Cisco has retained its position as the largest global wireless networking (WLAN) equipment producer in the last three months of 2010, according to new figures from US-based analyst house In-Stat.
In a quarter that saw shipments up 8.1% sequentially and 10% year-on-year, Cisco made sales of $362m (£221m) while Netgear vaulted the home networking division of entertainment firm Technicolor into second place with sales of $199m.
The top five was rounded out by D-Link and Cisco-owned Linksys, booking sales of $113m and $101m respectively
Cisco also dominated the full-year figures with sales of $1.19bn, up 31% year-on-year. Second placed Netgear made sales of $638m, up 40% while Technicolor slipped down the rankings. D-Link's sales were up a more modest 2% and Linksys sales dropped 6%.
"Although total WLAN shipments and revenues increased in the last year the real story is the movement in the market from a shares perspective," said In-Stat's Brad Shaffer.
"Netgear ... surpassed Technicolor.... We also saw a strong movement by TP-Link and Aruba Networks stealing market share and making a climb in our rankings," he added.