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802.11ac Wave 2 Market Snapshot (2022 to 2032)

The global 802.11ac Wave 2 market is expected to be valued at US$ 1,367.70 Million in 2022. The overall demand for 802.11ac Wave 2 is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.70% between 2022 and 2032, totaling around US$ 2,879.10 Million by 2032.

Data Points Key Statistics
802.11ac Wave 2 Market Value 2022 US$ 1,367.70 Million
802.11ac Wave 2 Market Projected Value (2032) US$ 2,879.10 Million
802.11ac Wave 2 Market CAGR (2022 to 2032) 7.70%

The exciting characteristics of the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard are expected to open up new possibilities in the Wi-Fi arena. While it may take some time for this second wave of products to demonstrate their entire potential, the advantages will undoubtedly be evident. Various organizations are closely monitoring the potential value and effect of devices that implement the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, and Wave 2 is likely to be considered in their future technological plans.

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802.11ac Wave 2 Demand Analysis (2017 to 2021) Vs Market Outlook (2022 to 2032)

The global demand for over-the-air software updates is projected to increase at a CAGR of 7.70% during the forecast period between 2022 and 2032, reaching a total of US$ 2,879.10 Million in 2032, according to a report from Future Market Insights (FMI). From 2017 to 2021, sales witnessed significant growth, registering a CAGR of 4.40%.

Since its certification as the 802.11 standards, Wi-Fi technology has experienced amazing evolution. The 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard was released in the commercial sector in two independent waves, named Wave 1 and Wave 2, both of which offer considerable performance improvements over previous standards.

With over 60 client devices and 25 routers supported, the 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi standard is swiftly establishing itself in the commercial sector and is likely to become the most widely used Wi-Fi standard in the next years.

In 2015, the Wi-Fi Alliance, a global nonprofit group of corporations that determines Wi-Fi technology compatibility, ratified the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard. Wave 2 builds on Wave 1 with several substantial advancements such as support for speeds of up to 2.34 Gbps in the 5 GHz band, support for multiuser multiple input, multiple outputs (MU-MIMO), and improved performance with the option of employing 160-MHz-wide channels and a fourth spatial stream.

Which Drivers underpin 802.11ac Wave 2 Industry Expansion?

High Growth in Mobile Video Usage and VoIP Services to Accelerate the Market Growth

The high growth in mobile video usage and VoIP services, the continued shift to end-user mobility, increasing volumes of Wi-Fi-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and demand for high-speed delivery of large files and data access and movement are the major factors driving the global 802.11ac Wave 2 market.

Because it enables multiuser multiple inputs, and multiple outputs, the Wave 2 standard allows for a higher density of linked devices than the Wave 1 standard (MU-MIMO). This enables optimal spectrum usage for various connected devices, giving consumers alternatives for conveniently getting their gadgets on and off the network. Other software advances in MU-MIMO include the ability to group/schedule the kind of traffic for each device, dynamic modulation and coding adaption, and sounding rate management.

Furthermore, the trend of using several connected devices per user, as well as traction toward the all-wireless office user experience, is likely to drive market development throughout the forecast period.

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Which Factors are limiting the Growth of 802.11ac Wave 2 Market?

Lack of Compatibility with the Existing Clients to Impede the Market Growth

One major barrier to wave 2 adoption is the fact that many current Wi-Fi clients lack forward compatibility with the new wave 2 capabilities. As with most new technologies, it will take some time for wave 2 standard acceptances and wave 2-enabled hardware to become available.

Region-wise Insights

Will North America Continue Dominance in the Global 802.11ac Wave 2 Market?

Presence of Industry Giants in the Region to Fuel the Market Growth

The 802.11ac Wave 2 market in North America is expected to accumulate the highest market share of 33.5% in 2022.

In 2020, North America had the biggest share in the 802.11ac Wave 2 market owing to the region's concentration of significant market participants. During the projection period, technical improvements, a developed country, and an IT center due to major industrialization, as well as the presence of several IT organizations that use 802.11ac Wave 2 for various reasons, would drive regional market expansion.

Where does the growth of the 802.11ac Wave 2 Market in the Asia Pacific stand?

Growing Use of Cloud-Based Services to Fuel the Market Growth

The 802.11ac Wave 2 market in Asia Pacific is expected to accumulate a significant market share of 15% in 2022 and is expected to continue to maintain the trend over the forecast period as well.

During the forecast period, Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest expanding region in the 802.11ac Wave 2 market. Asia Pacific is the primary center for information technology and telecommunications.

Cloud-based services are the most appealing investment destination in this area, boosting the 802.11ac Wave 2 market's development prospects throughout the projection period.

