WLAN equipment sales up 17% in Q2 2005

Revenue for wireless LAN equipment was flat in Q2 2005 due to seasonality, but was up 17% YTY, In-Stat reports. Total worldwide Wi-Fi revenue for Q2 2005 was $741.3 mln, up from $613 mln in Q2 2004. Quarter over quarter revenue was up by less than 1%. The market is expected to continue its growth in Q3 2005, propelled by back-to-school spending. Wi-Fi unit shipments showed a 14% gain from 2004, boosted by strong sales to business customers. Some established consumer product vendors are starting to see traction in the business segment with business-class, wireless product shipments. Shipments of business-class products represented close to 8% of D-Link’s WLAN products shipments in Q2 2005. Outdoor, die-cast WLAN equipment and managed Access Points (APs) comprised the bulk of D-Link’s shipments to business.