1. Infonetics predicts $1.6B Ethernet access device market

    FierceTelecom (Dec 7 2012)

    1. Infonetics predicts $1.6B Ethernet access device market

      Brighter future for Ethernet access: Although the Ethernet access device market saw a 4 percent dip in the first half of 2012 compared to the first half of 2011, Infonetics Research forecasts that the market will top $1.6 billion by 2016. That's because Ethernet still has an important role to play in the TDM-to-IP transition, and particularly in the mobile backhaul segment. "With so many operators moving to fiber as they upgrade building sites and mobile backhaul from TDM to Ethernet, fiber-based EADs will remain a much bigger market than copper EADs," said Michael Howard, principal analyst for ...

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