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Enterprise WLAN Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Component (Hardware, Software, and Services), By Organization Size (Small & Medium Enterprise and Large Enterprises), By Industry (BFSI, IT & Telecommunication, Healthcare, Retail, Government, Hospitality, Education, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Last Updated: May 24, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI106388



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The global enterprise WLAN market size was valued at USD 7.05 billion in 2023. The market is projected to be worth USD 7.42 billion in 2024 and reach USD 12.17 billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period.

In the scope of the study, we have included key players such as CommScope Holding Company, Inc., D-Link Corporation, Dell Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., and others. These players offer products and solutions such as indoor AirEngine 8760-X1-PRO Access Points ap, AirEngine 6700R Series Outdoor access points, and others, by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Also, Wi-Fi 6 products include Wi-Fi Routers, M15 AX1500 Mesh Router by D-Link Corporation, Secure Wireless LAN, FAP-831F, FAP-431F, FAP-433F, FAP-432F indoor and outdoor wireless access points offered by Fortinet, Inc. These enterprise WLAN products are widely used for high-speed internet connectivity.

Enterprise WLAN is a network of wireless distribution that connects multiple devices to the internet and facilitates access to public and private cloud services. The rising adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and the emerging trend of bringing your own devices (BYOD), drive the Enterprise WLAN solutions growth. According to Forbes, the companies in the U.K. with BYOD are around 60% from the finance and insurance companies. Also, the surge in demand for broadband connectivity and the increase in internet usage across enterprises around the globe drive the market growth. According to the OECD, between June 2020 and June 2023, the number of fiber subscribers increased by 56%, while the number of wireless subscribers increased by 64%.

Increasing demand for network devices such as controllers, gateways, routers, switches, and others also drives the Enterprise WLAN solutions growth.

The global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and staggering, with witnessing a negative impact on demand across all regions amid the pandemic. The sudden rise in CAGR is attributable to the market’s growth and demand returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over.

Enterprise WLAN Market Trends

Growing Demand for Wireless Broadband and Wi-Fi Connectivity to be an Emerging Market Trend

The demand for Wi-Fi connectivity is rapidly growing among businesses and consumer enterprises around the globe. According to the Wi-Fi Organizations, the global economic value of Wi-Fi connections reached USD 3,244 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach around USD 4,348 billion by 2025. WLAN connects local internet connection via wireless devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and printers using a wireless radio Wi-Fi signal.

Wi-Fi connections using WLAN devices are cutting-edge technology enabling enterprises to achieve fast internet speed.  Several leading players are developing advanced technologies based on networking products such as RFID, Wi-Fi, and others. For instance,

• In July 2023, EnGenius Technologies Inc., a provider of cutting-edge connectivity solutions, announced the Cloud WiFi 7 series to enterprise customers. It is powered by the networking Qualcomm Pro 1220 platform. This cloud-managed Wi-Fi 7 Wireless Access Point is developed for enterprise-level surroundings and is the first launch in the series.

• In January 2022, D-Link, a player in connectivity and networking technologies, introduced new Wi-Fi 6 access points, DAPX2850 and DAPX2850, which are developed for continuous and smoother Wi-Fi experience for bandwidth-intensive applications, especially in high-density network environments.

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Enterprise WLAN Market Growth Factors

Increasing Adoption of Cloud-based Managed Services to Drive Market Growth

The market size is growing with the increasing adoption of cloud-based managed services and rising demand for IoT devices around enterprises. Cloud-managed platforms assist organizations in facilitating higher speed by deploying radio frequency (RF) based solutions.  Several leading players are developing cloud platforms to manage the internet and Wi-Fi connections around the globe. For instance,

• In September 2021, Coopeguanacaste, R.L., an internet service provider, launched the ‘Zii Wi-Fi program’ with Sutel, the telecommunications regulator. The service was part of a USD 69 million development program intended to install access points across 515 public places in Costa Rica, the U.S.

The market is further driven by increasing investment in wireless technology and a surge in the sale of smart IoT and connected devices. According to the latest IoT Analytics report, State of the Internet of Things in Spring 2023, the number of worldwide IoT networks increased by 18.0% in 2022 to 14.3 billion live IoT endpoints. This factor creates a more robust demand for enterprise WLAN products and solutions for the sector that depends on internet network connections.


Lack of Standardization in WLAN Technology with Portability and Deployment Issues to Hamper Market Growth

The players in the market are struggling to meet the standardizations of Wi-Fi technology-based access point networks. A wireless enterprise LAN deployment does not end unless and until it provides access to the internet connections. The network consists of handling and deploying access points in the required locations. The access points' locations depend on the single device with the specific area network coverage. Also, the lack of standardized instruments by different vendors and the issue related to network trafficking bottlenecks hinder the market growth. The WLAN network’s antenna is installed in open space for gaining access points. The network coverage faces several RF obstacles such as ceilings, walls, and furniture.

Lack of standardization in WLAN technology with portability and deployment issues might hinder the market growth.

