Wireless LAN Controller Market Technology,Trends and Industry Analysis & Forecast to 2018-2026
Recently, there have been many attempts to manage the wireless LANs (WLANs) through a Software Defamed Networking (SDN) controller. Previous WLAN management systems manage the wireless access points (WAPs) using dedicated controllers. However, these systems cause the vendor-dependency. They enforce to use controllers and APs from same or third-party vendors. Therefore, the SDN-based WLAN management systems are released to support vendor neutrality. Wireless networking continues to be a growth area, fuelled by device proliferation and a desire to be connected anytime, anywhere using any device. Independent analyst’s point to more Controller based solutions being sold over standalone AP deployments, as IT departments deal with an increase in wireless management challenges that are best served with a centralized management platform.
A wireless LAN controller is used in combining access point protocols to manage access points in large through network administrators or network operations centers. The WLAN controller automatically handles the configuration of wireless access points. Driving factors for the WLAN controller market is the increasing number of smart devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, the increasing number of data-intensive applications used in these smart devices and the observed pattern of maximum data usage by the end users when they are stationary such as, in homes, restaurants and workplace.
The typical range of a common 802.11g network with standard equipment is on the order of tens of meters. While sufficient for a typical home, it will be insufficient in a larger structure. To obtain additional range, repeaters or additional access points will have to be purchased. Costs for these items can add up quickly that may hamper wireless LAN controller market.
The wireless LAN controller market is segmented on the basis of, product type, controller type, deployment, application and geographical region. On the basis of product type, the wireless LAN controller market is segmented into standalone controller and integrated controller. On the basis of controller type, the wireless LAN controller market is segmented into cloud based, access point based, virtual controller, and physical controller. Cisco is one example of a wireless manufacturer that offers a Virtual Machine (VM) based wireless controller.
On the basis of deployment, the wireless LAN controller market is segmented into centralized, distributed, and mesh. By application, wireless LAN controller market can be segmented into service providers, enterprises, and large campuses. By geographical region the global wireless LAN controller market is split up into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America. North America is expected to have largest market share during estimated period and is expected to witness significant growth owing to the presence of large manufacturing companies in this region. The region, along with Europe, is one of the developers in adopting new technologies, which is also one of the key factors for the high CAGR in this region.
Acquisitions and Merger, new product introductions, investments, and corporations & developments are the key strategies adopted by Wireless LAN Controller market companies to ensure their growth in the wireless LAN controller market. The key players are Cisco, Zyxel, Fortinet, Huawei, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Aruba Networks), Allied Telesis, Hirschmann, Juniper, Netgear, Samsung, Avaya Corporation, D-Link, ZTE Corporation, Dell, Lancom Systems, Meru Networks, 4ipnet, Ruckus Wireless are some major players in the wireless LAN controller market.