Led by strong growth in Ethernet over copper and cable products and carrier Ethernet switches and routers, worldwid...
October 27, 2006
Led by strong growth in Ethernet over copper and cable products and carrier Ethernet switches and routers, worldwide sales of Metro Ethernet equipment are surging, from just under US$5 billion in 2005 to over US$15 billion in 2009, says a new report by Infonetics Research.
According to the report, “Metro Ethernet Equipment Worldwide Market Size and Forecasts,” Metro Ethernet equipment sales will accumulate US$49.6 billion over the five-year period between 2005 and 2009.
“Ethernet has almost universal appeal to carriers and their customers because it helps lower their telecom costs,” says Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder of Infonetics Research.
“Service providers increasingly deploy Ethernet solutions for a variety of uses, but mainly to offer new revenue-generating services.”
The two most popular types of Ethernet equipment are Ethernet over copper and cable and carrier-class Ethernet switches and routers, which together will make up over two-thirds of the overall Metro Ethernet market by 2009.
Ethernet access devices (EADs) are a particularly fast-growing segment and are expected to reach about US$685 million in 2009, the report says.