Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Infonetics: Carrier Ethernet Equipment Sales Top $26 Billion in '10

In 2010, carriers spent $26.5 billion on carrier Ethernet equipment and this figure is set to rise to $37.5 billion in 2015, according to a new report from Infonetics.

Some highlights of the report:

  • Cisco continues its commanding lead in the carrier Ethernet switch market, taking in nearly half of worldwide revenue in 1Q11; Juniper is a strong 2nd.

  • The Ethernet access device (EAD) market is forecast by Infonetics to grow at an 18% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2010 to 2015, as a direct reflection of growing carrier Ethernet connections to businesses, backhaul from buildings and DSLAMs, and a growing mobile backhaul application.

  • ADVA is the #1 player in the global EAD market, followed by Ciena.

"The growth in service provider investments in carrier Ethernet equipment continues to outpace that of other telecom equipment, with annual global spending expected to reach $37.5 billion in 2015. The largest investments are in routers, carrier Ethernet switches (CES), and optical gear. Ethernet microwave is the fastest growing segment due to its use for mobile backhaul," notes Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst for carrier networks at Infonetics Research.


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