D-Link has left Linksys, Belkin and Netgear trailing behind in worldwide shipments of Wireless N products, according to leading analyst firm In-Stat. D-Link claimed the top spot with 584,000 Draft 802.11n units shipped worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2007, claiming 33% of the market share, followed by Linksys at 28.4%, Belkin with 17% and Netgear at 13.2%, according to the In-Stat WLAN market share report*.
“D-Link has emerged as the leader in shipping Draft 802.11n products, a clear indication that the market is confident with the technology that it has to offer,” said Norm Bogen, director of networking with In-Stat, a leading research firm serving the computer and networking industries. “Despite the fact that 802.11n is still in the draft phase, the market has clearly adopted the technology as sales worldwide are increasing steadily with more and more users enjoying the increased speeds and range that the Draft 11n products deliver to home and small business networks.”
The new generation wireless local area network (WLAN) technology, Wireless N offers dramatic improvement in data throughput and improvement in useful range over legacy 802.11b and 11g equipment. In the home, Wireless N enables consumers to fulfil the potential of their fast broadband internet connections at the same time as making HD streaming and lag-free multimedia gaming a reality. In the office environment, 802.11n is capable of supporting key applications such as VoIP with throughput, Quality of Service (QoS) and security rivalling wired connections.
“D-Link’s market leadership in 802.11n shipments is recognition that Wireless N is increasingly the technology of choice, and D-Link is the choice of the savvy consumer. The market has already acknowledged the performance benefits that 802.11n brings and with the unparalleled 11-year warranty we are offering here in the UK, our Wireless N products come with ultimate future-proofing,” said Chris Davies, General Manager, D-Link UK & Ireland.