Linksys®, since its inception in 1988 has been a key player in networking products for home and small and medium offices. The company made headlines in April; when it announced that hundred million wireless as well as wired routers were sold globally by Linksys®. Furthermore, the company had stunned the entire router industry, when it catered to the demand for consumer grade home router, way back in 1999.
Eyeing the market size of routers in 1999, Linksys® encased on the opportunity by launching EtherFast Broadband Cable/DSL Router paired with 4-Port Switch – BEFSR41. This router had stirred up how the end-users would share their internet connection at home. It’s almost 16 years since the launch and now with over sixty routers connecting consumers across the world and products to the internet, Linksys is now playing an eminent role is connecting IoT (Internet Of Things) in the house.
Additionally, providing an insight the vice president, product management at Linksys®, Mike Chen says “The 100 million milestone of any product is something to celebrate.” Explaining how the company has been at par with the emerging global trends in the internet connection segment, Mr Chen added “For a router to hit this accomplishment in the same company as smartphones, game consoles, MP3 players, tablets and e-readers shows how crucial sharing an Internet connection has become. When Linksys introduced the first consumer grade router at Comdex in 1999, we never would have imagined it would have such a critical role for connecting the Internet of Things in the home.”
Prof Research Reports adds a report titled “Global and Chinese Router Industry, 2009-2019”. The report takes a closer look at the market segmentation and company profiles of the key market players in the router industry. The report indicates that the business-leading approach adopted by companies such as Linksys® would roll out a global promotion including China and enable consumers to the value of wireless and router access in their daily life.