Worldwide sales of carrier Ethernet access platforms rose about 17% year-over-year to US$935 million in the ro...
October 28, 2009
Worldwide sales of carrier Ethernet access platforms rose about 17% year-over-year to US$935 million in the rolling four-quarter period ending in 2Q09, according to the new Carrier Ethernet Access Platform (CEAP) Quarterly Market Tracker service published by Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com).
CEAP platforms include Ethernet-over-fiber demarcation platforms and access switches, Ethernet-over-bonded copper pair (G.shdsl and MIMO on DMT) solutions, and Ethernet-over-TDM access circuit products.
“All three of the CEAP product categories examined by Heavy Reading posted sequential growth in 2Q09, in contrast to the previous quarter when only the Ethernet-over-bonded copper pair sub-segment grew,” said Stan Hubbard, a senior analysts and author of the report.
Heavy Reading projects that the global CEAP market will increase at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.5% between 2008 and 2013, reaching nearly US$1.73 billion at the end of this period. Each of the three CEAP sub-segments is expected to have a double-digit CAGR.