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European Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market, Forecast to 2021

European Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market, Forecast to 2021

This study aims to analyse the European wholesale Ethernet services market and provide forecasts for the period from 2017 to 2021.

The proliferation of devices, increased use of cloud-based applications, video applications, and other data-hungry services are contributing to the increased bandwidth requirements of enterprises. The growth of the wholesale Ethernet services market in Europe during the forecast period (2017-2021) is expected to be driven by increased enterprise need to meet the requirements of higher-bandwidth applications such as cloud-based and data-heavy workloads. The European wholesale services market is expected to grow rapidly at a CAGR (2016–2021) of 10.9%.

Research Methodology & Scope
Frost & Sullivan conducted detailed primary interviews with leading Ethernet service providers, analysed their quarterly and annual reports, and utilized internal databases to perform a detailed revenue analysis of the wholesale market. The resulting revenue market size reflects a sum total of the estimates for individual companies.

The study highlights growth drivers and restraints for the period 2016–2021 and analyses the market from a geographic perspective. It also analyses the competitive landscape, delving into the competitive parameters in the market.

Key forecasts and analyses covered in the study include the following:

Total market (wholesale Ethernet)
• Wholesale Ethernet Segments
Service type (dedicated versus switched)
Service configuration (EPL, EVPL and E-LAN)
Port speed (10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 GigE, and 100Gbps)
Transport length (metro and long haul)
• Competitive landscape analyses (market share, market trends, provider profiles)
• Regional analyses (UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe)
• Main opportunities for growth in the market and strategic imperatives for growth and success

Key Questions This Study Will Answer:
• What is the total size of the wholesale Ethernet services market in Europe and how is it expected to grow from 2017 to 2021?
• What are the main growth drivers for Ethernet? What challenges should providers overcome to gain market share?
• How does the market grow by service type (dedicated compared to switched), by service configuration (EPL, EVPL, and E-LAN), and by port speed (10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1GigE, and 10 Gbps and 100Gbps)?
• What is the rate of Ethernet services adoption across European countries and how is this expected to change over the forecast period?
• Which are the main providers in the Ethernet services market in Europe? What are the competitive strategies adopted by providers to increase their market presence?


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Drivers and Restraints—Total Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends—Total Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Per cent Revenue Forecast by Service Type
      • Table Total Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Per cent Revenue Forecast by Service Type, Europe, 2015–2021
    • Dedicated Ethernet Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Dedicated Ethernet Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • Switched Ethernet Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Switched Ethernet Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Service Type
    • Per cent Revenue Forecast by Service Configuration
      • Table Total Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Per cent Revenue Forecast by Service Configuration, Europe, 2015–2021
    • EPL Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table EPL Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • EVPL Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table EVPL Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • E-LAN Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table E-LAN Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Service Configuration
    • Per cent Revenue Forecast by Port Speed
      • Table Total Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Per cent Revenue Forecast by Port Speed, Europe, 2015–2021
    • 10 Mbps Ethernet Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table 10 Mbps Ethernet Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • 100 Mbps Ethernet Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table 100 Mbps Ethernet Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • 1 Gigabit Ethernet Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table 1 Gigabit Ethernet Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • 10 Gbps Ethernet Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table 10 Gbps Ethernet Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • 100 Gbps Ethernet Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table 100 Gbps Ethernet Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Port Speed
    • Per cent Revenue Forecast by Transport Length
      • Table Total Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Per cent Revenue Forecast by Transport Length, Europe, 2015– 2021
    • Metro Ethernet Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Metro Ethernet Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • Long-haul Ethernet Services Segment—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Long-haul Ethernet Services Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Transport Length
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis— Total Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
    • Key Industry Participants and What to Expect
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1—High-Bandwidth Services
    • Growth Opportunity 2—Cloud Connectivity
    • Growth Opportunity 3—eBonding
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Europe Analysis
    • The UK Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market— Revenue Forecast
      • Table Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Revenue Forecast, UK, 2015–2021
    • The UK Market—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Germany Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market— Revenue Forecast
      • Table Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Revenue Forecast, Germany, 2015–2021
    • Germany Market—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • France Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market— Revenue Forecast
      • Table Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Revenue Forecast, France, 2015–2021
    • France Market—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Spain Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market— Revenue Forecast
      • Table Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Revenue Forecast, Spain, 2015–2021
    • Spain Market—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Italy Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Revenue Forecast, Italy, 2015–2021
    • Italy Market—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Benelux Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market— Revenue Forecast
      • Table Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Revenue Forecast, Benelux, 2015–2021
    • Benelux Market—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Rest of Europe Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Revenue Forecast, Rest of Europe, 2015–2021
    • Rest of Europe Market—Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word—Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe, 2016
    • Additional Sources of Information on WAN Services
    • List of Companies Included in "Others"
    • Table of Acronyms

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