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

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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 (http://www.in-stat.com) 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..."

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 (http://www.in-stat.com) 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%.

Recent In-Stat research Q2’11 Wi-Fi Network Equipment Database: By Region, Form Factor, Technology, and Vendor (#IN1105013WL) 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

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