Infonetics Research Report: Carrier Ethernet Market to Top $39B by 2017
May 16, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Carrier Ethernet Equipment market size and forecast report, which tracks investment, penetration, and use of carrier Ethernet products in service provider networks.
"Carrier Ethernet is now a permanent, inseparable part of service provider networks, and the market has reached a steady state of investment as a result," notes Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier networks and co-founder of Infonetics Research. "Though spending on legacy technologies like SONET/SDH and WDM will decline, investment in IP routers, carrier Ethernet switches, and Ethernet access devices will continue to rise, driven by the move to IP NGN and, of course, growing traffic, particularly video traffic."
Howard adds: "We see the carrier Ethernet market growing slow but steady over the next 5 years, reaching about $39 billion in 2017."
CARRIER ETHERNET EQUIPMENT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
-The global carrier Ethernet equipment market declined 3 percent to $34 billion in 2012, following a 13 percent spike in 2011
-Spending on IP edge routers totaled $9.4 billion in 2012, the most of any carrier Ethernet equipment segment
-Asia Pacific currently accounts for the greatest portion of carrier Ethernet equipment revenue, followed by EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa); by 2017, Infonetics expects North America will have passed EMEA to become the 2nd largest carrier Ethernet market
-Infonetics projects Carrier Ethernet equipment ports will top 95 million worldwide by 2017, with 10 Gigabit Ethernet growing fast to pass 1 Gigabit Ethernet
CARRIER ETHERNET REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' Carrier Ethernet report provides worldwide and regional market size, forecasts through 2017, analysis, and trends for the Ethernet portion of equipment used in carrier networks, including switches, IP core and edge routers, SONET/SDH, WDM, VDSL, Ethernet access device (EAD), EPON, and microwave equipment, as well as ports by speed. Companies tracked: Actelis, ADTRAN, ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, BTI Systems, Calix, Ceragon, Ciena, Cisco, Cyan, DragonWave, Ericsson, Extreme, Fujitsu, Huawei, Infinera, Juniper, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, RAD Data, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Transmode, Zhone, ZTE, and others.
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Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry.
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