Aruba gains market share

Aruba Networks claims enterprise wireless LAN market share hits 10% in 2Q 2007

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By  Sathya Mithra Ashok Published  November 1, 2007

Aruba Networks has announced that its share of the enterprise wireless LAN market has risen to greater than 10% in the second quarter of 2007 from roughly 5% in the same period of 2005. The market data are based on a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, and include sales of Aruba products by Alcatel-Lucent. During the same period Motorola's Symbol unit lost market share, and Aruba displaced Motorola as the world's second largest enterprise wireless LAN supplier.

"Aruba's level of commitment to innovation and superior service has been instrumental in the company's success to date. Further, the growth in Middle East's tourism, medical, education, finance and government sectors is driving the deployment of wireless LAN networks across the region," stated Khalid Ishrug Laban (pictured), VP of Aruba MEA.

Laban went on to say that, "Enterprises in the region benefit from wireless technology to increase productivity and reduce operational cost. New applications are key drivers for the growth of the wireless market and we believe the increasing level of security is making customers more comfortable at deploying and using WiFi technology."

"Aruba has been a leading innovator in the wireless LAN market, and we have been rewarded with strong growth in our customer base, revenue, and market share," said Keerti Melkote, Aruba's co-founder and head of products and partnerships.

With regard to the lawsuit filed by Motorola on the eve of Aruba's end-of-quarter results, during which the company announced a significant increase in revenue, Melkote stated, "We do not believe that we infringe Motorola's patents, and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves against the claims when we have our day in court. We also look forward to continuing to compete successfully against Motorola in the market."

Laban added: "Aruba is also committed to employing the region's widest base of skilled wireless professionals."

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