Cisco tops worldwide enterprise WLAN market with 44.7% share
It is followed by HPE-Aruba, ARRIS/Ruckus, Ubiquiti and Huawei. (Photo: Agency)

’s worldwide enterprise WLAN revenues decline 2.3% sequentially from the third to fourth quarters of 2018, said a report from IDC. However, the company is performance is positive on a year-over-year basis, up 13.5% to $734.0 million. IDC said that for full year, its revenues were up 9.8% in 2018 to $2.73 billion. According to IDC, the company remains the comfortable market share leader, finishing the year with 44.7% share, compared to 43.6% share in 2017.

On other hand, revenues rose 3.4% sequentially and 20.8% year over year in the fourth quarter to $233.3 million. For the full year, revenues were flat, down 0.1% to $851.5 million, giving the company 13.9% market share.

Similarly, ARRIS/Ruckus saw its revenues decline 13.2% quarter over quarter in 4Q18 and increase 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. For the full year, its revenues were up 19.0% giving the company 6.5% market share. During the fourth quarter of 2018 a preliminary deal for CommScope to purchase ARRIS, and in turn Ruckus, was announced, but it has not yet been finalized.

In additon, rose 7.9% sequentially and 33.2% year over year in 4Q18 to $113.4 million. For the full year, revenues rose 22.9% to $391.4 million, representing 6.4% market share.

Despite all the challenges on 5G, Huawei had a strong quarter with revenues in the fourth quarter of 2018 rising 34.1% from the third quarter and up 9.1% from the same quarter a year earlier. For the full year, its revenues rose 11.1% to $314.2 million, giving the company 5.1% market share to end 2018.

Overall, the combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased revenues 8.9% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18) and 4.3% for the full year. The enterprise segment grew 10.3% year over year in 4Q18 to reach $1.7 billion and 7.1% for the full year 2018 reaching $6.1 billion. That compares with a year-over-year growth rate of 9.8% in 3Q18 and full-year growth rates of 5.7% in 2017 and 7.2% in 2016 for the enterprise segment.

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