Worldwide sales of carrier Ethernet switch/routers rose 15% in the second quarter of 2006 and are poised to break t...
September 5, 2006
Worldwide sales of carrier Ethernet switch/routers rose 15% in the second quarter of 2006 and are poised to break the US$1.4 billion mark for 2006, according to the Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router (CESR) Quarterly Market Tracker service published by telecommunications research firm Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), a provider of carrier Ethernet services and equipment market analysis.
“The more we talk to communications service providers and their equipment suppliers, the more our confidence grows that we will see continued acceleration in the shift of investments away from traditional Sonet/SDH and ATM networks toward converged networks built with carrier Ethernet and IP/MPLS,” said Stan Hubbard, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading and author of the CESR Quarterly Market Tracker.
“This shift is taking place on a worldwide basis, with Europe leading the way but Asia and North America not too far behind.”