Cisco Commands Strong Marketshare in Carrier Ethernet


Ethernet equipment market outpaces telecom capex. It will be on track to touch
$37.5 billion in 2015, according to Infonetics Research.

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,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst for
carrier and data center networks at Infonetics Research.


According to report, 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 in a strong second position.


The Ethernet access device
(EAD) market is forecast by Infonetics to grow at an 18 percent 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 number one
player in the global EAD market, followed by Ciena.


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