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Ethernet Services & The Channel: State of the Market 2012

The buzz around carrier Ethernet is understandable. Ethernet is highly scalable, extending from megabit to gigabit speeds to accommodate growing bandwidth demand. In addition, Ethernet offers the flexibility to order incremental bandwidth in much more granular chunks than is available with circuits. These alone are attractive traits, but they are shored up by the fact that Ethernet is a familiar and simple network technology and that its ubiquity in the LAN gives it a lower cost basis than other technologies. Ethernet services are in increasing demand by business. Channel partners — agents, VARs, dealers, systems integrators, consultants and MSPs — are in a position to help customers fill that need. This "State of the Market" report reveals:

  • Channel adoption of Ethernet services
  • Channel revenue from Ethernet services in 2011 and projections for 2012
  • Channel sales of Ethernet services by type, speed and application