Monday, 17 March 2008 03:45

D-Link claims 802.11n crown

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The world's leading supplier of draft 802.11n networking products is D-Link, according to a research firm.

According to In-Stat's figures for the fourth quarter of 2007, D-Link shipped 584,000 units, giving it 33 percent of the market.

Linksys took second place with 28.4 percent, followed by Belkin on 17 percent and Netgear on 13.2 percent.

"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 at In-Stat.

"We're pleased that the market is embracing our line of 11n products, and we'll continue to develop robust solutions based on this standard for both the digital home and business environment," said Maurice Famularo, Marketing Director, D-Link Australia and New Zealand.

Linksys officials have described the company's 802.11n sales as disappointing, and in January the company announced an 11n router with a new case design intended to be more appealing to consumers.

Final approval of the 802.11n specification is expected later this year.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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