According to Infonetics Research, the number of organizations deploying voice over wireless LANs (WLAN) will triple over the next two years, from 10% now to 31% in 2007, driven by the growing availability of wireless VoIP handsets and voice-enabling wireless infrastructure. WLAN adoption grows over the next 3 years; Infonetics projects 57% of small, 62% of medium, and 72% of large organizations in North America will use them by 2009. The leading barriers to WLAN adoption are security and privacy.
42% of respondents have a wireless policy that defines how employees can use the WLAN and other wireless technologies. 44% deploy and manage their access points separately, without the use of WLAN switches; this approach declines by 2007, as centralized control architectures gain traction and the number of WLAN switch ports deployed grows significantly.