Infonetics Research: Record Year for Carrier Router and Switch Market, Despite Weakness in N. America
CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its fourth quarter 2011 (4Q11) Service Provider Routers and Switches vendor market share report, which analyzes the IP edge router, IP core router, and carrier Ethernet switch (CES (News - Alert)) market segments and the manufacturers within them.
"The carrier router and switch market hit a record-high $14.5 billion in 2011, up 8% over 2010, making it the second largest telecom market segment after mobile RAN infrastructure," notes Michael Howard, Infonetics Research's co-founder and principal analyst for carrier networks.
"Yet paradoxically, 2011 results show signs of a slowdown in the market's overall growth rate," Howard continues. "Why? Because despite continued double-digit percent annual growth in the largest market, Asia, and the smallest market, Latin America, the two mainstays of carrier routers and switches, North America and EMEA, are slowing. Still, the fundamental market drivers will pace the overall market forward, with growing fixed broadband traffic and exploding mobile broadband traffic on 3G and LTE networks pushing many service providers to upgrade their access, aggregation, and core networks, including mobile backhaul."
SERVICE PROVIDER ROUTER AND SWITCH MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
Infonetics' (News - Alert) quarterly Service Provider Routers and Switches report tracks Alaxala, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Extreme, Force10, Fujitsu, Hitachi Cabl, Huawei (News - Alert), Juniper, NEC, Nokia Siemens, Orckit-Corrigent, Tellabs, ZTE, and others. The report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, and analysis for IP edge routers, IP core routers, and CES. The report tracks the IP edge by application, including multiservice edge (MSE), broadband remote access server (BRAS), Ethernet access transport (EAT), and Ethernet service edge (MSE).
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See CARRIER ROUTING, SWITCHING, AND ETHERNET at http://www.infonetics.com/login for report highlights, tables of contents, etc.
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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