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Carrier Ethernet Growth Will Be Slow And Steady, Study Finds

The availability of metropolitan-area Ethernet services from most major data service providers will drive the industry, which is expected to bring in $1.4 billion this year.

The carrier Ethernet market is expected to grow to nearly $6 billion by 2012, according to a report released Monday.

Insight Research announced this week that the availability of metropolitan-area Ethernet services from most major data service providers will drive the industry, which is expected to bring in $1.4 billion this year.

Insight Research's report, "Carrier Ethernet Services 2007-2012," defines carrier or public Ethernet as any Layer 2 public network carrier that extends Ethernet beyond the LAN and connects to customers through Ethernet interfaces.

That encompasses transparent or native LAN, Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, GigE, metro Ethernet, Ethernet private line (EPL), Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL), Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN), Ethernet access, and virtual private LAN service (VPLS), among others. Ethernet sales between points within a metro area have accounted for the largest market share, but that is about to change with the introduction of long-haul Layer2 VPNs, according to Insight.

The E-LAN service grew the fastest in the carrier Ethernet space because the economic advantages of Ethernet increase exponentially in relation to the number of points connected (rather than increasing proportionally), Robert Rosenberg, president of Insight Research, said in a prepared statement.

"Though we expect to see an accelerating pace of Ethernet adoption across the board, we aren't ready to predict that Ethernet is ready to take over the world," he said. "Generally speaking, private line and frame relay customers aren't ready to or interested in deserting longstanding services, so the migration to Ethernet is going to be slow and steady."

The 145-page report analyzes spending and use patterns, regional domain, and various bandwidth levels.

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