Dell’Oro Group forecasts 40 GE and 100 GE to propel market towards $25 billion in 2015

Date: Tue, 02/01/2011 - 13:22 Source: Dell’Oro Group press department

1000 Mbps Ethernet Switches to account for less than half of market revenues by 2015
Dell’Oro Group forecasts 40 GE and 100 GE to propel market towards $25 billion in 2015 Alan Weckel, Director of Dell’Oro Group

According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications and networking industries, the L2-3 Ethernet Switch market is forecast to approach $25 billion in 2015, with the future growth being driven primarily from sales of Ethernet switches optimized for larger data center deployments.  By 2015, it is expected that over half the revenue in this market will be comprised by speeds greater than 1000 Mbps.
“40 GE and 100 GE switches will be an important growth driver for the Ethernet switch market for the rest of the decade,” said Alan Weckel, Director of Dell’Oro Group.  “In the outer years of our forecast, we believe 40 GE will not only be used in the aggregation layer, but will begin to penetrate the server access market as well,” stated Weckel.
The report also shows that within the Modular segment, 40 GE is anticipated to account for more then 10 percent of Modular revenue by 2015.  Vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Arista, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, Enterasys, Extreme, Force 10, HP, and Juniper all have current or announced Ethernet Switch offerings that are capable of supporting 40 GE on Modular platforms.

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