Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vertical Systems: Business Ethernet Passes Legacy Bandwidth


Vertical Systems Group calculates that business Ethernet service have passed a significant milestone:  global bandwidth purchased for business Ethernet service connections surged past the volume of bandwidth utilized for legacy data services.  This bandwidth crossover milestone was reached in the U.S. market in 2011. Connection speeds available for Ethernet services range from sub-10 Mbps rates to above 10 Gbps.


"Global growth for legacy bandwidth is flattening, while Ethernet bandwidth continues to mount at a healthy double-digit pace," said Rosemary Cochran, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Enterprises throughout the world are stepping up the migration of their legacy network applications to Ethernet, driven by increasing availability of Ethernet services, lower bandwidth costs, and more flexible bandwidth scalability. Applications contributing to the bandwidth surge include data backup/disaster recovery, high definition video, cloud computing, mobile backhaul and industry-specific applications."


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