Enterprise WLAN Market Segmentation Analysis

By Component Analysis

Rising Demand for Advanced Wireless Networking Equipment to Aid in Growth of Hardware Segment

Based on the component, the market is divided into hardware, software, and services.  Among these in 2023, hardware is expected to hold the largest market share due to the increasing demand for controllers, gateways, routers, and others. WLAN hardware products are used for high-speed internet connectivity in the specified coverage area.

Further, hardware is subdivided into wireless access points, access point antenna, wireless LAN controller, multigigabit switches, wireless location appliances, and others. Several leading players are developing advanced wireless access point hardware products to cater to requests from industries. For instance,

  • In November 2023, MediaTek introduced new Filogic 360 and Filogic 860 solutions to its Wi-Fi 7 platform. These second-generation additions aim to extend MediaTek's cutting-edge product platform, which uses the most recent technology developments in connectivity and achieves peak performance and reliability at all times.

Further, the software is divided into WLAN security, WLAN analytics, WLAN management, and others. The software segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing adoption and developments of cloud-based software solutions for better internet connectivity have propelled the market growth for software and services.

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By Organization Size Analysis

Rising Number of Small & Medium Size Enterprises to Support Market Growth 

Based on the organization size, the market is divided into small & medium enterprises and large enterprises. Small & medium enterprises is expected to grow at the highest growth rate during the forecast period. This is primarily attributed to the increasing number of start-ups and the surge of emerging digital service providers. For instance, as of 2020, the U.S. has more than 63,703 IT and digital service small and medium-scale start-ups.

The large enterprises led the largest market share in 2023. Also, large enterprises are adopting advanced WLAN solutions for fast internet connectivity. Players in the market are developing customized WLAN solutions to meet the wireless connectivity demand from large enterprises. For instance,

  • In October 2021, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. launched radio frequency-based filter technology ultraBAW that enables both Wi-Fi and 5G solutions to access spectrum up to 7 GHz.

By Industry Analysis

Increasing Investments from IT &Telecommunications and Healthcare, Benefit Market Growth

Based on industry, the market is divided into BFSI, IT & Telecommunication, healthcare, retail, government, hospitality, education, and others.

Among these, IT & Telecommunication held the largest market share in 2023 during the forecast period. Growing IT and telecommunication spending around the globe with the surge in digitalization is expected to drive market growth. According to Gartner, Inc., global IT spending reached USD 3.75 Trillion and is projected to reach USD 4.1 trillion by 2021 with an annual growth rate of 8.4%.

Healthcare is expected to grow with the highest growth rate, owing to the rising adoption of Wi-Fi technologies in hospitals and healthcare centers. The WLAN provides well-defined healthcare organizations with configured, controlled, monitored, and managed features of hospitals' operations.


Geographically, the market is segmented across five major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.

North America Enterprise WLAN Market Size, 2019-2032 (USD Billion)

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North America held the largest market share in 2023. This is primarily attributed to increasing investment and expansion of product portfolio in wireless Wi-Fi technologies with the presence of leading players such as Netgear Inc., Verizon, Fortinet, Inc., and others. For instance,

  • In March 2024, CommScope, a player in the field of network connectivity, announced plans to expand the production of its fiber optic connectivity portfolio. The expansion of production helps to address the expected rise in demand for Build America Buy America (BABA) compliant products assembled and manufactured in the United States.

  • In February 2021, Verizon Telecommunication Company in the U.S. spent around USD 45 billion to acquire Charter Communications.

Such considerable investments in the wireless technology infrastructure have boosted the demand for commercial WLAN.

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Asia Pacific is expected to develop with the highest growth rate during the forecast period. This market saw noteworthy growth in all major countries, including China, India, Japan, and others. The market size is driven by the growing adoption of wireless technologies and rising investment by the leading telecom companies. According to the GSMA Intelligence Report in November 2020, Mobile operator companies in the Asia Pacific region plan to invest more than USD 400 billion during the forecast period 2020 to 2025. It requires wireless local area networking WLAN for internet connectivity in this region.

Europe is projected to develop at a substantial growth rate during the forecast period. In Europe, countries such as Germany, the U.K., Italy, France, and others, are expected to grow at a significant CAGR. In addition, several leading players and government authorities across the region are investing in adopting Wi-Fi and wireless connectivity in central and Eastern Europe. For instance, the European Commission allocated the budget through the WiFi4EU initiative to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity in public spaces across Europe. The WiFi4EU initiative budget includes the funding of USD 138 million for the period of 2018 to 2020. Such investment and European government initiatives have propelled the enterprise WLAN market growth. 

The Middle East and Africa enterprise WLAN market is expected to grow steadily during the forecast period. This is primarily owing to a surge in the adoption of broadband and Wi-Fi-based wireless connectivity products. South America is growing at a moderate pace with a surge in adopting strategic collaborations and partnerships by the leading players. For instance,

In October 2019, Viasat Inc. American Communication Company collaborated with UBIX. Networks to provide high-speed WLAN connectivity in remote locations across Mexico for education institutes. The company’s collaboration aims to provide wireless connectivity for educational institutes and rural schools as part of market expansion.

