IDC: Worldwide WLAN market ends 2015 on positive note after lukewarm year

IDC said the combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market increased 1.4 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015, although the market declined 0.3 per cent over the full year. The enterprise segment increased 5.9 per cent in the final quarter, an improvement from the sub-5 per cent growth of the previous three quarters. However, in the full year this segment increased by "a tepid 3.7 per cent", less than half the growth recorded in 2014. Consumer WLAN market revenue declined 3.9 per cent in the fourth quarter and by 4.8 per cent in 2015 as a whole. Report