Carrier Ethernet Switch, Router Market Stabilizes
According to the Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router Quarterly Market Tracker service published by Heavy Reading, the global CESR market is expected to continue its recovery in 2010. As noted in this PR Newswire release, strong sequential CESR revenue growth for Cisco, Brocade, Extreme, and Ciena fueled a sequential increase in North American sales in 1Q10, according to CESR Quarterly Market Tracker estimates.
"Worldwide sales of carrier Ethernet switch/routers (CESRs) grew 14 percent year-over-year to $492 million in the first quarter of 2010, according to the Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router Quarterly Market Tracker service published by Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), the market research division of TechWeb's Light Reading. Heavy Reading projects the global CESR market will continue its recovery in 2010 due to increased signs of stabilization and underlying market fundamentals favoring a shift from legacy Sonet/SDH networks toward high-performance carrier Ethernet/MPLS-based networks.
"'Although intense competition and the sluggish global economy has taken some wind out of CESR sales during the past two years, we continue to see indisputable, growing demand from network operators to deploy next-generation carrier Ethernet platforms to support business, wholesale, residential triple-play/VoD, and increasingly mobile backhaul applications,' said Stan Hubbard, Senior Analyst for Heavy Reading and author of the CESR Quarterly Market Tracker. 'We expect the CESR market to have a combined annual growth rate of nearly 10 percent between 2009 and 2014, reaching $2.94 billion at the end of this period.'"