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SOURCE Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
Increased Demand for Smart Wi-Fi Gear Reflects Growing Need for Higher Capacity, Carrier-Quality Wireless Networks
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that, in the new 4Q12 Wireless LAN Report published by Dell'Oro Group, the company posted the strongest growth among all wireless vendors of 74% year over year in worldwide total manufacturer revenue for enterprise and outdoor wireless LANs from 2011 to 2012.
According to the Report, the total market revenues for enterprise and outdoor wireless LANs topped $3.7B (USD), up 23% year over year. Compared to all wireless suppliers within the global market for enterprise and outdoor wireless LAN (WLAN) products, Ruckus realized the largest gain in market share (101%) from 2011 to 2012 relative to units shipped worldwide.
The Dell'Oro report noted that in 2012, the top two wireless LAN vertical markets were education, constituting 24% of the market, and service provider, which made up 14% of the market. 4Q12 revenues for the service provider vertical hit a record $109M (USD), more than double the revenues of 4Q11. According to the report, Ruckus garnered #2 market share position in the service provider Wi-Fi segment with a 17.0% share of the market by revenue and a 20.6% share by unit shipment in the year 2012.
"Our strong showing in the 2012 Dell'Oro report reflects the global appetite for more mobile connectivity and capacity to address the data traffic tsunami hitting enterprise and service provider networks alike," said Robert Mustarde, VP of Marketing for Ruckus Wireless.
Smart Wi-Fi Trending Up in North America, Europe and Asia
According to the Dell'Oro Report, in the North American WLAN market, Ruckus realized strong growth in shipments of both its indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi equipment, seeing market share growth from 2011 to 2012 of 72% and 64%, respectively.
In Europe, Ruckus saw its enterprise WLAN market share for unit shipments of indoor Wi-Fi products increase 67% from 2011 to 2012. And in Asia Pacific, Ruckus WLAN market share for enterprise indoor product shipments increased approximately 40% from 2011 to 2012.
ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. With 2012 revenues of $214.7 million, the company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has more than 21,700 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, ensuring consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.
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