D-Link Holds top Position in Global Market of Wireless LAN Stand-AloneAccess Point Shipment and Placed In Magic Quandrant for Wireless LANInfrastruct

Published March 31st, 2010 - 09:49 GMT

D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, is now positioned among the industry's vendors of Wireless LAN solutions, according to Gartner, Inc., a leading analyst and research firm. In a separate market share report* by Gartner, D-Link also obtained the lead position in worldwide Wireless LAN stand-alone access point unit shipments for mid- and large-size enterprises in 2009.
D-Link is a large, solid WLAN solution provider that has previously held a strong presence in the small- to medium-size business (SMB) sector. In 2009, D-Link successfully held the top spot in the small enterprise market for WLAN stand-alone access point unit shipments with a 37.2% market share, far surpassing its nearest competitor's 21.2%. The most remarkable result is that D-Link also obtained the top position in medium- and large-size enterprise unit shipments with a 26.1% market share in the same report.
D-Link was placed in Gartner's latest published Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure**, which was based on the evaluation of two forms of criteria: "completeness of vision" and "ability to execute." D-Link is positioned in the Niche Players quadrant.
"D-Link has not only solidified a strong lead in the shipment of WLAN stand-alone access points, but has also continued to show its strong growth and leadership in the business solution market year over year," said Harrison Albert, Regional Sales Director at D-Link Middle East.
"We are excited about D-Link being included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure. We believe this is a testament to our continued commitment to delivering a comprehensive, innovative portfolio of wireless LAN solutions as part of our complete end-to-end solutions offering that also includes switching, storage, security and surveillance," Harrison added.
D-Link has been aggressively winning over the business enterprise market, especially this year as IT spending begins to return since last year's economic downturn. To achieve this, D-Link looks to enhance its channel recruiting and training this year to further strengthen its business sales through the company's growing network of value-added resellers, solution providers, distributors and retailers. D-Link also plans to leverage its strength in the switching business, and to look into cross-selling opportunities, such as the integration of IP surveillance to further its footprint in business enterprise market.
*Source: Gartner, Inc., "Market Share: Enterprise Wireless LAN Equipment, Worldwide, 2009", by Christian Canales, 8 March 2010
** Source: Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure (Global)", by Tim Zimmerman, Michael J. King, 12 February 2010
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted February 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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