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WLAN equipment boosts 53 percent in 2003

Posted: 02 Apr 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:forward concepts? wlan? wireless?

According to Forward Concepts latest report, entitled "WLAN for Enterprise and The Multimedia Home," the shipments of WLAN equipment products increased an impressive 53 percent in 2003 over 2002 to $3.9 billion, worldwide.

The report also predicts that WLAN will continue growing as a stellar wireless market performer at a 21 percent compound rate to the $8.5 billion level in 2007, even with average equipment prices continuing to decline at an 18 percent annual rate.

The information pegs the WLAN overall equipment market leaders as Cisco and Linksys (a Cisco company), followed by Buffalo, D-Link, Netgear, Symbol Technologies, and a host of others.

The WLAN chip market grew a remarkable 176 percent in 2003 to the $622 million level, in spite of a 40 percent decline in overall average selling prices announced Forward Concepts. The study projects that overall WLAN chip revenues will continue to grow at a 38 percent compound annual rate to the $2.2 billion level in 2007.

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