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Ovum is projecting that the carrier Ethernet equipment market will grow at a 8.5% CAGR during the period 2013–19, reaching $25bn by 2019. The Carrier Ethernet market includes equipment from the switching & routing, broadband access, optical networking, and microwave radio technology segments.


  • Regionally, the MEA and LAC markets are growing the fastest, while North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific are growing slower. Vendors are selling carrier Ethernet equipment to support three main applications: business services, mobile backhaul, and network infrastructure including data center interconnect.
  • The Carrier Ethernet Market is driven by strong growth in IP-enabled mobile, video, and data networks.
  • The growth in microwave packet radio is double that of Ethernet access and aggregation, while optical Ethernet transport and CESR growth moderates.

Features and Benefits

  • Forecasts the projected revenues of the carrier Ethernet market by region to 2019.
  • Forecasts the projected revenues of the carrier Ethernet market by technology to 2019.

Key questions answered

  • What equipment is used to provide carrier Ethernet?
  • Which market segments are growing and which are declining?
  • In which regions is carrier Ethernet growing the fastest?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Carrier Ethernet Equipment Market Forecast: 2014‒19
  • Methodology
  • Further reading

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