IDC: Worldwide WLAN market shows slowing growth in Q3

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 2.1 per cent year over year in the third quarter of 2015. According to IDC, this is half of what the market experienced throughout 2014, and even slower than the year before. The research company noted that the slowdown is due to the confluence of two factors: a hold on new WLAN projects due to the uncertain short-term trajectory of the global economy and market anticipation of Wave 2 802.11ac products. Regional enterprise WLAN growth varied dramatically in the third quarter, meanwhile. The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region saw a varied performance within its sub-regions in the quarter. While Western Europe grew 2.3 per cent year on year, Central & Eastern Europe declined 13.3 per cent and Middle East & Africa was down 5.4 per cent. Report