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WLAN Market 2012: Wireless Local Area Network Market Study & Business Overview

Wireless systems are evolving towards the development of broadband applications, including multimedia services in a way to compete with wired LAN systems. It is expected that users will eventually demand the development of new applications with broadband access and bit rates higher that 2 Mbps, including broadband WLANs, multimedia, and interactive broadcasts in a global environment based on terrestrial and satellite systems.

This necessity will give rise to a fourth generation systems however the scarcity of available spectrum will pose serious obstacle to the development.

The WLAN Industry currently stands at 23.6 Billion $ and expected to grow 65 Billion $ by 2015.

The market is widely dominated by leaders like Cisco, HP, Nortel where majority of market share is owned, small and new entries to the industry focus on Innovation and Pricing as their business strategy.

This research evaluates the WLAN market in 2012 and analyzes the future prospects, players, and key issues such as security.


  • WLAN infrastructure providers
  • Broadband services providers
  • Data management companies
  • Application developers

General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.

1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Wireless Local Area Network (Wlan)
2.1 Wireless Local Area Network (Overview)
2.2 Types And Components Of Wlan
3.0 Wlan Standards
3.1 Ieee 802.11 Standard Family
3.2 Current Technology In Wlan
3.3 Future Technology In Wlan
3.4 Current Challenges In Wlan
4.0 Wlan Current Trends
4.1 New Developments
4.2 Growth Factors
5.0 Wlan Market Overview
5.1 Wlan Market
5.2 Market Players
5.3 Market Share
5.4 Market Future Prespective
6.0 Deploying Wlan
6.1 Advantages & Disadvantages
6.2 Security Tips
7.0 Conclusion

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