In comparison to other regions with a high proportion of dependent persons, this region has a big working population. It is expected that the worldwide 802.11ac Wave 2 market would increase significantly during the forecast period due to the concentration of a large number of rising economies such as China, India, and South Korea, which have significant growth prospects.

How Will the Growth of the 802.11ac Wave 2 Market unfold in Europe?

Thriving End-user Sectors in the Region to Accelerate Market

The 802.11ac Wave 2 market in Europe is expected to accumulate a market share value of 25.80% in 2022.

Europe is a promising market for the 802.11ac Wave 2 market as well. Europe has thriving banking, healthcare, and telecommunications industries, and with increased investment prospects, the region is expected to develop at a steady pace during the projected period.

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Category-wise Insights

By End-User, which 802.11ac Wave 2 Category dominates the Market?

The Enterprises Segment to Drive the 802.11ac Wave 2 Market

Rising internet usage and increased investment in communications networks extend the market prospects for the enterprise segment. Consumers are spending a greater amount of their money on mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Though network facilities have substantially improved in the age of 3G and 4G network connections, Wi-Fi has become a viable alternative for most enterprises. Wi-Fi is capable of providing higher-speed internet connections and also covers a vast region.

Internet access may be supplied in public places such as restaurants, parks, and metro stations via Wi-Fi, and this aspect is driving the segment’s growth which is in turn driving the 802.11ac Wave 2 market throughout the projection period.

The Start-up Ecosystem: How key Players are opening Frontiers for Future Growth?

  • WiFi 6, commonly known as the IEEE 802.11 axe standard, mandates routers to handle multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output (MU-MIMO) connections, which is especially significant in allowing internet of things (IoT) applications. WiFi 6-enabled devices must handle a range of speeds, from tiny IoT devices to high-speed streaming. Support for high-performance applications, for example, enables the installation of corporate WiFi networks with many concurrent users.
  • H3C is a Chinese startup that offers high-performance WiFi 6 routers. The WA6600 series from the company supports 6 GHz WiFi 6 with up to 5 Gbps speeds. It supports all of the core WiFi 6 capabilities, including MU-MIMO and orthogonal frequency division multiple accesses (OFDMA), as well as IoT connection protocols. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), radio-frequency identification (RFID), ZigBee, and ultra-wideband are some uses for this system (UWB).

Who are the Leading Players in the 802.11ac Wave 2 Market?

NETGEAR, Inc., Cisco Systems, ASUSTeK Computer Inc., D-Link Corporation, TP-Link, Linksys, and Buffalo Americas, Inc. are a few of the prominent participants in the worldwide 802.11ac wave 2 market.

Recent Developments:

  • In July 2021, Cisco unveiled a new range of Catalyst industrial routers designed to extend the power of the business network to the edge while providing the flexibility, security, and scalability required for IoT success. With a selection of management tools optimized for IT and operations, the portfolio enables enterprises to conduct linked operations at scale. The unified architecture speeds deployments from the enterprise to the periphery by simplifying communication between IT and operations.

Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Growth Rate CAGR of 7.70% from 2022 to 2032
Market Value in 2022 US$ 1,367.70 Million
Market Value in 2032 US$ 2,879.10 Million
Base Year for Estimation 2021
Historical Data 2017 to 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2032
Quantitative Units Revenue in US$ Million and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Trends, and Pricing Analysis
Segments Covered
  • End-Users
  • Region
Regions Covered
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
  • Japan
  • The Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Key Countries Profiled
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Poland
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • ASIAN
  • Oceania
  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
Key Companies Profiled
  • NETGEAR, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems
  • ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
  • D-Link Corporation
  • TP-Link
  • Linksys a
  • Buffalo Americas, Inc.

Key Segments Covered in the 802.11ac Wave 2 Industry Analysis

802.11ac Wave 2 Market by End-Users:

  • Enterprises
  • Cellular Operators
  • Residential
  • Public Areas

802.11ac Wave 2 Market by Region:

  • North America 802.11ac Wave 2 Market
  • Latin America 802.11ac Wave 2 Market
  • Western Europe 802.11ac Wave 2 Market
  • Eastern Europe 802.11ac Wave 2 Market
  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan 802.11ac Wave 2 Market
  • Japan 802.11ac Wave 2 Market
  • Middle East & Africa 802.11ac Wave 2 Market

Frequently Asked Questions

At what value did the 802.11ac Wave 2 market close in 2022?

By 2022 end, sales of 802.11ac Wave 2 closed at a value of US$ 1,367.70 Million

What was the last 4 years value CAGR for 802.11ac Wave 2 market value?

From 2017 to 2021, 802.11ac Wave 2 demand expanded at a CAGR of 4.40%

What is the projected forecast CAGR for the 802.11ac Wave 2 industry from 2022 to 2032?

