Increasing demand for mobility, low installation & maintenance cost as well as easy network expansion as compared to the wired networks has increased the popularity of these devices among the Indian consumers. Additionally, rising internet subscribers, growing SMEs and expansion of Telecom infrastructure are expected to fuel the demand of Wireless Range Extenders in India.
According to 6Wresearch, India Wireless Range Extender Market shipments value reached around $0.50 million in CY Q2 2015. TP-Link led the market followed by Netgear and Tenda. Other major players in the India Wireless Range Extender Market are Totolink, Edimax, Linksys, Netis Systems and D-Link.
In terms of unit shipments, India Wireless Range Extender Market registered a growth of 77% during CY Q2 2015 as compared to the previous quarter. Further, wireless range extenders having transmission speed of 300 MBPS captured around 70% share of the India Wireless Range Extender market.
Relentless data growth, tough competition and increasing consumer demands are the major factors driving the growth of wireless range extender market in India.
Key Highlights (CY 2Q 2015)
- Netgear’s model no. WN3000RP dominated the India Wireless Range Extender market
- TP-Link and Netgear together captured around 93% share of the market
- As many as 3 OEM’s shipped above 1000 Wi-Fi Wireless Range Extenders
According to Pulkit Shrivastava (Analyst, 6Wresearch-India Electronics Division), “Growing market for BYOD, rise in the adaption of cloud services and increasing number of network oriented devices are some of the key factors which have resulted in the growth of India Wireless Range Extender Market. Additionally, rising need for data, demand for ‘plug-n-play’ internet services and affordable data plans are expected to boost the market over the coming quarters.”
Decreasing ASPs (Average Selling Price) and rising need for data have assisted in the growth of these devices. Further, increasing popularity of social networking, demand for mobility and cloud services among enterprises would result in the uptake of wireless range extenders over the coming quarters. However, lack of network infrastructure and consumer awareness in most of the parts of the country could restrain the growth of the market.