New IDC MarketScape Provides a Vendor Assessment of the Rapidly Evolving Worldwide Enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) Market for 2013-14
01 Oct 2013
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., October 1, 2013 – International Data Corporation (IDC) has published a new vendor and market analysis profiling the leading providers in the worldwide enterprise wireless local area networking (WLAN) market. The IDC MarketScape report utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology that produces a definitive assessment of each vendor's current market capabilities and strategies for competing in the future. IDC placed three vendors – Cisco, Aruba, and Ruckus – in the "Leaders" category for 2013-2014, with nine others, including HP Networking and Motorola Solutions, being recognized as "Major Players".
The report shows that despite its relative maturity, the enterprise WLAN market continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace with revenues growing over 20% a year over the last several years. Buyers currently have more options than ever to choose a wireless provider whose solution is well-tailored for their unique use cases.
"The vendors serving the enterprise WLAN market have collectively raised the bar for what a complete WLAN solution will provide," said Rohit Mehra, Research Vice President, Network Infrastructure at IDC. "With the advent of the 802.11ac standard, increased availability of cloud-based and other alternative delivery models, and greater integration with other areas of enterprise IT, this market has become more nuanced and competitive, providing buyers with a wide range of viable solutions."
This assessment study, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise WLAN, 2013-2014 Vendor Analysis (IDC #243354), discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and helps anticipate its ascendancy. The study examines the enterprise wireless LAN market through the lens of indoor WLAN infrastructure, with an emphasis on the ability to accommodate mobility and "bring your own device" (BYOD) policies within the enterprise along with various deployment architectures. Although IDC evaluates portfolios with capabilities in prior standards (802.11a/b/g) and in outdoor, mesh, and SP WiFi, these factors play a relatively small role in the analysis and considerations. The emerging 802.11ac standard also plays a role in this market analysis. Covering a variety of vendors participating in the enterprise WLAN market, this evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and set of parameters that assess vendors relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in this market, for both the short and the long term. The study is a refresh of the IDC MarketScape for the enterprise WLAN market published in December 2011.
The vendors included in the analysis are ADTRAN, Aerohive, AirTight, Aruba, Cisco, D-Link, Enterasys, Extricom, HP Networking, Juniper, Meru Networks, Motorola Solutions, Ruckus, Ubiquiti, and Xirrus. In addition to the three vendors identified as "Leaders", nine other vendors were named as "Major Players." They are ADTRAN, Aerohive, AirTight, Enterasys, HP Networking, Juniper, Meru Networks, Motorola Solutions, and Xirrus.
Organizations considering deploying new WLAN technology need to take a look at how implementing the new technology will affect the current networking infrastructure as well as business critical applications, now and in the future. "IDC MarketScape leaders and major players are well positioned to seamlessly meet the needs of most enterprise users in both the near and long term," Mehra added.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
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Aruba Networks, Inc., Enterasys Networks, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc., Meru Networks, Inc., AIRTIGHT NETWORKS INC, ADTRAN, Inc., D-Link Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Juniper Networks, Inc., Extricom Ltd., Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., AEROHIVE NETWORKS, INC., Ruckus Wireless, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Xirrus, Inc.
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