From 2022 to 2032, 802.11ac Wave 2 sales are expected to flourish at a CAGR of 7.70%

According to FMI, what is the anticipated market value for 802.11ac Wave 2 in 2032?

By 2032, the market value of 802.11ac Wave 2 expected to reach US$ 2,879.10 Million

By end user, which category ranks first with regard to 802.11ac Wave 2?

By end-use vertical, the enterprise segment is expected to dominate the market in 2022.

Table of Content

1. Executive Summary | 802.11ac Wave 2 Market

    1.1. Global Market Outlook

    1.2. Demand-side Trends

    1.3. Supply-side Trends

    1.4. Technology Roadmap Analysis

    1.5. Analysis and Recommendations

2. Market Overview

    2.1. Market Coverage / Taxonomy

    2.2. Market Definition / Scope / Limitations

3. Market Background

    3.1. Market Dynamics

        3.1.1. Drivers

        3.1.2. Restraints

        3.1.3. Opportunity

        3.1.4. Trends

    3.2. Scenario Forecast

        3.2.1. Demand in Optimistic Scenario

        3.2.2. Demand in Likely Scenario

        3.2.3. Demand in Conservative Scenario

    3.3. Opportunity Map Analysis

    3.4. Product Life Cycle Analysis

    3.5. Investment Feasibility Matrix

    3.6. PESTLE and Porter’s Analysis

    3.7. Regulatory Landscape

        3.7.1. By Key Regions

        3.7.2. By Key Countries

    3.8. Regional Parent Market Outlook

4. Global Market Analysis 2017 to 2021 and Forecast, 2022 to 2032

    4.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Million) Analysis, 2017 to 2021

    4.2. Current and Future Market Size Value (US$ Million) Projections, 2022 to 2032

        4.2.1. Y-o-Y Growth Trend Analysis

        4.2.2. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis

5. Global Market Analysis 2017 to 2021 and Forecast 2022 to 2032, By End Users

    5.1. Introduction / Key Findings

    5.2. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Million) Analysis By End Users, 2017 to 2021

    5.3. Current and Future Market Size Value (US$ Million) Analysis and Forecast By End Users, 2022 to 2032

        5.3.1. Enterprises

        5.3.2. Cellular Operators

        5.3.3. Residential

        5.3.4. Public Areas

    5.4. Y-o-Y Growth Trend Analysis By End Users, 2017 to 2021

    5.5. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis By End Users, 2022 to 2032

6. Global Market Analysis 2017 to 2021 and Forecast 2022 to 2032, By Region

    6.1. Introduction

    6.2. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Million) Analysis By Region, 2017 to 2021

    6.3. Current Market Size Value (US$ Million) Analysis and Forecast By Region, 2022 to 2032

        6.3.1. North America

        6.3.2. Latin America

        6.3.3. Europe

        6.3.4. Asia Pacific

        6.3.5. Middle East and Africa

    6.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Region

7. North America Market Analysis 2017 to 2021 and Forecast 2022 to 2032, By Country

    7.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Million) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017 to 2021

    7.2. Market Size Value (US$ Million) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022 to 2032

        7.2.1. By Country

            7.2.1.1.USA

            7.2.1.2. Canada

        7.2.2. By End Users

    7.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        7.3.1. By Country

        7.3.2. By End Users

    7.4. Key Takeaways

8. Latin America Market Analysis 2017 to 2021 and Forecast 2022 to 2032, By Country

    8.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Million) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017 to 2021

    8.2. Market Size Value (US$ Million) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022 to 2032

        8.2.1. By Country

            8.2.1.1. Brazil

            8.2.1.2. Mexico

            8.2.1.3. Rest of Latin America

        8.2.2. By End Users

    8.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        8.3.1. By Country

        8.3.2. By End Users

    8.4. Key Takeaways

9. Europe Market Analysis 2017 to 2021 and Forecast 2022 to 2032, By Country

    9.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Million) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017 to 2021

    9.2. Market Size Value (US$ Million) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022 to 2032

        9.2.1. By Country

            9.2.1.1. Germany

            9.2.1.2. United Kingdom

            9.2.1.3. France

            9.2.1.4. Spain

            9.2.1.5. Italy

            9.2.1.6. Russia

            9.2.1.7. Rest of Europe

        9.2.2. By End Users

    9.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        9.3.1. By Country

        9.3.2. By End Users

    9.4. Key Takeaways

10. Asia Pacific Market Analysis 2017 to 2021 and Forecast 2022 to 2032, By Country

    10.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Million) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017 to 2021

    10.2. Market Size Value (US$ Million) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022 to 2032

        10.2.1. By Country

            10.2.1.1. China

            10.2.1.2. Japan

            10.2.1.3. India

            10.2.1.4. South Korea

            10.2.1.5. Australia

            10.2.1.6. Rest of Asia Pacific

        10.2.2. By End Users

    10.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        10.3.1. By Country

