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Carrier Ethernet market expected to reach US$6 billion by 2012, says Insight Research

The Carrier Ethernet market is expected to grow from US$1.4 billion in 2007 to nearly US$6 billion in 2012, accordi...


June 18, 2007  


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The Carrier Ethernet market is expected to grow from US$1.4 billion in 2007 to nearly US$6 billion in 2012, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corp.

With metro-area Ethernet services now available from virtually all major data service providers and wide-area Ethernet about to get a shot in the arm from the dominant carriers, the market is poised to take off.

According to Insight Research’s market analysis study, “Carrier Ethernet Services 2007-2012,” the term carrier or public Ethernet refers to any Layer 2 public network carrier service that extends Ethernet beyond the LAN and connects to customers through Ethernet interfaces.

The carriers are marketing their Ethernet services under various names: transparent or native LAN, Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, GigE, metro Ethernet, Ethernet private line (EPL), Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL), Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN), Ethernet access, virtual private LAN service (VPLS) as well as a variety of other names, the research firm said.