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Companies shifting to Ethernet/IP-based tech, says report

Posted: 07 Aug 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Frost & Sullivan? World Metro Area Network? Ethernet? XX? XX?

The MAN test equipment market earned a revenue of $592 million in 2004 and is forecasted to reach $1.1 billion in 2011, according to the recent report from Frost & Sullivan on the global metro area network (MAN) test equipment market.

According to the report, most of the companies are shifting from legacy technology to Ethernet and IP-based technology due to convenience and cost savings. Many of the large enterprises have their own private networks, which can be used to carry voice along with the data already carried. This enables them to cut costs and avoid termination fees, which they need to pay telecom service providers and carriers. And with the widespread adoption of Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10GbE and IP services, said Frost & Sullivan, there is expected to be more demand for the MAN test equipment over the forecasted period.

"The emergence of these new technologies has been driven by the increasing significance of data traffic in these networks and the inability of the current network infrastructure to carry this type of data in an efficient enough manner," commented Frost & Sullivan research analyst Olga Yashkova. "To overcome this challenge, test equipment vendors in the R&D space need to size the potential of each technology and players in the I&M space need to provide test equipment to test all the new as well as legacy technologies seamlessly."

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