Week In Research: Deutsche Telekom rules Germany's DSL market

DT dominantes DSL: Deutsche Telekom in 2009 remained the dominant DSL player among the top six providers in Germany, a BuddeComm report finds. The country has about 25 million fixed broadband subscribers, a number expected to grow to just over 29 million by the end of 2011. Report summary.

Ethernet services thrive: Ethernet services continued to grow in 2009 despite a tough economy, according to an Infonetics Research report. Worldwide, service providers generated $20.8 billion, a 23 percent increase over 2008. Story.

CDN prices decline: Frost and Sullivan analyst Dan Rayburn said the decline in video content delivery network (CDN) prices has slowed, from 40-45 percent in 2009 to 25 percent by the end of 2010, while traffic will spike up to 50 percent--which bodes well for providers hoping to improve their margins, he adds. Story.

Juniper dominates the LAN: Gartner Research has placed Juniper Networks in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise LAN. Juniper made the "Challenger" category "based on the company's ability to execute and completeness of vision in the LAN switching market." News release.

Broadband Rising: Broadband-enabled households in the United States will need almost 1 Terabyte of storage by 2014, a new report from Parks Associates says, with much of that due to video and DVR downloads. With nearly 50 percent of those households already making regular backups of data locally or online, an opportunity exists for network-attached storage providers. "Companies marketing network-attached storage (NAS) and home server devices should target high-use consumers such as videophiles and music enthusiasts and demonstrate the ease with which these products protect against loss of critical data.," says Pietro Macchiarella, research analyst, Parks Associates. News release.

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