By Marc Lippe, Director, Worldwide Field and Corporate Marketing, InfoVista
In this month’s round-up of industry news, issues and updates, we feature articles about spending on Carrier Ethernet services, the promise of LTE and growth in wireless backhaul.
- Within the next five years, spending on Carrier Ethernet services will rise to $47 billion, according to Insight Research. However, by 2017, year over year spending growth on Ethernet services is expected to gradually stall and the annual revenue growth rate will drop to half of what it is today. Although the ongoing migration of wireless backhaul cell sites from TDM to Ethernet has driven backhaul growth in recent years, this stagnation is likely going to be a result of increasing LTE deployments.
FierceBroadbandWireless –Survey: LTE to Turn Around Operators’ Sagging Fortunes – August 15th
- A recent Infonetics Research survey of communications service providers (CSPs) found that LTE is expected to help operators shake global economic gloom. In fact, LTE will bring higher average revenue per user (ARPU) and a significant growth in spectrum efficiency to help CSPs increase revenue and improve quality of service.
FierceTelecom – Wireless Backhaul to be a $9B Market by 2016, Says Dell’Oro – August 15th
- According to forecasts from Dell’Oro Group, the mobile backhaul market is forecast to reach $9 billion by 2016. This growth will come as a result of LTE deployments and overall migration to IP infrastructure, which is creating a healthy market opportunity for CSPs.
What are your thoughts on these industry updates and issues? Do you think spending on Carrier Ethernet services will actually decrease in the future? Will LTE help CSPs increase revenue? Do you think the industry can expect to see growth in the next 10 years in the wireless backhaul market? We’re looking forward to your feedback!
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