS-CX operating system. This offers network operators a simple, end-to-end switching framework to dramatically enhance business outcomes today and through the future.
Zebra Technologies Corporation, a reformer at the edge of the organizations with solutions and partners that facilitate businesses to obtain a performance edge, recently declared that it has attained Cortexica Vision Systems Ltd., a London-headquartered spearhead in business-to-business (B2B) computer vision-based artificial intelligence (AI) services.
The dominant players in the WLAN market include Aruba Networks, Inc. (U.S.), Cisco (U.S.), Ruckus Wireless (U.S.), HP (U.S.), Aerohive Networks (U.S.), Ubiquiti Networks (U.S.), Netgear (U.S.), Zebra Technologies (U.S.), D-Link (Taiwan), Huawei (China), Belkin International, Inc. (U.S.), TP-Link (China), Dell Inc. (U.S.), Alcatel Lucent Enterprises (U.S.), Boingo Wireless (U.S.), Zte Corporation (China), Juniper Networks (U.S.), and Allied Telesis (U.S.), among others.
The worldwide WLAN market share is divided on the basis of technology standards, component, application, region, and location. The component segment is further segregated into router, controller, access point (AP), network interface card (NIC), and switch. On the basis of location, the segment has been further categorized into outdoor and indoor WLAN. According to technology standards, WLAN market has been categorized into 802.11n, 802.11ac, and 802.11a/b/g. WLAN market provides a wide range of application areas such as government, healthcare, BFSI, retail, IT, and others.