Gateway To Sales
The gateway market surged in the fourth quarter, with top vendors selling 24,466 units through the channel during the period, a more than 54 percent increase from the same period a year ago, according to The NPD Group.
Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD tracks monthly sales data from the largest distributors and resellers in North America.
The big increase in sales came as some of the sector's top vendors, including Netgear, Arris, Cisco Systems and Linksys, notched huge gains in gateway sales through the channel, according to NPD. But while those companies boosted sales, they did so at the expense of Cradlepoint, the only vendor to see a year-over-year decline during the quarter.
Here are the five vendors that sold the most gateways in the fourth quarter.