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European Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market

  • September 2014
  • 87 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2370844


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Growing Data Traffic and Enterprise Connectivity Will Drive Wholesale Ethernet Market

The need to meet growing demand from enterprises wanting to access newer applications, adopt cloud services, and connect multiple offices drives growth for the wholesale carrier Ethernet services market. To meet these requirements, wireline carriers, mobile carriers, Internet service providers, and data centre providers are investing in Ethernet services, which lend reliability and flexibility in connectivity. Growth of Ethernet access and mobile backhaul are market trends that are expected to contribute to the acceleration of the total market. Combining secondary and primary research, Frost & Sullivan analyzes the total market, estimates demand based on service type, studies port speed, and forecasts the growth from 2013 to 2018.

Key Findings
-The European wholesale carrier Ethernet (CE) services market is at a later stage of growth and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of % between 2013 and 2018.
-Dominated by incumbent operators and served by pan-European and regional providers, the market is expected to undergo increasing growth before it moves towards maturity by the end of the forecast period.
-Western European countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, and France lead the market, with active growth in Central and Eastern European countries. The metro Ethernet services segment is a large portion of the total market, with higher potential growth in the long-haul Ethernet services segment.
-Switched Ethernet services are expected to grow faster than the market average, to become a larger proportion of the total market. Higher bandwidth services will undergo increased growth rates as customer demand shifts upward of megabits per second (Mbps) services.
-This study provides insight into the European wholesale CE services market, estimating the market revenues, market shares, and forecasting growth for the total market and its various segments.
-The study analyses the demand for different types of Ethernet services based on the following:
oService type: switched and dedicated
oService configuration: Ethernet private line (EPL), Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL), and Ethernet local area network (E-LAN)
oPort speed: Mbps, Mbps, gigabits Ethernet (GigE), and gigabits per second (Gbps)
oTransport length: metro and long haul
oRegion: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg), Southern Europe (Spain, Italy, and Portugal) and Rest of Europe (Western European countries such as Austria, Switzerland, and Ireland and Central and Eastern European countries such as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and Hungary)

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