The growth of the wireless LAN enterprise market in 2022

How will the wireless LAN enterprise market grow from 2022? Get an overview of the current situation with key numbers, Wi-Fi 6 deployment and China’s progress.

The enterprise wireless LAN market entered 2022 on 17% growth.

Almost $2 billion in revenue in the first quarter, driven by Wi-Fi 6 equipment purchases! The standard captures 70% of enterprise spending.

  • 20.4% growth in value in 2021

  • 20.6% growth in Western Europe from 2021 to 2022.

A different situation with the general public:

With the general public, we are talking about a decline of -3.6% and -2.2% over the period of January and March.
This evolution is in line with a drop of 2.5% on domestic Wi-Fi products.

There are more purchases with the adoption of Wi-Fi 6, standard 802.11ax.

From January to March 2022, investments in equipment with this latest wireless LAN protocol standard accounted for:

  • 70.3% of revenues.

  • 59.3% of volumes in the professional dependent access point (AP) segment.

Wi-Fi 6 is also penetrating the consumer market, but at a lower level for now.

31.4% of revenue represents domestic dependent AP sales for Q1 2022.

However, there is a shift from 2021: it was 28.2% in Q4.

A clear progression for China

Huawei showed the most growth in 2022:

Healthy Chinese market at +55.6%

  • 71.5% increase in revenue by value

  • 4.6% representation on sales worldwide!

H3C preceded Huawei 4.3% in market share with a 58.8% increase in revenue.

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