        10.3.2. By End Users

    10.4. Key Takeaways

11. Middle East and Africa Market Analysis 2017 to 2021 and Forecast 2022 to 2032, By Country

    11.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Million) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017 to 2021

    11.2. Market Size Value (US$ Million) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022 to 2032

        11.2.1. By Country

            11.2.1.1. South Africa

            11.2.1.2. Saudi Arabia

            11.2.1.3. United Arab Emirates(UAE)

            11.2.1.4. Israel

            11.2.1.5. Rest of Middle East and Africa

        11.2.2. By End Users

    11.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis

        11.3.1. By Country

        11.3.2. By End Users

    11.4. Key Takeaways

12. Key Countries Market Analysis

    12.1.USA

        12.1.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.1.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.1.2.1. By End Users

    12.2. Canada

        12.2.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.2.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.2.2.1. By End Users

    12.3. Brazil

        12.3.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.3.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.3.2.1. By End Users

    12.4. Mexico

        12.4.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.4.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.4.2.1. By End Users

    12.5. Germany

        12.5.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.5.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.5.2.1. By End Users

    12.6. United Kingdom

        12.6.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.6.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.6.2.1. By End Users

    12.7. France

        12.7.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.7.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.7.2.1. By End Users

    12.8. Spain

        12.8.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.8.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.8.2.1. By End Users

    12.9. Italy

        12.9.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.9.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.9.2.1. By End Users

    12.10. Russia

        12.10.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.10.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.10.2.1. By End Users

    12.11. China

        12.11.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.11.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.11.2.1. By End Users

    12.12. Japan

        12.12.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.12.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.12.2.1. By End Users

    12.13. India

        12.13.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.13.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.13.2.1. By End Users

    12.14. South Korea

        12.14.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.14.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.14.2.1. By End Users

    12.15. Australia

        12.15.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.15.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.15.2.1. By End Users

    12.16. South Africa

        12.16.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.16.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.16.2.1. By End Users

    12.17. Saudi Arabia

        12.17.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.17.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.17.2.1. By End Users

    12.18. United Arab Emirates(UAE)

        12.18.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.18.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.18.2.1. By End Users

    12.19. Israel

        12.19.1. Pricing Analysis

        12.19.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021

            12.19.2.1. By End Users

13. Market Structure Analysis

    13.1. Competition Dashboard

    13.2. Competition Benchmarking

    13.3. Market Share Analysis of Top Players

        13.3.1. By Regional

        13.3.2. By End Users

14. Competition Analysis

    14.1. Competition Deep Dive

        14.1.1. NETGEAR, Inc.

            14.1.1.1. Overview

            14.1.1.2. Product Portfolio

            14.1.1.3. Profitability by Market Segments

            14.1.1.4. Sales Footprint

            14.1.1.5. Strategy Overview

                14.1.1.5.1. Marketing Strategy

        14.1.2. Cisco Systems

            14.1.2.1. Overview

            14.1.2.2. Product Portfolio

            14.1.2.3. Profitability by Market Segments

            14.1.2.4. Sales Footprint

            14.1.2.5. Strategy Overview

                14.1.2.5.1. Marketing Strategy

        14.1.3. ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

            14.1.3.1. Overview

            14.1.3.2. Product Portfolio

            14.1.3.3. Profitability by Market Segments

            14.1.3.4. Sales Footprint

            14.1.3.5. Strategy Overview

                14.1.3.5.1. Marketing Strategy

        14.1.4. D-Link Corporation

            14.1.4.1. Overview

            14.1.4.2. Product Portfolio

            14.1.4.3. Profitability by Market Segments

            14.1.4.4. Sales Footprint

            14.1.4.5. Strategy Overview

                14.1.4.5.1. Marketing Strategy

        14.1.5. TP-Link

            14.1.5.1. Overview

            14.1.5.2. Product Portfolio

            14.1.5.3. Profitability by Market Segments

            14.1.5.4. Sales Footprint

            14.1.5.5. Strategy Overview

                14.1.5.5.1. Marketing Strategy

        14.1.6. Linksys

            14.1.6.1. Overview

            14.1.6.2. Product Portfolio

            14.1.6.3. Profitability by Market Segments

            14.1.6.4. Sales Footprint

            14.1.6.5. Strategy Overview

                14.1.6.5.1. Marketing Strategy

        14.1.7. Buffalo Americas

            14.1.7.1. Overview

            14.1.7.2. Product Portfolio

            14.1.7.3. Profitability by Market Segments

            14.1.7.4. Sales Footprint

            14.1.7.5. Strategy Overview

                14.1.7.5.1. Marketing Strategy

15. Assumptions & Acronyms Used

16. Research Methodology

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