The high-bandwidth Ethernet market--services at 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps and beyond--is poised for big things in the years ahead. Growth is expected despite poor macroeconomic indicators that suggest lower enterprise IT spending, according to a new Infonetics Reasearch report. Service and equipment revenues for this particular segment will hit almost $9.5 billion by the end of 2008, with demand headed upward in the next four years.
That's good news for many carriers, especially Verizon Business, which just announced standardization for 10 Gbps service and made great strides testing 100 Gbps network capabilities. 100G may become a factor by 2012 or 2013.
Network World reports on the report
Verizon and Level 3 are pushing toward 100G
Could 40G systems be passed over by some?