As other telecom markets slow, Ethernet services continue to be adopted by enterprises at a rapid pace to support higher networking speeds in metro, regional, nationwide and global applications. The fastest-growing Ethernet application segments are VPLS, private lines and access to IP VPNs, while traditional applications such as Internet access and Metro LAN services also show steady growth.
"With substantial new investments in fiber infrastructure, copper aggregation technologies, switching and network interworking, carriers continue to expand their Ethernet footprints," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Revenue from each of the regional market segments – Asia/Pacific, U.S., EMEA and RoW – is expanding at a rate that's more than double those of competing technologies."
Last month, Vertical Systems Group said business Ethernet ports increased by 43 percent across the nation last year (story here).