Global Metro Ethernet Industry

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NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Metro Ethernet industry

This report analyzes the Global market for Metro Ethernet in US$ Million by following Equipment Type - Switch, Multi-Service Positioning Platform, Routing, and Metro Wave Division Multiplexing. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 107 companies including 3Com Corporation, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Inc., Bell Canada, Brocade Communications Systems, Cisco Systems, Inc., Cogent Communications, Inc., Extreme Networks, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Global Crossing Limited, HP ProCurve Networking, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Level 3 Communications, Inc., Nortel Networks Corporation, Optimum Lightpath, Inc., Qwest Communications International, Inc., Reliance Globalcom Ltd., Singapore Telecommunications Limited, Tata Communications Ltd., tw telecom, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., and ZTE Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.





Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Metro Ethernet I-3

Metro Ethernet Equipment I-4

1. Ethernet Switch I-4

2. Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) I-4

3. Router I-4

4. Metro Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (Metro WDM) I-4




Metro Ethernet - An Integral Element of Telecommunications

Industry II-2

Current & Future Analysis II-2

Metro Ethernet Sees Demand from Carriers II-2

Increased Bandwidth Needs Drive Demand for Metro Ethernet

Services II-3

Last-Mile Connection - The Icing On The Cake II-3

Ethernet Switch Market Scenario II-3

Enterprise Segment Dominates Ethernet Market II-4

Table 1: World Ethernet Switch Market (2007 & 2008):

Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Segment for Enterprise,

Service Provider, and Consumer (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-4

Growth in IP Traffic to Remain Intact II-4

Streaming Video - A Major Growth Driver II-5

Enterprise Ethernet and Application Switch Market II-5

Table 2: World Enterprise Ethernet and Application Switch

Market (2008 & 2009): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by

Switch Type for Ethernet Switch and Application Switch II-6

Optical Networking Infrastructure to Grow II-6

Carrier Ethernet Extends Efficient Broadband Pricing II-6

Service Provider Market II-6

Table 3: World Service Provider Router and Carrier Ethernet

Switch Market (2008 & 2009): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues

by Segment for Edge Router, Core Router, and Carrier Ethernet

Switch (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7


Carriers Desire to Provide Triple Play Services Drives Metro

Ethernet Demand II-8

Bandwidth Demand Drives Metropolitan Area Network II-8

Metro Ethernet Internet Access to Expand in Newly Developing

Areas II-8

Factors Driving Market Growth II-8

Increasing Bandwidth Requirements II-8

Increase in MAN Terminations in Buildings II-9

Growing Need to Minimize Expenditures and Improve Service

Revenues II-9


Ethernet Switching Market II-10

Table 4: World Ethernet Switch Market (2008): Percentage

Breakdown of Revenues by Vendor for Cisco, HP ProCurve,

3Com/H3C, Nortel, Huawei, Brocade, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

High-Performance Ethernet Switching Market II-10

Table 5: World High-Performance Ethernet Switching Market

(2008): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Vendor for

Cisco, HP ProCurve, Nortel, Brocade, 3Com/H3C, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Carrier Ethernet Switching Market II-11

Table 6: World Carrier Ethernet Switching Market (2008):

Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Vendor for Cisco, Huawei,

ZTE, Fujitsu, Extreme, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-11


Ethernet II-12

Various Names of Ethernet Services II-12

Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) II-12

Carrier Ethernet II-12

Metro Area Network (MAN) II-13

Applications of Ethernet in MAN II-13

Consumer Ethernet II-13

Business Ethernet II-13

Metro Ethernet II-13

Metro Ethernet Equipment II-14

Ethernet Switch II-14

Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) II-14

Router II-15

Types of Routers II-15

Metro Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (Metro WDM) II-16

WDM Systems II-16

Conventional WDM systems II-16

Dense WDM (DWDM) II-16

Coarse WDM (CWDM) II-16

Metro Ethernet Network Services II-16

Ethernet Line Service (E-Line Service) II-16

Ethernet LAN Service (E-LAN Service) II-17


Ethernet on the First Mile (EMF) II-17

Access Services Offered by Metro Ethernet II-17

High-Bandwidth Data Services II-17

Voice Services II-17

Video on Demand Services II-17

Triple Play Services II-17

Advantages with Metro Ethernet II-18

To the Service Provider II-18

Utilization of the Existing Infrastructure II-18

Price Differentiation II-18

Low Operating Costs II-18

Table 7: Factors Contributing to Low Operating Costs with

Ethernet II-18

Multiple Revenue Streams from One Single Interface II-19

To the Subscriber II-19

Restraints II-19

Major Metro Ethernet Technologies II-19

Metro Ethernet System II-19

Pure Ethernet MANs II-20

Limitations II-20

MAC Address Overflow II-20

Weak Network Stability II-21

Limited Traffic Engineering II-21

Applications II-21

SONET/SDH Based Ethernet MANs II-21

MPLS Based Ethernet MANs II-22

Advantages II-22

Resiliency II-22

Scalability II-22

End-to-End OAM II-22

Multiprotocol Convergence II-22

Metro Ethernet Internet Access (MEIA) II-22

History II-23


Extreme Networks Introduces BlackDiamond® 20804 Ethernet

Transport Switch II-24

Fujitsu Develops SR-S348TC1 Ethernet Switch II-24

Extreme Networks to Unveil BlackDiamond 8800 Modular Switch II-24

Global Crossing Introduces Global Crossing EtherSphere(TM) Services II-25

Tata Communications and Etisalat Launch Advanced Communication

Services II-25

Optimum Lightpath Launches First Ethernet-based Virtual

Private Ring Service II-26

Extreme Networks Introduces Summit® X650 10 Gb Fixed Switch II-26

Comtrol Launches RocketLinx(TM) Series Industrial Ethernet Switches II-26

ZTE Introduces ZXR10 5900E and ZXR10 3900E Ethernet Switches II-27

Alcatel-Lucent Rolls Out 100 Gigabit Ethernet Service II-27

BT Group Unveils EFM Technology II-28

ECI Telecom Launches BroadGate-64 MSPP II-28

Zarlink Semiconductor Extends Synchronous Ethernet Portfolio II-29

Nortel Launches New Ethernet Routing Switch 5600 Series II-29

Sorrento Networks Introduces 10 Gigabit Optical Ethernet

Transport Line Card II-29

Global Crossing Launches EtherExtend(SM) Flex Service II-30

Transmode Unveils New Layer 2 Ethernet Plug-in Units II-30

Transmode Launches 8G XFP Optics Modules II-31

Pangaea Networks Introduces PANMetro Ethernet Service II-31

RAD Data Communications Unveils ETX-204A II-31

Enterasys Introduces S-Series Ethernet Switch II-32

Huawei Technologies Produces 100 Gigabit Ethernet Prototype II-32

Cisco Unveils Cisco® Aggregation Services Router 9000 II-33

Cisco Unveils New Carrier Ethernet Solutions II-34

StarHub and Hutchison Global Communications Launch IE Service II-34

National Instruments Launches 10 Ethernet and Wi-Fi Data

Acquisition Devices II-35

DTC Communications Uses FLASHWAVE® 4000 MSSPs to Deploy Metro

Ethernet Network II-35

Verizon Business Rolls Out NG SONET Enhancement for Metro

Ethernet II-36

ECI Telecom Unveils 9700 Series of CESRs and 9200 Series of CEAPs II-37

Huawei Launches CX380 Metro Services Platform (MSP) V100R001 II-37

Sorrento Networks Launches GigaMux 6400 Management System

Version 1.5 II-38

Alcatel-Lucent Introduces Metro Wavelength Division Multiplexing II-38

Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades 7342 ISAM FTTU System II-39

ADVA Optical Networking Launches Flexible Remote Node II-39

Extreme Networks Introduces BlackDiamond® 20808 II-39

Telrad Networks Launches TAG-12 Carrier Ethernet Demarcation

Device II-40

Redback Networks Introduces Smart Ethernet Switches II-40

Integrated Photonics Technology Introduces MSP-1GE II-40

Nextlink Wireless Introduces Ethernet Service II-41

Wintegra Introduces WinIP Family II-41

LG-Nortel and Nortel Introduce Innovative Ethernet Access

Solution II-41

Vitesse Semiconductor Unveils SparX-II-24(TM) and SparX-II-16(TM)

