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Carrier Ethernet equipment market in good shape: Heavy Reading

Worldwide sales of carrier Ethernet switch/routers (CESR) rose 15% quarter-over-quarter and 36% year-over-year in t...


August 31, 2007  


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Worldwide sales of carrier Ethernet switch/routers (CESR) rose 15% quarter-over-quarter and 36% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2007 to US$468 million, according to the Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router Quarterly Market Tracker service published by Heavy Reading, the market research division of CMP Technology’s Light Reading.

Sales during the rolling four quarter period ending in 2Q07 totaled US$1.68 billion.

“The carrier Ethernet switch/router market has been above US$400 million for three straight quarters and appears right on track to hit our US$1.9 billion target for 2007,” said Stan Hubbard, senior analyst at Heavy Reading and author of the CESR Quarterly Market Tracker.

“The market experienced a nice bounce in 2Q07 after sustaining a sequential decline in the previous quarter due to seasonality.”

Service provider spending on consumer triple-play, business Ethernet, and mobile backhaul services helped fuel double-digit CESR revenue growth in every major region, with North America recording the best performance in the quarter.

Heavy Reading estimates that more than 386 telecom operators, cable companies, municipalities, and other entities are deploying CESR platforms.