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Enterprise Wireless LAN market slid 6% during first quarter of ’05

A recently published report from Dell'Oro Group reveals that the enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) market suffered a 6...


May 24, 2005  


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A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group reveals that the enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) market suffered a 6% decline during the first quarter 2005.

Product and strategic transition issues among vendors caused the enterprise WLAN market to decline for the second consecutive quarter,” said Greg Collins, senior director of wireless LAN research at Dell’Oro Group.

“With Cisco announcing the acquisition of Airespace in early January and completing the acquisition in late March, their customer base likely delayed some purchases.

“Moreover, both Nortel and Alcatel transitioned their enterprise WLAN product offerings away from Airespace-based solutions to products based on offerings from Trapeze Networks and Aruba Networks, respectively.

"The consolidation and partnership transitions likely created uncertainty and hence purchase delay among enterprise buyers," he said.