Equipment market, led by Cisco, expected to rebound

Infonetics says telecom/datacom gear to recover next year

The telecom and datacom equipment market is projected to grow from $150 billion in 2008 to $195 billion in 2013, a CAGR of 5.39%, according to Infonetics Research.

The firm expects the market to contract this year compared to last, and then recover between 2010 and 2011. Cisco is the leading vendor in the market, followed by Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson, according to Infonetics.

The two largest segments of the telecom/datacom market by revenue are service provider mobile/wireless infrastructure and enterprise router/switch/wireless LAN equipment, the firm states. The three segments showing the highest growth potential are IPTV and video equipment, broadband customer premise equipment, and subscriber data, policy, and service management software.

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