Gigabit Wi-Fi Access Point Market

Gigabit Wi-Fi Access Point Market: Demand from Industrial Sector to Increase Owing to Growing Prominence of IoT: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016) & Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2027)

  • 2018-03-19
  • REP-GB-1351
  • 302 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Gigabit Wi Fi Access Point Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Gigabit Wi Fi Access Point market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Gigabit Wi Fi Access Point market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

The growing penetration of technological devices across the globe has triggered the use of advanced electronic equipment. Proliferating government ingenuities to promote industrialisation and digitalisation in developing economies is the regional development opportunity for the gigabit Wi-Fi access point market. The speedy rise in data traffic in several emerging economies such as India is the optimistic opportunity for internet service providers and device providers to extract business prospects from such nations.

For instance, the Government of India launched the Digital India Program. Under this programme, the governments of respective regions are aiming to supply internet access across the whole country, and are trying to connect around 600,000 rural citizens to try and bridge the digital gap between cities and villages. Hence, the business opportunity for telecom players is very high in these emerging economies to develop gigabit access point infrastructure under the government initiative.

Commercial and industrial sectors to extensively implement gigabit Wi-Fi access points

The commercial/industrial sector largely employs the internet for exchanging data, to carry out several business procedures, and for other different tasks. Wireless access points assist organisations to benefit from the high-speed internet to conduct various day-to-day business activities such as cloud business and BYOD. For instance, Cisco System Inc. offers various items such as SMB access points and Cisco Aironet access points for industrial/commercial applications. In the recent past, the wireless communication industry has observed a relatively high rate of development with technologies such as 5G, 4G, and LTE, and has evolved with more complex modulation techniques and wider signal bandwidth for higher data rate. Moreover, the number of subscribers has increased significantly. Players in the wireless communication industry are presently focussing on deploying enhanced technologies in crowded areas for efficient transmission of data. Henceforth, the market for gigabit Wi-Fi access point is anticipated to progress with such advancements in technology. As result, the deployment of gigabit Wi-Fi access points is expected to rise in the commercial and industrial sectors in the coming years.

Residential sector to gear up in the game

Residents use internet services for various purposes such as VoIP, remote education, smart home applications, interactive gaming, and others. Consequently, to access better internet speed, wireless access point devices are being deployed in the residential sector. Various companies such as Netgear Inc. and TP-Link Technologies Co, Ltd, offer a variety of solutions such as NETGEAR AC WiFi Business Access Point (WAC510-100NAS) and TP-Link AC1200 Wireless Wi-Fi Access Point Dual Band (EAP225) for wireless access points, especially for residential usage.

Because of the burgeoning need for being connected over the web, internet penetration is growing across the globe. With increase in the number of internet users, the demand for better bandwidth internet is expected to increase, which is expected to push the growth of the gigabit Wi-Fi access point market in the forthcoming years. With further increase in internet users the demand related infrastructure is projected to increase and thus positively influence demand in the gigabit Wi-Fi access point market. This has further resulted in a rise in the adoption of gigabit Wi-Fi access points in the residential sector as well.

Global Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) Sector Outlook

The global digital ecosystem has been continuously evolving over the last few years. The worldwide ICT sector has witnessed some key disruptions of late and governments of various economies are devising and implementing smart and inclusive regulations to govern sector penetration and facilitate technology connectivity to all parts of the world. Even as the world of technology prepares for a massive revolution with unimaginable advancements powered by machine intelligence, here are some of the key drifts presently trending the global ICT sector:

  • Mobile as the new internet accessibility engine: Currently, about three-fourths of internet usage is through mobile phones, with an increasing usage witnessed in low-income and middle-income countries. Yet, over half the world’s population is bereft of mobile broadband internet services. Mobile data providers have accepted this challenge and are targeting niche, unpenetrated markets with high-speed connectivity offerings to increase their customer base.

  • Cloud computing to shoot beyond the sky: Cloud is a potent catalyst in all technological advances of the 21st Cloud is transforming the way enterprises handle big data, and ICT companies are looking to deploy new mechanisms and tools to “speak to data” and acquire the relevant information capable of impacting cross sector business growth.

  • Swifter integration of networks and technologies: ICT will continue to disrupt industries and with an increasing shift in focus towards cross-functional platforms that integrate networks, devices, and technologies, a structured integration of communication applications and protocols is fueling new service offerings.

  • An app-led technology universe: If mobile is at the heart of the ICT revolution, mobile apps are the arteries that pump in the necessary innovation for survival. The rise of start-ups offering a plethora of mobile apps is set to revolutionize the entire paradigm of the global ICT sector.

  • Cyber readiness is the norm: A rapid digitalization has also upped the risk of cybercrimes and cyber-attacks. Mobile companies are working to build secure ICT servers and networks and cyber readiness is of paramount importance today while introducing new products and services in the global market.

Research Methodology

FMI utilizes robust methodology and approach to arrive at market size and related projections. The research methodology for this report is based on 3 dimensional model. We conduct about 45-60 min duration detailed interviews with product manufacturers; apart from this we also collect market feedback from industry experts. To validate this data, we interact with senior panel members having more than 10 years of experience in relevant field. The panel members help in validating the findings and fill the gaps if any.  In addition, we leverage on our existing pool of information, paid database and other valid information sources available in public domain. Usually industry interactions extend to more than 50+ interviews from market participants across the value chain.

Data Collection

FMI collects data from secondary sources including company annual reports, association publications, industry presentations, white papers, and company press releases apart from these we leverage over paid database subscriptions and industry magazines to collect market information and developments in exhaustive manner. After being done with desk research, detailed questionnaire and discussion guide is formulated to initiate primary research with key industry personnel; the discussion aims at collecting key insights, growth perspectives, prevalent market trends and quantitative insights including market size and competition developments. Both of these research approaches help us in arriving at base year numbers and market hypothesis.

Data Validation

In this phase, FMI validates the data using macro and micro economic factors. For instance, growth in electricity consumption, industry value added, other industry factors, economic performance, growth of top players and sector performance is closely studied to arrive at precise estimates and refine anomalies if any.

Data Analysis and Projection

Data analysis and projections were made based on proprietary research frameworks and statistical analysis, which was further validated from industry participants. These frameworks include Y-o-Y growth projections, macro-economic factor performance, market attractiveness analysis, key financial ratios, and others.

For public companies we capture the data from company website, annual reports, funding presentations, paid databases. While for privately held companies, we try to gather information from the paid databases (like Factiva) and based on the information we gather from databases we estimate revenue for the companies. In addition, the team tries to establish primary contact with the companies in order to validate the assumptions or to gather quality inputs.

Standard Report Structure

  • Executive Summary

  • Market Definition

  • Macro-economic analysis

  • Parent Market Analysis

  • Market Overview

  • Forecast Factors

  • Segmental Analysis and Forecast

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competition Analysis

Market Taxonomy

Maximum Data Delivery Rate

End User



  • Less than 868 Mbps

  • 868 to 1300 Mbps

  • More than 1300 Mbps

  • Residential

  • Commercial/Industrial

    • Retail

    • Education

    • Manufacturing

    • Hospitality

    • Healthcare

    • Others

  • Wireless Access Points

    • Indoor

    • Outdoor

    • Special-purpose

  • Wireless LAN Controllers

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

  • APEJ

  • Japan

  • MEA

 Report Methodology

The analysts of the global gigabit Wi-Fi access points market have done an extensive price analysis. The analyst team has gauged the number of Wi-Fi units that have been sold across the globe and have come up with the average prices for each region.

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