Global Ethernet Bandwidth Surges As Legacy Networks Migrate To Higher Speeds

Bandwidth purchased for higher speed Carrier Ethernet services has surpassed Legacy bandwidth based on global installations.

BOSTON, MA, OCTOBER 25, 2012 — Global bandwidth purchased for business Ethernet service connections has surged past the volume of bandwidth utilized for legacy data services, according to latest analysis from Vertical Systems Group. This bandwidth crossover milestone was reached in the U.S. market in 2011. Connection speeds available for Ethernet services range from sub-10 Mbps rates to above 10 Gbps.


“Global growth for legacy bandwidth is flattening, while Ethernet bandwidth continues to mount at a healthy double-digit pace,” said Rosemary Cochran, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “Enterprises throughout the world are stepping up the migration of their legacy network applications to Ethernet, driven by increasing availability of Ethernet services, lower bandwidth costs, and more flexible bandwidth scalability. Applications contributing to the bandwidth surge include data backup/disaster recovery, high definition video, cloud computing, mobile backhaul and industry-specific applications.”

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