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^ip4g^
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12/2/2013 | 1:33:25 AM
Re: makes sense, right?
what is the share of AlcaLu, Juniper and Huawei in terms of %

Has Ericsson managed to break in to the rank yet !?
Shantanu Bhattacharya
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Shantanu Bhattacharya,
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11/30/2013 | 3:17:42 AM
Re: makes sense, right?
Thanks for the report. Awaiting more reports and insight on "Market in turmoil"  & "Things are getting very very interesting".
victorblake
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victorblake,
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11/29/2013 | 7:48:44 PM
Re: makes sense, right?
Agreed (about low cost of commodity L2 only switches). This particular reports references "Carrier Ethernet" which presumably includes carrier ethernet specific 802.1 and 802.3 features -- such as link aggregation, discovery protocols, priority tagging, and likely provider bridging (and possibly PBB) functionality -- so while I agree with your statement -- it does seem that this report is referring to higher end switches. Perhaps Ray could clarify what's included in the context of the report. (If so, thanks in advance for doing so).
brookseven
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11/29/2013 | 7:24:26 PM
Re: makes sense, right?
 

There are also whole classes of low end switches for which SDN will be a huge cost increase.  Price per Gigabit at wirespeed at the low end will do a lot better on dedicated switches.

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victorblake
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victorblake,
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11/29/2013 | 6:23:56 PM
Re: makes sense, right?
Or it could be that no one is actually using SDN ... That would also make sense as to why it has no impact on router and switch sales. At the very least we should agree SDN is a deployable technology for carriers (we'll assume non-Internet data centers could use SDN technology in isolated islands).
DOShea
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11/29/2013 | 10:16:06 AM
Re: makes sense, right?
Really seems like SDN has to slow down hardware purchases somewhat, or at least throw them into havoc for a few quarters. I wonder how much the analysts at various firms are eyeing a second set of projections if that starts to happen.
Ray@LR
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11/29/2013 | 7:17:39 AM
makes sense, right?
It would be a massive concern if, in a world where data traffic is growing and dominating and where mobile operators are shifting to IP infrastructures, sales of routers and ethernet gear to telcos were not rising each year. 

Butthe market is in turmoil, right? so anything could happen in the coming years in terms of mix and deployment strategies.

Things are getting very, very interesting...


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