Sunday, September 27, 2009

Infonetics: Carrier Ethernet Equipment Market to Hit $34 billion in 2013

Infonetics is predicting the Carrier Ethernet equipment market will grow to $34 billion by 2013. The largest investments are expected to be in IP core and edge routers, carrier Ethernet switches, and optical gear.

"Carrier Ethernet technology is integral to service provider IP next gen network projects aimed at transforming from TDM- to packet-based networks to handle ever-growing consumer, business, mobile backhaul, and video traffic. Service provider investment in carrier Ethernet continues to defy the economic downturn and outpace overall telecom capital expenditure investments. Over the 5 years from 2009 to 2013, we expect service providers worldwide to spend a cumulative $146 billion on carrier Ethernet equipment," projects Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier and data center networks at Infonetics Research.

The forecasts are published in Infonetics new Carrier Ethernet report, which covers market size, market share, and forecasts through 2013 for carrier Ethernet switches, IP core and edge routers, SONET/SDH equipment, WDM equipment, VDSL, fiber and copper EADs, EPON, Ethernet and dual Ethernet/TDM microwave equipment, and carrier Ethernet ports by speed.

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