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BYOD Impacts Enterprise Wi-Fi Networks, Plans for Increase of 20% by 2015

15 Dec, 2013

Almost two-third of enterprises surveyed by Infonetics allow their employees to bring their own devices into the enterprise, up from one-half in the previous year's survey, says Fred Donovan for FierceMobileIT.

Here's the latest information according to Donovan:

For the 2013 survey, the research firm polled purchase-decision makers at 162 medium-sized and large businesses in North America about their plans for delivering wireless connectivity in the workplace over the next two years.

"Thanks to the explosion in wireless devices and demand for network access, WLAN is already a $4 billion annual market, and our latest survey shows there's no end in sight to the great big wireless LAN build-out. Organizations tell us they're planning major increases in wireless coverage, growing their access points by more than 20 percent by 2015 to support wireless devices, user mobility and guest access," explains Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.

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Companies are deploying new Wi-Fi technology, such as 802.11ac products, but also upgrading existing 802.11n equipment.

Enterprises surveyed by Infonetics have an average of 9,000 devices on their networks, with that number expected to increase 20 percent by 2015. Mobile devices are forecast to make up half of those devices by then.

According to Infonetics data, Cisco controlled 52.9 percent of the enterprise Wi-Fi gear market in the first quarter of this year. Aruba Networks was in a distant second place with a 10.5 percent market share, followed by HP with 5.4 percent of the market.

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