Switch-on-a-Chip Devices II-42

Tellabs Launches New Tellabs 7300 Series of Metro Ethernet

Switches II-43

Applied Micro Circuits Introduces PEMAQUID II-43

Dune Networks Unveils FAP11V and FAP21V SAND Chipsets II-44

Silk telecom to Introduce Metro Ethernet Network II-44

Huawei Technologies Introduces Intelligent Multi-Service WDM

Platform II-45

Edgewater Networks Unveils EdgeMarc 200 Series Access Routers II-45

VSNL Rolls Out Dedicated Global Ethernet Service for

Australian Market II-46

Tellabs Introduces WDM version of Tellabs 6325 Edge Node II-46


Extreme Networks Takes Over Soapstone Networks II-47

Alentus Acquires Route Sense II-47

Ciena Purchases Assets of Metro Ethernet Networks Division of

Nortel Network II-47

Atheros Communications Acquires Intellon II-48

NetLogic Microsystems Merges with RMI II-48

Turin Networks and Force10 Networks® Merge II-49

Huawei Technologies to Acquire Metro Ethernet Networks II-49

Patton Acquires Technology and Product Rights to OnSite S10 II-49

Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks to Form Joint Venture II-49

Extreme Networks Partners with Scale Computing to Deliver

Cost-Effective Storage and Networking Solutions II-50

NEC and Transmode Enter into Reseller Partnership II-50

Wi-Net Technology and Telekom Malaysia Ink Wholesale Ethernet

Service Agreement II-50

PT Indosat and Biznet Networks Sign Cooperation Agreement II-51

Level 3 Communications Expands Relationship with Telekenex II-51

Level 3 Communications Extends Relationship with i/o Data Centers II-52

Level 3 Communications Expands Relationship with First

Commercial Bank of Florida II-52

Nortel Inks New Contracts in Latin America and Caribbean II-52

ADVA Optical Networking Selects Network Processor of Xelerated II-53

AboveNet Communications Selects Telx II-53

RCN Metro Optical Networks Delivers Ethernet Transport and

Connectivity Services to Avatar Trading Group II-53

Neos Networks Installs Sorrento Products II-53

inexio Deploys ADVA DWDM Technology II-54

ECI Telecom Selects PMC-Sierra's Devices II-54

Romtelecom Selects ZTE to Establish 800G National Backbone WDM

Network II-54

Telefonica Selects Huawei Metro Ethernet Platform II-55

Mediaset Opts for Alcatel-Lucent's M-Tube Optical Infrastructure II-55

SureWest Communications Selects Adtran Metro Ethernet Solutions II-55

Kentucky Data Link Opts for Transmode TM-Series Solutions II-55

PLDT Buys Stake in Manila Electric II-56

Qwest Communications Bags Contract from Utah State Government II-56

Kyrgyztelecom Selects Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation

Services Router II-56

tw telecom Establishes Metro Ethernet-Powered Network for

Kansas City Star II-57

SDN Communications Selects CESR SR9700 Carrier Ethernet Switch

Router Platform II-57

Nu-Age Managed Services Selects Optimum Lightpath as Telecom

Provider II-57

Qwest Communications to Offer Broadband Service for Colorado

Telehealth Network II-58

LG-Nortel Takes Over Novera Optics II-58

Optimum Lightpath Acquires 4Connections II-58

Intel Acquires NetEffect II-59

Alcatel-Lucent Takes Over Motive II-59

TranSwitch Purchases Centillium Communications II-59

Graham Partners Takes Over B&B Electronics II-59

Ciena Acquires World Wide Packets II-60

Siemens' Enterprise Communications Group Enters into Joint

Venture with The Gores Group II-60

Nakina Systems and ANDA Networks Ink Partnership Agreement II-60

Nortel Expands Partnership with Anda Networks II-61

VarData and MRV Communications Enter into Reseller Partnership II-61

Hatteras Networks and ATL Enter into Partnership II-62

Applied Micro Circuits Teams Up with Marvell II-62

Chunghwa Telecom Inks Contract with Alcatel-Lucent II-62

Huawei Technologies to Build Optical Transport Network for

China Unicom II-63

KUB Malaysia and Telekom Malaysia Enter into Contracts II-63

AT&T Signs Agreement with City of Evansville and Vanderburgh

County II-63

Paul Hastings Selects Managed Premium Internet and Managed WAN

Ethernet Services of Reliance Globalcom II-63

Reliance Globalcom Selects Juniper to Upgrade Metro Ethernet

Network II-64

Philadelphia University Chooses Managed Metro Ethernet

Services of Reliance Globalcom II-64

SingTel Receives Metro Ethernet Forum Certification for

Carrier Ethernet Services II-64

Nortel Metro Ethernet to Provide Reconstruction Work for

Shanghai ShenTong II-65

FiberNet Telecom Group Extends Network to Miami and Chicago II-65

Entanet International Associates with Global Crossing

