Wireless local area networks (WLANs) have grown faster than
expected even in a difficult economy, according to a report released by
Cahners In-Stat Group.
Overall, the WLAN market will
grow from 3.3 million units shipped in 2000 to 23.6 million units
expected to ship in 2005, the report says. From the point of view of
WLAN vendors, however, there's also some bad news.
That bad news is in the form
of lower prices, particularly for 802.11b products. As a result, vendor
revenues won't grow at the same rate as unit sales, the report
The growth of public WLAN
"hotspots" in airports, hotels, libraries - even coffee shops - portends
revenue from wireless LANs skyrocketing to $868 million by 2006. In
2000, money from WLANs raked in just over $1 million, according to
Allied Business Intelligence.
A new report from Frost & Sullivan, "The Global Market for 5GHz Wireless
Technology," says that the market for fixed wireless equipment alone(2.4
GHz plus 5GHz equipment) will will leap from $0.01 billion in 2001 to
$4.75 billion in 2005.
AIRAYA's focus on best in class wireless bridging solutions for high capacity, low cost deployment by ISP's and enterprises will ensure the company is
positioned to take advantage of both the growth of the market as well as
the increased speed requirements and high margin potential of 5 GHz products in
fixed wireless markets worldwide.