Friday, 14 December 2018

The rise of Ethernet

By Alison Adams, ntl:Telewest Business
Tuesday 15 September 09

'In most circumstances Ethernet is the best way of delivering symmetrical access without eye-watering investment.'

Ethernet has gradually matured over the past 20 years, moving out of the Local Area Network (LAN), into the Metro Area Network (MAN), and now into the Wide Area Network (WAN). Whilst its geographical reach has grown, so has the bandwidth and service flexibility it can provide, resulting in a steady rise in the uptake of Ethernet services. Recent statistics released by Infonetics Research reveal that sales of worldwide Ethernet services are growing at an annual rate of 24%, and that Ethernet equipment sales globally will grow to $29.5 billion in 2011 from US$14.2 billion in 2007, representing 20% annual growth. Thanks to its versatility, Ethernet appeals to a wide variety of organisations. The technology is especially suited to those organisations wishing to retain control over their IP routing…

Ethernet has gradually matured over the past 20 years, moving out of the Local Area Network (LAN), into the Metro Area Network (MAN), and now into the Wide Area Network (WAN). Whilst its geographical reach has grown, so has the bandwidth and service flexibility it can provide, resulting in a steady rise in the uptake of Ethernet services. Recent statistics released by Infonetics Research reveal that sales of worldwide Ethernet services are growing at an annual rate of 24%, and that Ethernet equipment sales globally will grow to $29.5 billion in 2011 from US$14.2 billion in 2007, representing 20% annual growth. Thanks to its versatility, Ethernet appeals to a wide variety of organisations. The technology is especially suited to those organisations wishing to retain control over their IP routing…

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