Internet Equipment Market Forecasts
Evolution Of Market Needs,
Market Growth Dynamics,
Fundamental Requirements For The Internet,
Selected Leading Vendor Positioning
The reliable circuit switched telecommunications network is of value. It will not go away. The Internet needs the 5 nines of reliability offered by the telecommunications backbone. Existing equipment and backbones will evolve into the cloud architecture, supporting packet transmission of voice and data.
Worldwide Internet telecommunications equipment markets at $25.2 billion in 2002 are expected to reach $67.9 billion by 2008
IP call control is being implemented by a combination of voice over IP routers, softswitches, and blade servers from the computer industry.These markets account for 26% of Internet equipment markets by 2008. These systems work by having softswitch software provide the call routing functionality that is now provided by a circuit switch. Blade servers at $1,000 per processor provide enormous price performance advantages over existing proprietary voice switch hardware. The blade servers come with a backplane that simplifies wiring and a router in the enclosure.
Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries.Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services.She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.
Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications.She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing.She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets.Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.
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