Pioneer of Centralized WLAN Gains Lead Position for WLAN Switch Units Sold
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 19 -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced that it reached another milestone in the enterprise mobility market by selling its 100,000th wireless LAN (WLAN) switch, the most by any vendor in the market. Motorola - through its acquisition of Symbol Technologies - is an innovator and pioneer in the WLAN market with many industry firsts, including the wireless switch. The 100,000th wireless switch was purchased by Belgian retailer Colruyt Group. Motorola also holds the lead position for selling the most WLAN switches in the second quarter this year, according to market research firm Dell'Oro Group.
"Motorola's wireless switch is the foundation for our mobility strategy," said Angelo Van Damme, Network Specialist of Colruyt Group. "The Motorola WLAN allows us to mobilize our operations and staff, providing real-time access to information, and enabling better customer service at our retail stores."
In 2002, Symbol Technologies introduced the market's first modern WLAN switch architecture, a breakthrough that significantly lowers the cost of deploying network infrastructure and simplifies managing, maintaining, securing and upgrading wireless systems.
According to Dell'Oro Group's July 2007 WLAN Forecast Report, the global Enterprise WLAN switch/appliance market is projected to rise from $406 million to $1.2 billion by 2011, reflective of a 25 percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR)(1). Also, according to Dell'Oro Group's 2Q07 WLAN Report, Motorola sold the most Enterprise WLAN switch units, becoming the new market leader with 33 percent market share(2).
"Businesses trust Motorola's enterprise WLAN solutions to mobilize their business-critical applications. Reaching this customer milestone is a testament to our legacy of innovation, and our expertise in deploying enterprise wireless switches," said Sujai Hajela, vice president and general manager of Enterprise WLAN, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions. "With WLAN switching, we enabled the deployment of some of the largest WLAN deployments because the centralized architecture allows for ease-of-deployment, scalability and manageability. Today's customers are demanding mobility services such as voice and location-based services enhanced for business productivity, and these need a secure, scalable and manageable WLAN infrastructure."
Motorola's Enterprise WLAN solutions enable seamless mobility within buildings and across campuses. Products in the Enterprise WLAN portfolio include thin, full-function and mesh access points, wireless switches and radio frequency (RF) switches that can manage up to 3,000 access points.
Enterprise WLAN is part of Motorola's MOTOwi4(TM) portfolio of innovative wireless broadband solutions and services that complement and complete IP networks. Delivering IP coverage to virtually all spaces both indoors and outdoors, the MOTOwi4 portfolio includes fixed broadband, mesh, broadband over powerline, WiMAX and Enterprise WLAN solutions for private and public networks.
To learn more about Motorola's Enterprise WLAN solutions, please visit http://motorola.com/EnterpriseWLAN.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.8 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com/.
(1) Dell'Oro Group July 2007 WLAN Forecast Report
(2) Dell'Oro Group 2Q07 WLAN Report
Source: Motorola, Inc.
CONTACT: Ed Tan of Motorola Enterprise Mobility business,
Web site: http://www.motorola.com/