List of Key Companies in Enterprise WLAN Market

Key Players to Develop Effective Analytics Solutions to Satisfy Rising Demand of Consumers

Companies operating in the market such as CommScope Holding Company, Inc., D-Link Corporation, Dell Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., Juniper Networks, Inc., LANCOM Systems GmbH, Extreme Networks, Inc., Fortinet, Inc., New H3C Technologies Co., Ltd. and others, are focused on developing and offering efficient Enterprise WLAN solutions. Also, the high competition in the market is forcing service providers to focus on acquisition strategies to strengthen their positions.

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  • January 2024 – Extreme Networks Inc. launched two of the latest solutions to help extremely dispersed enterprise organizations increase security and network connectivity. To support latency-sensitive applications, high bandwidth, and IoT devices, the AP5020 is the latest Wi-Fi 7 Universal Access Point. It functions in the six GHz band and is developed to support a more efficient way for businesses to manage and modernize their operations.

  • January 2023 – CommScope, a player in household networks, announced its entrance into the retail market of Wi-Fi 7 with the introduction of the SURFboard G54 DOCSIS 3.1 quad-band Wi-Fi 7 cable router/modem. Significant improvements, including the upgraded WiFI 7 expertise and support for multigigabit Internet performance plans, are provided by the flagship SURFboard G54.

  • March 2022 – New WindowRazen, a player in bioenergy solutions, selected Juniper Networks, a player in secure AI-driven networks, and NEC Corporation, a network and IT transformation services provider. This collaboration aims to develop and deploy an advanced new Wi-Fi network for its office in Brazil and workplaces in Piracicaba.

  • September 2021 – D-Link Corporation launched advanced outdoor industrial access points 3650AP DIS AC1200 and indoor industrial access point DIS-2650AP. These products are based on advanced technologies to drive business growth through innovation. This launch accelerated the company’s access point solutions product portfolio to improve operational efficiency in the industry.

  • October 2021 – Networks, Inc., launched integrated Novant Health, a three-state network of outpatient centers, physician clinics, and hospitals. It is the first enterprise-grade WLAN Wi-Fi solution for customers to deliver high-speed internet connections. The Extreme AP4000 access point (AP) Wi-Fi investment allowed Novant Health to deliver a Wi-Fi-based internet connection throughout its facilities for medical devices and healthcare applications.


The global enterprise WLAN market research report provides an in-depth analysis of the market. It focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, product Industry, and leading product applications. Besides this, the report offers insights into the market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the factors mentioned above, the report encompasses several key factors that have contributed to the market's growth over recent years.

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Growth Rate of 6.4% from 2024 to 2032


By Component

  • Hardware

    • Wireless Access Points

    • Access Point Antennae

    • Wireless LAN Controller

    • Multigigabit Switches

    • Wireless Location Appliance

    • Others

  • Software

    • WLAN Security

    • WLAN Analytics

    • WLAN Management

    • Others

  • Services

By Organization Size

  • Small & Medium Enterprise

  • Large Enterprise

By Industry

  • BFSI

  • IT & Telecommunication

  • Healthcare

  • Retail

  • Government

  • Hospitality

  • Education

  • Others

By Region

  • North America (Component; Organization Size; Industry and Country)

    • U.S. (By Component)

    • Canada (By Component)

    • Mexico (By Component)

  • South America (Component; Organization Size; Industry and Country)

    • Brazil (By Component)

    • Argentina (By Component)

    • Rest of South America

  • Europe (Component; Organization Size; Industry and Country)

    • U.K. (By Component)

    • Germany (By Component)

    • France (By Component)

    • Italy (By Component)

    • Spain (By Component)

    • Russia (By Component)

    • Benelux (By Component)

    • Nordics (By Component)

    • Rest of Europe

  • Middle East & Africa (Component; Organization Size; Industry and Country)

    • Turkey (By Component)

    • Israel (By Component)

    • GCC (By Component)

    • South Africa (By Component)

    • North Africa (By Component)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

  • Asia Pacific (Component; Organization Size; Industry and Country)

    • China (By Component)

    • India (By Component)

    • Japan (By Component)

    • South Korea (By Component)

    • ASEAN (By Component)

    • Oceania (By Component)

  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Frequently Asked Questions

The market is projected to reach USD 12.17 billion by 2032.

In 2023, the market stood at USD 7.05 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% over the forecast period (2024-2032).

By Industry, IT & Telecommunications led the market in 2023.

Increasing adoption of cloud-based managed services to drive market growth.

The top players in the market are CommScope Holding Company, Inc., D-Link Corporation, Dell Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., Juniper Networks, Inc., LANCOM Systems GmbH, Extreme Networks, Inc., Fortinet, Inc., New H3C Technologies Co., Ltd., and others.

In 2023, North America held the largest market share.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast period.

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