Wireless LAN Market Hits Record High In Fourth Quarter of 2009
Motorola and Alcatel-Lucent Each Post More Than 30 Percent Sequential Growth in Wireless LAN market
Fourth quarter unit shipments grew dramatically, but promotional discounts in the SOHO market offset a large portion of the revenue gains in the Wireless LAN arena. SOHO 802.11n wireless router unit gains from D-Link and NETGEAR accounted for over half of the total wireless LAN markets increased shipments.
"A recently published report by Dell'Oro Group indicates that the worldwide wireless LAN market shipped a record high 18 million units in the fourth quarter of last year, driven by growth of the small office home office (SOHO) market and strength in the retail, education, healthcare, and hospitality sectors for the enterprise market."