SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

May 26, 2011 13:59 ET

Infonetics Research: Carrier Ethernet equipment market outpaces telecom capex; on track to hit $37.5B in 2015

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its April Carrier Ethernet Equipment market size, market share, and forecast report.

"The growth in service provider investments in carrier Ethernet equipment continues to outpace that of other telecom equipment, with annual global spending expected to reach $37.5 billion in 2015. The largest investments are in routers, carrier Ethernet switches, and optical gear. Ethernet microwave is the fastest growing segment due to its use for mobile backhaul," notes Michael Howard, Infonetics Research's principal analyst for carrier and data center networks.


  • In 2010, carriers spent $26.5 billion on carrier Ethernet equipment as they continued moving from TDM to packet-based networks

  • Cisco continues its commanding lead in the carrier Ethernet switch market, taking in nearly half of worldwide revenue in 1Q11; Juniper is a strong 2nd

  • The Ethernet access device (EAD) market is forecast by Infonetics to grow at an 18% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2010 to 2015, as a direct reflection of growing carrier Ethernet connections to businesses, backhaul from buildings and DSLAMs, and a growing mobile backhaul application

  • ADVA is the #1 player in the global EAD market, followed by Ciena


Infonetics' worldwide and regional Carrier Ethernet report provides analysis, market size, market share, and forecasts through 2015 for all carrier Ethernet equipment in service provider networks, including carrier Ethernet switches, IP core and edge routers, SONET/SDH equipment, WDM equipment, VDSL, fiber and copper EADs, EPON, Ethernet and dual Ethernet/TDM microwave equipment, and carrier Ethernet ports by speed. Companies tracked include Actelis, ADTRAN, ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, ANDA, Axerra, Brocade, Ciena, Cisco, ECI, Ericsson, Extreme, FibroLAN, Fujitsu, Hatteras, Hitachi Cable, Huawei, Infinera, IPITEK, Juniper, MRV, NEC, NexComm, Nokia Siemens, OneAccess, Overture, Positron, RAD Data, Sycamore, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Telrad, Transmode, Zhone, ZTE, and others.



Infonetics Research 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 more effectively.

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