SPOTLIGHT: In-Stat: WiFi mesh networking faces slowing growth

The WiFi mesh networking equipment market grew more than 100 percent in terms of shipments during 2006 and is expected to have more than 90 percent growth in 2007, according to In-Stat. Strong growth will continue for WiFi mesh access points (APs) for the next several years, as shipments grow more than three-fold between 2006 and 2011, the firm said. Most of that growth however will come between 2006 and 2008, with growth rates rapidly declining starting in 2009 because of business model concerns. Release

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