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Carrier Ethernet services in big demand by SMBs

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are making a strong move to carrier-delivered Ethernet services, spurred on by a combination of potentially lower costs, more service flexibility, and ease of ...


March 1, 2008  


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Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are making a strong move to carrier-delivered Ethernet services, spurred on by a combination of potentially lower costs, more service flexibility, and ease of use compared with other data service alternatives, according to results from a new worldwide survey of enterprise users conducted by Heavy Reading, the market research division of Light Reading.

The report, entitled Carrier Ethernet Services: The View From the Enterprise, presents results from Heavy Reading’s latest end-user survey regarding the emerging carrier Ethernet sector, conducted in the third and fourth quarters of 2007.

Based on feedback from 92 respondents from 90 different enterprises, the report provides up-to-date respondent views on a range of Ethernet service and application topics.

The survey base features a high representation of SMBs with fewer than 100 employees (41% of respondents), and includes respondents from a range of industry vertical sectors, including technology, healthcare, education, information services, transportation, manufacturing, and financial services.