Infonetics expects the global carrier Ethernet equipment market to finish 2011 up 15.7 percent to $32.0 billion, following a 30.5 percent hike in 2010.
Service provider capital investment will have grown six percent in 2011, compared to 2010, Infonetics Research says. But some categories are growing faster than others, as you would expect.
Infonetics Research has increased its long-term forecast for carrier Ethernet equipment from $37.5 billion to $40.2 billion by 2015.
The largest downward changes are in the Ethernet microwave and VDSL equipment segments, and the largest upward change is in the hot carrier Ethernet switch segment,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier networks at Infonetics Research. Infonetics Research ups its Carrier Ethernet equipment forecast