According to the interpretation of the IDC China Quarterly WLAN Tracker, 4Q20 released by IDC, the People's Republic of China (PRC) WLAN market revenue reached US$871 million in 2020, a year-over-year (YoY) increase of 3.1%. The report, which is based on data from the first quarter to the fourth quarter of 2020, mainly introduces the overall scale of the Chinese and global WLAN market and the market size forecast in the next five years and provides a competitive analysis and an industry analysis of the Chinese WLAN market. At the same time, this study analyzes the Chinese WLAN market from a market size perspective and presents the market size forecasts for the next five years.
Nicholas Guo, IDC’s China Network Market research manager, mentions that 2020 is a relatively sluggish year for the WLAN market. He says: "This is mainly due to the major impact of the COVID-19 for China and the rest of the world in the first half of the year. The China market relatively rebounded in the second half of the year. The national macro-policies and digital transformation projects of enterprises in various industries have correspondingly promoted the return of the ICT-related equipment market. Industry segments such as the education, services, healthcare, and manufacturing are the main contributors leading the overall WLAN market in China. Wi-Fi 6 market share expanded strongly in 2020 from a product perspective, while the market shares of Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 4 continued to decline. With the gradual decrease of the Wi-Fi 6 products cost, and the maturity of chip solutions and overall solutions, the acceptance of users in various industries continued to increase. In addition, major vendors' investment in such resources for the development of multiscenario, multifunctional Wi-Fi6 products also bring strong impetus to the market growth. Wi-Fi 6 will continue to be the main force in the WLAN market in the following couple years."