The enterprise and business Ethernet services market, by several estimates, is in the process of doubling, both in terms of availability and end user spending.
In the United States, a firm’s ability to buy Ethernet services more than doubled between 2005 and 2011, according to Vertical Systems Group. Separately, Insight Research predicts that businesses and consumers will spend $44 billion on carrier Ethernet services by 2016. Infonetics Research projects end user spending on these services will double to $49 billion between 2010 and 2015.
Cloud computing is driving much of the increased spending, as enterprises essentially outsource applications from local servers to cloud-based datacenters. Also, in more and more business situations, speed is imperative. Indeed, 10 Mbps is becoming the new T-1 access. And multiples of that are required to drive larger enterprises with a need for reliable high-speed access and communication between several locations.