According to Carrier WiFi Equipment report by Infonetics Research, Carrier WiFi revenue share is shifting to Asia Pacific and EMEA from North America which has consistently dominated the segment since 2007. The report which tracks WiFi equipment deployed by operators in public spaces for wireless internet access, notes that the revenue for carrier WiFi equipment, including carrier WiFi access points and WiFi hotspot controllers, totaled $338 million in the first half of 2013 (1H13). Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Ruckus, and Alcatel-Lucent are the leading carrier WiFi providers by market share.
“Over the 5 years from 2013 to 2017, operators will spend a cumulative $8.5 billion on carrier WiFi equipment, led by mobile operators using carrier WiFi for data offload,” said Richard Webb, directing analyst for microwave and carrier WiFi at Infonetics Research. “This strong growth will gain additional impetus from the proliferation of small cells with integrated WiFi over the coming years.” Read More $8.5 billion to be spent on carrier WiFi equipment over next five years