Ethernet equipment

Ethernet Gear Market Back on the Rise

3:15 PM -- The Carrier Ethernet equipment sector is back in growth mode, according to Heavy Reading Ethernet guru Stan "The Ham" Hubbard, who's all set to unleash a torrent of new market data at next week's Ethernet Europe 2010 in London, which concludes each day with some serious partying.

Stan tells EuroBlog that the Carrier Ethernet switch/router (CESR) market grew by 19 percent quarter-on-quarter to $512 million in the final three months of 2009, "driven partly by a return to more typical seasonal spending in EMEA and North America, as well as solid sales in China and other Asian markets." And there's more.

Hubbard expects the 2010 CESR market to climb back above the $2 billion mark, and reach nearly $3 billion by 2014.

There are also encouraging signs from the Carrier Ethernet access platform (CEAP) market, which was 45 percent bigger in the fourth quarter of 2009 than in the first quarter. That market, says Hubbard, is on course to grow by more than 100 percent from 2009 to 2014, when it's set to be worth more than $2 billion.

Hubbard will share his views on the market, and a whole lot more, during the two-day London event, which will also feature keynote speakers and panelists from a broad range of service providers, including Orange Business Services , Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA), Interoute Communications Ltd. , Orange UK , AboveNet Inc. (NYSE: ABVT), Colt Technology Services Group Ltd , Virgin Media Business Ltd. , Verizon Enterprise Solutions , GTS Central Europe , Global Cloud Xchange , KPN Telecom NV (NYSE: KPN), KDDI Corp. , Exponential-e Ltd. , and more!

There's also some serious partaying to be done at the end of each day for the several hundred attendees set to cram into the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel. And the event is free for service provider and enterprise staff, so don't be shy!

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor and head of drinks recommendations, Light Reading

Interested in learning more on this topic? Then come to Ethernet Europe 2010, Light Reading's tenth Ethernet event, designed to meet the information needs of service providers and enterprises that are working out what next-generation services and applications to deploy, and what infrastructures will help them do this in the most cost-effective and productive manner. To be staged in London, April 12 & 13, admission is free for attendees meeting our prequalification criteria. For more information, or to register, click here.

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