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Worldwide Quarterly Wireless LAN Tracker

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IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wireless LAN Tracker® greatly enhances clients' ability to quickly and effectively respond to today's dynamic IT market. Understanding which global markets and segments are growing and knowing the quarterly adoption curve for new products are business-critical needs for wireless LAN (WLAN) vendors, supply chain partners, and the financial community. This product provides insight into customer trends by delivering geography-specific vendor and product line detail across the WLAN market. IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wireless LAN Tracker presents market data in an easy-to-use pivot table and web-based query tool that allow clients to track any markets, countries, and product segments as needed. IDC's tracker products provide reliable, accurate, and independent market research as a base to create quantitative market analyses and study historical trends.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurements for this tracker are in unit shipments, vendor revenue, and value.

Core Coverage

  • Vendor
  • Product class: Enterprise class and consumer class
  • Product: Controller/router/switch, AP, and NIC
  • Product detail: Controller/router/switch, dependent AP, independent AP, gateway/router, and NIC
  • Standard: 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, and 802.11ax (upcoming)
  • Location: Indoor and outdoor
  • Measurements: Units, vendor revenue, and value

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (13): Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, PRC, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Rest of Asia/Pacific
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe (11): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Rest of CEE
  • Japan
  • Latin America (7): Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (7): Egypt, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Rest of MEA
  • United States
  • Western Europe (16): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. The following are the deliverables for this tracker. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Quarterly data
  • Final historical data
  • Five-year forecast data
  • Excel pivot table and query tool

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include five years of historical data and five years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the worldwide, regional, and country levels according to the geographic scope previously detailed. Details of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows.

Core Forecast Coverage

  • Product class: Enterprise class and consumer class
  • Product: Controller/router/switch, AP, and NIC
  • Product detail: Controller/router/switch, dependent AP, independent AP, gateway/router, and NIC
  • Standard: 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac
  • Location: Indoor and outdoor
  • Measurements: Units, vendor revenue, and value