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Business Carrier Ethernet Services Market Update, 2015

Business Carrier Ethernet Services Market Update, 2015

Carrier Ethernet continues to gain acceptance among enterprises, due to the benefits it offers: scalability, reliability, and cost efficient bandwidth. U.S. market revenues exceeded $􂀀 billion in 2014, and are forecast to reach $􂀀billion in 2020.

Market migration from time division multiplexing (TDM) private lines (T1/T3/SONET) to Ethernet is fueling double digit revenue growth for both dedicated and switched Ethernet services. However, the year-over-year (YoY) growth rates are slowing down (compared to 3 years ago) due to market maturity, and the fact that Ethernet services are not as ubiquitously available as T1/T3 circuits. 2014 witnessed an increased urgency from communication service providers (CSPs) to expand their Ethernet footprint through network-to-network interconnects (E-NNI) and a renewed focus on Ethernet over Copper services. As carriers expand their network footprints to reach more customer locations, Frost & Sullivan expects the growth rates to increase.

In terms of service configurations, Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) are seeing increased growth as replacements to TDM circuits. Similarly, E-LAN services continue to see growth in key verticals, such as healthcare, government, and education, which often need multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity. Switched Ethernet, with its ability to support multiple Ethernet Virtual Circuits (EVCs) that enable service multiplexing onto a single port, has seen significant adoption in the metro markets. E-LAN services are a cost-effective and reliable alternative for customers migrating from expensive ATM and Frame Relay networks. However, demand for Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) continues to be modest, as most enterprises continue to prefer Layer 3 MPLS VPNs over VPLS for multi-site connectivity.

About this report

This study presents an in-depth analysis of the key trends impacting the Business carrier Ethernet services market, and includes market revenue forecasts (2013-2020) , ports forecasts and market share analysis. The analysis is segmented by:

Transport length (metro versus long haul)

Service type (dedicated versus switched)


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Executive Summary-CEO's Perspective
  • Market Definitions & Research Scope
    • Market Definitions
    • Research Scope
    • Notes on Revenue Forecast Segments
  • Total Business Carrier Ethernet Market Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
    • Total Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Business Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Total Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Total Market Revenue by Transport Length, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Total Business Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Percent Revenue by Transport Length, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Total Market Revenue Breakdown by Dedicated vs. Switched, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Total Business Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Revenue Breakdown by Dedicated vs. Switched, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Total Market-Dedicated Ethernet Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Business Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Dedicated Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Total Market-Switched Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Total Business Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Switched Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Total Market-Ports Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Total Business Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Ports Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Total Market-Percent Ports by Speed, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Business Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Percent Ports by Speed, U.S., 2013-2020
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Market
    • Competitive Analysis-Total Market Shares by Revenue, U.S., 2014
    • Total Market Share Comparison, U.S., 2013 & 2014
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Metro Segment Breakdown
    • Metro Segment-Total Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Metro Segment: Total Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Metro Segment-Revenue Breakdown by Switched vs. Dedicated, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Metro Segment: Revenue Breakdown by Switched vs. Dedicated, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Metro Segment-Dedicated Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Metro Segment: Dedicated Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Metro Segment-Switched Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Metro Segment: Switched Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Metro Switched Segment-Revenue Breakdown by Service Configuration, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Metro Switched Ethernet Segment: Revenue Breakdown by Service Configuration, U.S.,2013-2020
    • Metro Switched Segment-EVPL Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Metro Switched Ethernet Segment: EVPL Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Metro Switched Segment-EVP-LAN Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Metro Switched Ethernet Segment: EVP-LAN Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Metro Segment-Market Shares by Revenue, U.S., 2014
    • Metro Market Share Comparison, U.S., 2013 & 2014
  • Long Haul Segment Breakdown
    • Long Haul Segment-Total Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Long Haul Segment: Total Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Long Haul Segment-Revenue Breakdown by Dedicated vs. Switched, U.S.,2013-2020
      • Table Long Haul Segment: Revenue Breakdown by Dedicated vs. Switched, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Long Haul Segment-Dedicated Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Long Haul Segment: Dedicated Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Long Haul Segment-Switched Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Long Haul Segment: Switched Ethernet Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Long Haul Switched Segment-Revenue Breakdown by Service Configuration, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Long Haul Switched Ethernet Segment: Revenue Breakdown by Service Configuration, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Long Haul Switched Segment-EVPL Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Long Haul Switched Ethernet Segment: EVPL Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Long Haul Switched Segment-EVP-LAN/VPLS Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
      • Table Long Haul Switched Ethernet Segment: EVP-LAN/VPLS Revenue Forecast, U.S., 2013-2020
    • Long Haul Segment-Market Shares by Revenue, U.S., 2014
    • Long Haul Market Share Comparison, U.S., 2013 & 2014
  • Appendix
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed
    • Table of Acronyms Used
    • Additional Sources of Information on BCS
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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