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Infonetics: Telecom Operators Spending $150 Billion Over 5 Years on Carrier Ethernet Equipment, Driven by IP

June 17, 2014

CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Carrier Ethernet Equipment market size and forecast report, which tracks investment, penetration, and use of carrier Ethernet products in service provider networks.

ANALYST NOTE

“Carrier Ethernet is one of the key technologies that’s globally integral to IP transformation projects as operators are finalizing the move from TDM to packet-based networks. In 2013, these investments amounted to over $27 billion, and we forecast them to total $147 billion in the five-year period between 2014 and 2018,” reports Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier networks and co-founder of Infonetics Research.

CARRIER ETHERNET MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mobile backhaul continues to be a carrier Ethernet growth area: Ethernet equipment spending for mobile backhaul was $8.4 billion in 2013 and is expected to increase to over $9.2 billion in 2018
  • On the other hand, pricing and technology changes are causing SONET/SDH to decline and microwave growth to slow
  • Infonetics expects the global carrier Ethernet equipment market to top $30 billion in 2018
  • The chief drivers of the carrier Ethernet equipment market are the move to IP packet networks and the growing traffic from consumer, business, and mobile backhaul networks, particularly video traffic

    NFV WEBINAR

    Join analyst Michael HowardJune 19 at 11:00 AM EDT for NFV: An Easier Initial Target Than SDN?, a free, live event for operators exploring use cases, lessons learned, and recommendations for developing NFV projects. Attend live or access the replay at:

    http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=793989&s=1&k=BA88F4D4A551DA1913530B000C135707

    CARRIER ETHERNET REPORT SYNOPSIS

    Infonetics’ Carrier Ethernet report provides market size, forecasts, analysis, and trends for the Ethernet portion of equipment used in carrier networks, including switches, IP core and edge routers, SONET/SDH, WDM, VDSL, Ethernet access device (EAD), EPON, and microwave equipment, as well as ports by speed. Companies tracked: Adcomtec, Adtran, Adva, Alcatel-Lucent, BTI Systems, Calix, Ciena, Cisco, Exalt Communications, Global Capacity, Huawei, Infinera, Juniper, Keymile, Lantiq, Overture, RAD Data, Telco Systems, others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

    RELATED REPORT EXCERPTS

  • Infonetics’ latest Carrier Routing, Switching & Ethernet research brief: http://bit.ly/SQYCQQ
  • 'SDN hesitation' slows carrier router and switch spending in 1Q14
  • Ethernet 10G and 100G service revenue set to grow 300% by 2018
  • SDN and NFV to bring about shift in data center security investments
  • Networking ports hit $39 billion; 40G booming in the data center, 100G taking off in the core
  • SDN and NFV moving from lab to field trials; Operators name top NFV use case
  • Outdoor small cell challenges mount, stymieing deployments

    RECENT AND UPCOMING MARKET RESEARCH

    Download Infonetics’ 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  • Ethernet Access Devices
  • Ericsson-Ciena Deal: P-OTS, SDN, and 100G for Routers
  • SDN-NFV Battleground: Software vPE Router Takes on the Hardware Edge Router
  • Router Protocols Upstaged by SDN in Paris
  • Ethernet and IP MPLS VPN Services
  • Routing, IP Edge, and Packet-Optical Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey

    INFONETICS WEBINARS

    Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • NFV: An Easier Initial Target Than SDN? (June 19: Attend)
  • Unlocking Revenues with Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Wholesale E-Access (View on-demand)
  • NFV: The Nitty Gritty (View on-demand)
  • Virtualizing Networks with SDN NVOs and Bare Metal Switches (View on-demand)
  • Making Your Network Run Hotter With SDN (Sponsor)
  • The Role of NFV in Mobile Networks (Sponsor)

    TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

    N. America (West), Asia Pacific:Larry Howardlarry@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3335

    N.A. (East, Midwest), L. America, EMEA:Scott Coynescott@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3395

    Greater China, SE Asia, India: ???? Jeffrey Songjeffrey@infonetics.com +86 21-3919-8505

    Japan ?? Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics takashi.kimura@takanalytics.com +81 3-6408-5566

    South Korea ???? Doug Moon, MBAP dougm@mbap.co.kr, +82 2-3453-9400

    ABOUT INFONETICS

    Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.




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