Wi-Fi network equipment market remains flat in Q2

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Worldwide revenue for the Wi-Fi network equipment market remained flat in the second quarter of 2011, compared to the first quarter, holding at $1.6 billion, according to In-Stat.

The research also finds that 802.11n remains the fastest growing Wi-Fi technology with shipments and revenues increasing 17 percent and seven percent, respectively, from the previous quarter. 802.11n-enabled networking equipment accounts for 68 percent of all Wi-Fi networking equipment unit shipments, said In-Stat.

“In terms of total unit shipments, TP-LINK is number one, leading the way with a 26 percent market share,” stated Brad Shaffer, In-Stat analyst. “NETGEAR has overtaken D-Link for the number two spot with nearly a 19 percent market share while D-Link holds a little over a 17 percent share, placing them close behind in the number three slot. Linksys and Pace round out the top five, holding market shares of 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively.”

The report also indicates that shipments of wireless network adapters increased 7.4 percent from the previous quarter, reaching 5.27 million units. North America grew its regional market share, rising 33 percent in the current quarter.