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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise WLAN solutions outpace the market


At a glance:

  • Fastest growing (100%+) Enterprise WLAN vendor in North America market in Q4/2015
  • Global quarterly growth in revenue doubled the industry market

WLAN OmniAccess launch June2015

The recently released Dell’Oro “Wireless LAN Quarterly Report 4Q15” report reveals that ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, achieved significant year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter growth in Wireless Local Area Networking.

According to the Dell’Oro Group report, ALE was the fastest growing vendor in the key North American market, more than doubling its revenue year-over-year (+100%) here against an overall Enterprise WLAN market that grew less than 1%. Overall for the year, ALE grew in North America at over five times the industry, registering year-over-year revenue growth of 10.9% compared to industry growth of only 2.1%. The market share gains for the quarter and the year are due primarily to strength in sales in the education, transportation, hospitality and healthcare sectors.

ALE also improved its market share globally in the Q4/2015, growing more than twice the rate of the industry. In the quarter, ALE grew 18.9% vs. the overall global market that grew at 7.9% year over year.

ALE’s market-leading enterprise WLAN solutions include the OmniAccess® Wireless LAN switch/controllers, OmniAccess Wireless LAN Access Points and OmniVista® 3600 Air Manager software.

Chris DePuy, Vice President, Dell’Oro Group
“Regionally, North America is still the largest unit market for Enterprise-class WLAN devices,” according to the 4Q15 WLAN Report from Dell'Oro Group, which also states that for the largest North American vertical market, education, “We expect a rebound from actual 2015 levels beginning in 2016 as K-12 schools are essentially required to update their infrastructures.”

Peter Cellarius, Vice President, Business & Corporate Development, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company - “We are pleased to see our longest running Aruba OEM partner outperforming in the WLAN market. Our more than 10 year partnership with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise continues to grow and our joint efforts are pushing the future of enterprise networking. ALE’s WLAN growth performance is helping achieve our business objectives.”

Stephane Robineau, Executive Vice-President, Network Business Division, ALE - “Our strategy is to become a recognized enterprise networking market leader, by enhancing productivity of an increasingly mobile workforce. Unified Access, one of our core technology innovations combining WLAN, LAN and Network Management, delivers a unique user experience anywhere on any device, while simplifying IT. These outstanding sales results and our strong market growth are the latest validation of our strategy.”

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