Ethersphere(TM) Service to Offer Benefits of ADSL2+ Broadband II-65

Level 3 Communications to Offer Primary Connectivity for Texas

Education Telecommunications Network II-66

Kyivstar Enhances Optical Network II-66

tw telecom Extends Telecommunications Services to Ascentium II-66

Time Warner Telecom Installs Metro Ethernet Connectivity at

Oregon Clinics II-67

China Cable Television Network's Selects Nortel's Metro

Ethernet Solution II-67

Bezeq Opts for Alcatel-Lucent's Metro Ethernet Solutions II-67

China Telecom Selects Huawei Technologies for 40Gbps WDM

Transmission Network II-68

Ericsson Bags Contract from Telekom Malaysia Berhad II-68

Verizon Telecom Selects Nortel Metro Ethernet Routing Switch II-68

M-net Telekommunikations Opts for ADVA Optical Networking

Solutions II-68

Embarq Selects Ciena's CN 4200 FlexSelect Transport Solution II-69

OnePartner Selects Embarq's Metro Ethernet Solution II-69

Extreme Networks Joins The Green Grid Consortium II-69

XO Communications Accelerates Ethernet-based IP Services

Deployment II-69

Reliance Communications Acquires Yipes Holdings II-70

Yipes Enterprises Services Inks Agreement with TeraGate II-70


3Com Corporation (US) II-72

Alcatel-Lucent (France) II-72

AT&T, Inc. (US) II-72

Bell Canada (Canada) II-73

Brocade Communications Systems (US) II-73

Cisco Systems, Inc. (US) II-74

Cogent Communications, Inc. (US) II-74

Extreme Networks, Inc. (US) II-74

Fujitsu Limited (Japan) II-75

Global Crossing Limited (Bermuda) II-75

HP ProCurve Networking (US) II-76

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd (China) II-76

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (US) II-76

Nortel Networks Corporation (Canada) II-77

Optimum Lightpath, Inc. (US) II-77

Qwest Communications International, Inc. (US) II-77

Reliance Globalcom Ltd. (UK) II-78

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singapore) II-78

Tata Communications Ltd. (India) II-79

tw telecom, Inc. (US) II-79

Verizon Communications, Inc. (US) II-80

ZTE Corporation (China) II-80


Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Metro Ethernet Market by Equipment Type - Switch,

Multi-Service Positioning Platform, Routing and Metro Wave

Division Multiplexing Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for Metro Ethernet Market

by Equipment Type - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for

Switch, Multi-Service Positioning Platform, Routing and Metro

Wave Division Multiplexing Markets for Years 2006, 2009 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82



Market Analysis II-83

Current & Future Analysis II-83

By Revenues II-83

By Number of Ports II-83

Table 10: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Retail Metro Ethernet Market by Service Type - E-Line,

Ethernet Access, and E-LAN Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 11: US 10-Year Perspective for Retail Metro Ethernet

Market by Service Type - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues

for E-Line, Ethernet Access, and E-LAN Markets for Years

2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 12: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Retail Metro Ethernet Market by Service Type - E-Line,

Ethernet Access, and E-LAN Markets Independently Analyzed

with Number of Ports for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 13: US 10-Year Perspective for Retail Metro Ethernet

Market by Service Type - Percentage Breakdown of Number of

Ports for E-Line, Ethernet Access, and E-LAN Markets for

Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-85

Metro Ethernet on Rise II-86

Market for Ethernet Services to Expand II-86

Retail Business Ethernet Services Market Expands II-86

Competitive Scenario II-87

Table 14: US Retail Business Ethernet Services Market (2008):

Percentage Breakdown of Number of Ports by Company for AT&T,

Verizon, tw telecom, Cox, Qwest, Cogent, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87


Market Analysis II-88

Table 15: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Metro Ethernet Services Market Analyzed with Number of

Subscribers in Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88


Total Companies Profiled: 107 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 110)


Region/Country Players


The United States 66

Canada 5

Japan 1

Europe 12

France 1

Germany 1

The United Kingdom 4

Spain 1

Rest of Europe 5

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 21

Middle East 5


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