Europe Enterprise WLAN Market size crossed USD 3 billion in 2020 and is predicted to expand at a CAGR of 15% from 2021 to 2027. The growing demand for wireless devices is driving the market revenue.
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The Europe market growth is further attributed to the growing demand for high-speed internet and wireless technologies. The introduction of new wireless technology - Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, is expected to positively impact the enterprise WLAN market demand in Europe. Moreover, government organizations in European countries, such as the UK, Germany, France. etc., are promoting free Wi-Fi connectivity for their citizens in public places, such as health centers, museums, public buildings, and others, through WiFi4EU. WiFi4EU is an initiative that supports the implementation of Wi-Fi equipment in every European village and city.
The wireless access points segment accounted over 30% market share in 2020, due to the growing adoption of Wi-Fi solutions and increasing industrialization. Business enterprises in the region are focusing on implementing advanced technological applications to attract customers in a more innovative way, increasing the demand for high-quality wireless network connectivity across verticals. Additionally, the growing adoption of cloud computing is boosting the demand for wireless access points. Many business enterprises are inclining toward cloud computing due to its cost saving and advanced features.
The major market players are working on developing advanced access point solutions for their customers. For instance, in August 2021, Extreme Networks launched its first Wi-Fi 6E access point dubbed AP4000. The unit delivers an aggregate data rate of up to 3.9 Gbps using one 2x2 for each of the 2.4 GHz, 5GHz & 6GHz bands.
The large enterprises segment dominated around55% Europe enterprise WLAN market share in 2020, owing to the growing demand for wireless technologies and growing need to transform the digital infrastructure of organizations. Large enterprises are adopting WLAN solutions to expand coverage throughout the enterprise, resolving security, design & implementation issues, management, and scalability issues of the organizations. Various companies are providing advanced and ultra 5G wideband capabilities for indoor & outdoor facilities to customize 5G experiences.
In 2020, the IT & telecom application segment held more than 20% share in the Europe enterprise WLAN market, credited to the growing demand for effective wireless standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G technology. The integration of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G has offered telecom operators a new way to optimize traffic across networks. The adoption of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G technologies offers several benefits to telecom operators such as potential revenue opportunities, enabling the efficient use of resources, enhancing customer experiences, and others. Moreover, Wi-Fi 6 improves the signal strength to support IoT deployment and reduce the overflow of resources in an IT infrastructure.
The UK enterprise WLAN market will exceed USD 1 billion revenue by 2027, driven by the growth of enterprise network infrastructure and industry-wide demand for reliable internet access. The UK government is focusing on promoting efficient competition and investment in digital networks. For instance, in June 2020, the UK government invested USD 5.59 billion in the UK broadband. The objective behind the investment is to create 40,000 job opportunities and ensure that every home can access a gigabit-capable broadband service by the end of 2025.
Some of the leading companies operating in the Europe enterprise WLAN market include ADTRAN, Inc., Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Aruba Networks, Boingo Wireless, Inc., Cambium Networks, CommScope, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Extreme Networks, Dell Technologies, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Juniper Networks, and Netgear, Inc.
Companies are focusing on expanding their product offerings in the region. For instance, in August 2020, Juniper Networks expands its Wi-Fi 6 portfolio by adding Mist AI-powered Wi-Fi 6-enabled access points to deliver cost-effective connectivity products for smaller businesses and remote workers. This expansion helped the company to strengthen its WLAN portfolio.