Need for High-Speed Wi-Fi Connectivity & Rise in WLAN Upgrades Drive the Gigabit Wi-Fi Access Points Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Gigabit Wi-Fi Access Points. The global market for Gigabit Wi-Fi Access Points is projected to reach US$5.8 billion by 2020, driven by the need for high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity and the ensuing rise in WLAN upgrades.

Gigabit Wi-Fi Access Points: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – As a special purpose communication device that receives and transmits data between wireless devices in a network, Access Point (AP) is one of the key enablers of WLAN deployment. In addition to establishing connectivity between different users in a WLAN, APs also serve as a point of interconnection between WLAN and the fixed wired network. APs allow wireless devices in the LAN to connect to the Internet and can handle numerous connections between multiple devices. APs are critical for providing highly secure and reliable outdoor and indoor wireless connections. Widespread use of laptops, tablet PCs and smartphones to connect to corporate networks, is fueling adoption of WLAN architecture for networking, which in turn is driving demand for access points. The trend is further benefiting from the rapid proliferation of “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)”, “Choose Your Own Device (CYOD)”, and “Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC)” connectivity concepts.

Given its importance in establishing WLAN infrastructure, demand for access points depends on the scale of WLAN infrastructure deployed. While a smaller WLAN infrastructure requires a single access point, a larger network with more network users requires multiple access points. The transition of WLAN landscape from 802.11n standard to the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi Gigabit standard is also having a ripple effect on the WLAN products market. The latest 802.11ac standard which was released in the year 2013 is capable of offering maximum data rates of over a gigabit. With promised wireless speeds of up to 7Gbps operating in the 5GHz frequency band, 802.11ac standard is fast replacing its predecessor 802.11n standard for WLAN deployments. Growing proliferation of enterprise mobility, and increasing adoption of advanced IT strategies such as big data, and cloud computing have been driving enterprise IT departments to seek 802.11ac Wi-Fi capabilities to support the heavy IT activity. Service providers too have been embracing the latest Wi-Fi standard in order to enhance their network capacity and coverage area. While the Wave 1 802.11ac standard is already widespread in the marketplace, the expected proliferation of Wave 2 802.11ac standard over the next few years will only boost demand for access points based on the new standard. Promising a bandwidth leap to 7 Gbps and supporting up to 8 spatial streams and using the 160 MHz channels, the Wave 2 802.11ac standard will provide a considerable enhancement in speed from the existing 802.11ac standard.

As stated by the new market research report on Gigabit Wi-Fi Access Points, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with revenue from the region waxing at a CAGR of 51.4% over the analysis period. The growth in the region is largely driven by the development of the telecommunications sector, steady growth in the enterprise sector, increase in the number of office starts, and the subsequent rise in the number of new WLAN deployments and upgrades.

Key players covered in the report include Aerohive Networks Inc., Aruba Networks Inc., Belkin international Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., D-Link Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, NETGEAR, Inc., Ruckus Wireless, Inc., TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd., and Zebra Technologies Corporation, among others.

The research report titled “Gigabit Wi-Fi Access Points: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, growth drivers, product innovations and strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil & Rest of Latin America), and Rest of World.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please click here

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Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes 1500+ full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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