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Worldwide telecom equipment market to exceed US$109.9 billion in 2011, IDC predicts

The worldwide market for telecommunications infrastructure equipment will exceed US$109.9 billion in 2011, increasi...


November 7, 2007  


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The worldwide market for telecommunications infrastructure equipment will exceed US$109.9 billion in 2011, increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2%.

Network equipment sales to service providers performed strongly during the first half of 2007 driven by revenue growth from optical transport, broadband access, and routing and switching equipment.

“Consolidation of major networks and overall network expansion enabling increased wireless backhaul and video distribution to multiple screens will continue to spur service provider investments on new infrastructure for the foreseeable future,” said David Emberley, research manager for Telecommunications Equipment at IDC.

Major findings of IDC’s worldwide telecommunications equipment forecast include:

*Optical networking will reach US$13.7 billion at the end of 2011, with the fastest growth expected in the metro WDM space.

* IP router and switch will continue to experience double digit growth rates year over year, fueled by demand to support new video infrastructure and distribution.

*The access market will reach US$5 billion by 2011, driven by demand for broadband, VoIP, and triple-play services.