GIGABIT WI-FI LANDS
Enterprise WLAN vendors are introducing aggressively priced 802.11ac access points, and more and more dongles and mobile devices have this newest version of Wi-Fi. IDC says about 249,000 11ac enterprise-class access points shipped in 2013, with revenues of about $130 million. “That’s barely a dent in the market,” says Nolan Greene, IDC research analyst. The dent will be much bigger in 2014: IDC forecasts 1.6 million units, and about $700 million in revenues.