NETGEAR IS World No.1 in Consumer WLAN ‘Wifi’ DEVICES

NETGEAR®, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, maintains their ranking as the world’s No.1 vendor in Consumer WLAN (wireless local area network) devices.

This is based on International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published Worldwide WLAN 2Q12 Market Share Update, which placed NETGEAR as No.1 with its market share of 21.8 per cent - based on its USD188 million (RM 575 million) quarter-based revenue.

TP-LINK came in second with a market share of 18.9 per cent, followed by Linksys with 10 per cent market share.

Tan Wee Fong, Sales Manager ASEAN at NETGEAR, says, "NETGEAR continues to take the lead in the WLAN (or also referred to as ‘WiFi’) devices market with its disruptive technology that truly benefits our end users.”

“In this digital age of social media and integrated connectivity everywhere, wireless devices play an essential role for people and business to be on top of all their content and interactions.”

“NETGEAR will continue to lead in the transition into the next generation of high-speed Wi-Fi for homes and businesses.”

Significant Worldwide Demand for Wi-Fi Devices

In addition, IDC reports that there has been a major increase in the combined market shares of consumer and enterprise WLAN market with an overall growth of 12.6 per cent year-on-year.

This increase is the result of the growing use of Wi-Fi by service providers to offload cellular data traffic, and that the market is expected to stay vibrant for the foreseeable future.

“We are very pleased to have IDC’s confirmation of NETGEAR’s market leadership in the consumer WLAN sector,” ends Tan.

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