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Global Wireless Access Point Market 2016-2020

About Wireless Access point

In a wireless network, an AP is a networking hardware device that transmits and receives data. An AP connects users to other users within the network as well as serve as the interconnection point between the WLAN and a fixed wire network. Each AP can serve multiple users within a defined network area. When a person moves beyond the range of one AP, they are inevitably handed over to the next AP. A small WLAN requires a single AP; the number needed increases as a function of the number of network users and the physical size of the network.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global wireless access point market to grow at a CAGR of 7.76% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global wireless access point market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from wireless AP shipments such as gateways/access point, dependent APs, and independent APs.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Wireless Access Point Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Aerohive
  • Cisco Systems
  • HPE
  • Ruckus Wireless
  • Ubiquiti
Other prominent vendors
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Belkin
  • Buffalo Technology
  • D-Link
  • EnGenius
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Netgear
  • Novatel Wireless
  • Samsung
  • TP-LINK Technologies
  • Zebra Technologies
  • ZTE
Market driver
  • Improvement in connectivity infrastructure.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Limitation of WLAN networks to cyber attacks.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Proliferation of Wi-Fi certified products.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Wireless Access Point Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global wireless access point market: Aerohive, Cisco Systems, HPE, Ruckus Wireless, and Ubiquiti.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: Alcatel-Lucent, Belkin, Buffalo Technology, D-Link, EnGenius, Huawei Technologies, Netgear, Novatel Wireless, Samsung, TP-LINK Technologies, Zebra Technologies, and ZTE.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is emergence of 802.11ac Wave 2. The second-generation of the 802.11ac wireless specification is 802.11ac Wave 2. It utilizes MU-MIMO technology, which enables APs to relay information to multiple receivers at a time. This standard supports theoretical maximum wireless speeds of up to 6.9 Gbps and provides backward compatibility with previous 802.11 specifications.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is increase in development of smart cities. Government organizations across the world are investing billions of dollars in the development of smart cities or connected cities. This requires public Wi-Fi networks to offer services such as safety and security, access to education, waste and water management, traffic management, infrastructure management, and healthcare to consumers. The Smart City applications demand a wireless network in order to deal with tough situations like complex meshing in outdoor environments. Public Wi-Fi networks offer inhabitants to access the internet with the help of their smartphone and tablet. It also provides LBS to city planners to gain insight about how its inhabitants live and how a smart city functions, in order to provide better services to people living in smart cities. This, in turn, will create mass demand for wireless APs to be installed in public places.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is latency issues. The internet is the backbone of the IoT devices market. IoT devices require reliable, high-speed internet connectivity to function effectively. Though many countries such as the US, the UK, and Japan have advanced internet infrastructure, other countries lack the basic infrastructure for internet connectivity. In suburban areas and highways, where the quality of the network is usually poor, mobile network operators need to build solutions to offer connectivity to the IoT devices in these areas. This challenge has the highest impact on the consumer segment, as individual consumers cannot have access to high-speed internet everywhere. Low internet speeds and latency (time taken by the data packet to travel between devices in a network) are affecting the adoption of access points and APs among consumers. South Korea has the fastest average download rate at 23 Mbps, followed by Hong Kong at 16.3 Mbps, and Japan at 15 Mbps. So the adoption of wireless APs is expected to be high in these countries. Whereas, in countries with lower internet speeds, the adoption of wireless APs is expected to be slow.

Companies Mentioned

Huawei Technologies, NETGEAR, Novatel Wireless, TP-LINK Technologies, ZTE, Alcatel, Hame Technology, Karma Mobility.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Evolution of wireless AP
      • Table Wi-Fi standards
      • Table Wi-Fi evolution
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global wireless AP market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • ASP of wireless APs 2015-2020
      • Table ASP of wireless APs by segment 2015-2020 ($)
    • Shipments of wireless APs 2015-2020
      • Table Shipments of wireless APs 2015-2020 (in millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by location
    • Global wireless AP market by location
      • Table Global wireless AP market by location 2015 and 2020 (%)
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Global wireless AP market by product
      • Table Global wireless AP market by product 2015 (%)
      • Table Global wireless AP market by product 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Gateways/routers
      • Table Global wireless AP market by gateways/routers 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Dependent AP
      • Table Global wireless AP market by dependent AP 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Independent AP
      • Table Global wireless AP market by independent AP 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by standard
    • Global wireless AP market by standard
      • Table Global wireless AP market by standard 2015 (%)
    • 802.11n
      • Table Global wireless AP market by 802.11n 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • 802.11ac
      • Table Global wireless AP market by 802.11ac 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • 802.11a/b/g
      • Table Global wireless AP market by 802.11a/b/g 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global wireless AP market by end-user
      • Table Global wireless AP market by end-user 2015 (%)
      • Table Global wireless AP market by end-user 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Consumers
      • Table Global wireless AP market by consumers 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Enterprises
      • Table Global wireless AP market by enterprises 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global wireless AP market by geography
      • Table Global wireless AP market by geography 2015 (%)
      • Table Global wireless AP market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Wireless AP market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Wireless AP market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • APAC
      • Table Wireless AP market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Global mobile computing devices market 2015-2020 (billion units)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Aerohive
      • Table Aerohive: Products
    • Cisco Systems
      • Table Cisco Systems: Products
    • HPE
      • Table HPE: Products
    • Ruckus Wireless
      • Table Ruckus Wireless: Products
    • Ubiquiti
      • Table Ubiquiti: Products
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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