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Infonetics: Ethernet 10G and 100G Service Revenue Set to Grow 300% by 2018

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 Ethernet and IP MPLS VPN Services report, which analyzes the market for wholesale and retail Ethernet services and managed and unmanaged layer 2 and layer 3 IP MPLS VPN services.


“Ethernet services continued to gain momentum in 2013, easily outpacing IP MPLS VPN services. Both segments are growing at a healthy clip and will continue to do so, with Ethernet services growing about twice as fast as IP MPLS VPNs through 2017,” reports Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier networks and co-founder of Infonetics Research.

Howard adds: “Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies will change the way service providers operate their networks and, more important, how they deliver services. The biggest change will come in the types of security services offered over IP MPLS VPNs and Ethernet services—for example, firewalls, SSL VPNs, intrusion detection, parental controls—and the pace at which they’re made available.”


  • The combined global Ethernet services and IP MPLS VPN services markets totaled $62.6 billion in 2013, up 12% from the year prior
  • Keeping the momentum going are cloud services accessed via IP VPNs, Ethernet services, and mobile backhaul transport over Ethernet services
  • Revenue from Ethernet services delivered on 10GE and 100GE is forecast by Infonetics to grow 300% between 2013 and 2018
  • In 2013, Asia Pacific made up the biggest share of Ethernet services revenue and will continue to do so through 2018


Available on-demand now: Infonetics analyst Michael Howard hosts NFV: An Easier Initial Target Than SDN?, a free event for operators exploring use cases, lessons learned, and recommendations for developing NFV projects:


Clients, log in to join Michael Howard June 24 at noon EDT for his live IP MPLS VPN and Ethernet services market recap and outlook, or view on-demand: www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=870.


Infonetics’ annual IP MPLS VPN and Ethernet services report provides market size, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for wholesale and retail Ethernet services (Internet and WAN access, E-LINE, E-LAN services) by speed, and managed and unmanaged layer 2 and layer 3 IP MPLS VPN services. Data is presented by country (U.S., Canada) and region: North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Asia Pacific, CALA (Caribbean, Latin America) and worldwide. To buy report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.



Download Infonetics’ 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at www.infonetics.com/login.


Visit www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • NFV: An Easier Initial Target Than SDN? (View on-demand)
  • Unlocking Revenues with Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Wholesale Ethernet Access (View on-demand)
  • NFV: The Nitty Gritty (View on-demand)
  • Making Your Network Run Hotter With SDN (Sept. 4: Sponsor)
  • SDN and NFV Roundup of Trials and Deployments (Oct. 23: Sponsor)


N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard [email protected] +1-408-583-3335

N.A. (East, Midwest), L. America, EMEA: Scott Coyne [email protected] +1-408-583-3395

Greater China, SE Asia, India: 大中华区 Jeffrey Song [email protected] +86-21-3919-8505

Japan 日本 Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics [email protected] +81-3-6408-5566

South Korea 대한민국 Doug Moon, MBAP [email protected], +82-2-3453-9400


Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize and compete effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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