Cisco, Netgear top wireless networking table

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Cisco, Netgear top wireless networking table

Alex Scroxton

Cisco has retained its position as the largest global wireless networking (WLAN) equipment producer in the last three months of 2010, according to new figures from US-based analyst house In-Stat.

In a quarter that saw shipments up 8.1% sequentially and 10% year-on-year, Cisco made sales of $362m (£221m) while Netgear vaulted the home networking division of entertainment firm Technicolor into second place with sales of $199m.

The top five was rounded out by D-Link and Cisco-owned Linksys, booking sales of $113m and $101m respectively

Cisco also dominated the full-year figures with sales of $1.19bn, up 31% year-on-year. Second placed Netgear made sales of $638m, up 40% while Technicolor slipped down the rankings. D-Link's sales were up a more modest 2% and Linksys sales dropped 6%.

"Although total WLAN shipments and revenues increased in the last year the real story is the movement in the market from a shares perspective," said In-Stat's Brad Shaffer.

"Netgear ... surpassed Technicolor.... We also saw a strong movement by TP-Link and Aruba Networks stealing market share and making a climb in our rankings," he added.


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