As more mobile devices become critical business tools, the ability to incorporate them into enterprise infrastructure continues to be a challenge. One of the top concerns is wireless network and cabling solutions. More devices means more traffic and as Wi-Fi becomes a standard feature on every mobile device from smartphones and tablets to iPods, wireless capabilities are crucial.
Businesses have recognized this and according to a report from Dell’Oro Group – a network and telecommunication information provider – the wireless networking market posted record revenue in the third quarter. The numbers are a 19 percent revenue growth over the same period last year. On top of that, eight WLAN vendors reported to having their highest quarterly results.
“Wireless communication is an ever-developing field, and the future holds many possibilities,” reads the report. “However, the Wireless LAN market is faced with a number of issues, from ensuring the security of data transmissions to meeting the demand for Ethernet-like functionality and capacity.”
Chris DePuy, an analyst at Dell’Oro, spoke with the EE Times and explained how this record growth was possible. There are three trends driving the enterprise WLAN industry: devices that are cloud managed, service providers optimizing gadgets and software used to integrate wireless and wired infrastructure. Many vendors are also focusing on marketing efforts to aggressively follow these areas.
Cutting the cord has become popular and it is easy to understand. However, as more businesses seek to bring in mobile devices, auditing current cabling and networking solutions will become a key step to making sure there is no slowdown in deployment. An experienced IT consultant like CTI Technology can not only help with any change but be a resource for scalability down the road.