Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dell'Oro: Service Provider Core Router Market Entering the 100G Era

The Service Provider Core Router market is expected grow at double-digit rates over the next four years as service providers around the world upgrade the capacity of their Internet backbone networks with 100 Gigabit Ethernet technologies, according to a recent report by Dell'Oro Group.

The report forecasts the Service Provider Core Router market to grow by almost 60 percent to over $4 billion in 2015.

"We expect 100 Gigabit Ethernet interface shipments to ramp this year and to become a mainstream technology by next year. Service providers will be able to boost the data rates on their networks significantly, in many cases by a factor of ten," said Shin Umeda, Vice President of Routers research at Dell'Oro Group. "In the past, transitions to higher data rates have been a key factor in the growth of the Service Provider Core Router market, and we believe that 100 Gigabit Ethernet will support a similar market expansion," added Umeda. http://www.delloro.com