WLAN Industrial Networking

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Publish Date: 17 Jun 2024
Code: MD-WLANIND-101
Research Type: Market Data
Pages: 12
WLAN Industrial Networking

Market Data Issue: MD-WLANIND-101 | Published: 17 Jun 2024

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Actionable Benefits

Actionable Benefits

  • Plan production roadmap using projected market data through 2030 for ruggedized industrial Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Access Points (APs).
  • Devise global expansion strategies by referring to breakouts for 10 regions.
  • Validate that Research and Development (R&D) is aligned with market needs with the support of forecasts for the adoption/phasing out rates of different 802.11 protocols in industrial WLAN APs.
  • Gauge the competition or identify potential partners with industrial WLAN AP vendor market shares broken down product type and 802.11 protocol.
Critical Questions Answered

Critical Questions Answered

  • What are the forecast annual shipment volumes and market value for ruggedized industrial WLAN APs through 2030?
  • Which regions have the largest Total Addressable Market (TAM) for industrial WLAN equipment, and which have the highest growth potential?
  • When will the market transition away from 802.11n toward 802.11ax?
  • Why has the adoption of 802.11ac been underwhelming in the industrial WLAN market, and what are the prospects for the latest standard, 802.11be?
  • Who are the industry‚Äôs leading vendors are what are their respective market shares?
Research Highlights

Research Highlights

  • Forecasts through 2030 of ruggedized industrial WLAN equipment shipments by 802.11 protocol and destination market.
  • Total Addressable Market (TAM) projections for the industrial WLAN market.
  • Detailed data on the demand for all major 802.11 standards, including 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ax, and 802.11be.
  • Regional granularity is provided with tracking and projections broken down into 10 distinct regions.
  • Visibility into the competitive positioning of all market leading industrial WLAN equipment vendors, with shipments by 802.11 Wi-Fi standard between the years 2020 and 2023.
Who Should Read This?

Who Should Read This?

  • Product managers and decision makers at industrial 802.11 equipment vendors seeking to grasp the latest industry trends and understand how future advancements in WLAN will impact the market.
  • Business development and marketing professionals at industrial 802.11 equipment vendors wanting to identify target markets and monetization strategies.
  • Managers or engineers within system integrators who need to understand the latest industry developments.
  • Decision makers within industrial organizations aiming to brief themselves on the market and understand how 802.11 can transform their operations.

Pivot Table Datasets

WLAN Industrial Network Shipments
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Tables

  1. Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point Shipments, World Markets: 2023 to 2030
  2. Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point Revenue, World Markets: 2023 to 2030
  3. Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point Shipments by Protocol (AP Functionality Only), World Markets: 2023 to 2030
  4. Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point with Client Functionality Shipments by Protocol, World Markets: 2023 to 2030
  5. Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point Shipments by Spectrum Compatibility (AP Functionality Only), World Markets: 2023 to 2030
  6. Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Points with Client Functionality Shipments by Spectrum Compatibility, World Markets: 2023 to 2030
  7. Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point Shipments by Region (AP Functionality Only), World Markets: 2023 to 2030
  8. Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point with Client Functionality Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2023 to 2030
  9. Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point Shipments by Vendor, World Markets: 2020 to 2023
  10. Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point with Client Functionality Shipments by Vendor, World Markets: 2020 to 2023
  11. 802.11n Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point Shipments by Vendor, World Markets: 2020 to 2023
  12. 802.11ac Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point Shipments by Vendor, World Markets: 2020 to 2023
  13. 802.11ax Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point Shipments by Vendor, World Markets: 2020 to 2023
  14. 802.11n Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point with Client Functionality Shipments by Vendor, World Markets: 2020 to 2023
  15. 802.11ac Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point with Client Functionality Shipments by Vendor, World Markets: 2020 to 2023
  16. 802.11ax Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point with Client Functionality Shipments by Vendor, World Markets: 2020 to 2023

Definitions

1) Technology Definitions:

  • Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point: Ruggedized industrial Access Points (APs) have been engineered for operation in harsh and complex environments, and can withstand extreme temperature variations (i.e., -40ºC to 75ºC) and environmental hazards such as water, dust, or fire (certified by Ingress Protection (IP) ratings and industry certifications such as U.S. Hazardous Location (HAZLOC Class 1 Division 2 or ATEX Zone 2). They are also typically highly optimized for their target application, whether that be for mounting on DIN rails within industrial manufacturing facilities, or for alongside the trackside of locomotives.
  • Ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Point/Client: This subset of ruggedized Industrial WLAN Access Points have dual functionality, with the ability to act as either an AP or client within the network. This allows for greater flexibility for hardware that has been installed onto industrial equipment, such as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) within OT (Operational Technology) networks.
  • 802.11n: First introduced back in 2008, and retroactively classified as Wi-Fi 4 by the Wi-Fi Alliance, this standard is still the predominant standard in industrial WLAN networking, despite having been phased out of enterprise networks many years ago.
  • 802.11ac: This standard, commonly known as Wi-Fi 5, was officially certified in 2013, with a wave 2 certification following in 2016. The new capabilities 802.11ac introduced were primarily orientated toward improving the possible throughput, with little advancements in terms of latency and reliability. For this reason, 802.11ac has only been adopted for select, high-throughput demanding applications within OT.
  • 802.11ax: Released in 2018, 802.11ax has many features that are highly valuable for the high reliability demands of OT networks, including Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Access (OFDMA), as well as for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), such as Target Wake Time (TWT). Standard 802.11ax, also known as Wi-Fi 6, supports the 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) and 5 GHz bands only, whereas the updated Wi-Fi 6E standard also has compatibility with the newly released 6 GHz spectrum.
  • 802.11be: This is the latest standard that was finalized by the Wi-Fi Alliance as Wi-Fi 7 in early 2024. New features include Multi-Link Operation (MLO), 4K Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM), support for 320 Megahertz (MHz) channels, and 16x16 Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO). Most in the industry agree that most new features of 802.11be are more relevant for the client than for the AP. 802.11be also supports the 6 GHz spectrum, although versions of the equipment are available that support only the legacy 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.
  • 802.11bn: Scheduled for certification in 2027/2028, 802.11bn (Wi-Fi 8) is focused on delivering “ultra-high reliability,” and has provisional features, including multi-AP coordination, distributed MLO, and Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ). Adoption of the standard is forecast to pick up toward the end of this decade.

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