Ethernet bandwidth projected to exceed 75% of total global business bandwidth by 2017.
BOSTON, MA, OCTOBER 23, 2013 — Following a key tipping point for Carrier Ethernet last year, another significant milestone is approaching, according to latest analysis from Vertical Systems Group. In 2012, global bandwidth purchased for business Ethernet surpassed installed legacy services bandwidth for the first time. Refer to Global Ethernet Bandwidth Surges As Legacy Networks Migrate To Higher Speeds.
“Market demand is heightening this year for higher capacity Ethernet connectivity,” said Rosemary Cochran, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “Propelled by purchases of 1 Gbps and 10+ Gbps services, Carrier Ethernet will contribute more than 75% of total global business bandwidth by 2017. Given that legacy services accounted for the majority of business data bandwidth utilized worldwide during the past decade, this upcoming milestone underscores how substantially Ethernet is transforming the wide area networking landscape.”