Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is a wireless computer network that uses free space or radio waves as its communication channel. WLANs connect wirelessly to more than one device in limited areas such as homes, schools, computer labs, universities, offices, and so on. This allows users to move within the restricted area service area and still have access to the same network. A WLAN card can be installed as permanent hardware on a computer or as a peripheral that can be connected to an external port, called the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port.
Expanded adoption of various connectivity devices such as mobile computing devices (smartphones, tablets and PCs), media players (smart set-top boxes, smart TVs and game consoles), wearable devices (smart clocks, smart bands, smart glasses, Clothing) and smart home appliances are in increasing demand for WLAN cards. This is expected to lead the growth of the global WLAN card market. In addition, WLAN cards are expected to provide greater mobility to users over existing wired networks and to accelerate the growth of the global WLAN card market during the forecast period.
However, WLAN cards can be easily hacked, which is a greater security risk than wired networks. These concerns make the wireless LAN card market somewhat unreliable and challenge the growth of the global WLAN card market. In addition, the WLAN card can not support Video Teleconferencing (VTC) because it provides lower bandwidth due to the limitations of wireless transmission and high error rates due to interference, and is another factor expected to hinder the growth of the global WLAN card market during the forecast period.
The new Wi-Fi standards, such as 802.11ac, will create potential revenue opportunities in the global WLAN card market where enterprises can address the need to connect products such as gateways, consumer electronics and entertainment systems for smart homes, sensors and STBs. I'm looking forward to it. Common wireless network providing interoperability.
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