The latest Dell’Oro Group Wireless LAN (WLAN) 5-Year Forecast report (2018-2023) indicates that the enterprise WLAN market will slow as it approaches $9.6 billion over the next five years. Also according to the study, the Chinese market for the technology is expected to decelerate and grow at pace with the rest of the Asia Pacific region.Per Dell'Oro's latest research: "Chinese service providers are no longer deploying WLAN equipment in mobility environments, resulting in 2018 as one of the slowest growth years to date." Despite the slowdown, the analyst expects the WLAN market in China to grow over the forecast period. "We anticipate wireless expansion and transition to new 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) technology in the enterprise segment as key growth drivers for the China market," continues the report's summary.
- Demand for WLAN equipment and an increase in average selling price will move the WLAN market to approach $17.6 B in revenue over the next five years.
- In comparison to previous technology (802.11ac), Dell'Oro expects 802.11ax to sustain a price premium for a longer period.
- The revenue contribution from licenses is expected to exceed the contribution from access points for the Enterprise Cloud.
- In the SOHO market, wireless router shipments are projected to surpass 50 million.