The growing use of carrier Ethernet services has contributed to revenue growth in the switches and routers market, according to new figures.
Infonetics Research's Service Provider Routers and Switches report has revealed that combined worldwide revenue from IP-related routers, carrier Ethernet switches and multiservice ATM rose five per cent in the second quarter of 2010
The study also suggested that, year-on-year, the market enjoyed an 11 per cent rise, despite a drop in multiservice ATM solutions to $3.1 billion (£2 billion).
Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst for carrier and data center networks at Infonetics Research, said that Europe's market is currently "in a holding pattern".
He added: "Although Europe, Middle East and Africa router spending was flat sequentially, it was up a nice 13 per cent year-over-year."
Earlier this year, a study by Infonetics Research revealed that the IP MPLS VPN and Ethernet services markets grew throughout the economic downturn in 2009, as companies aimed to take advantage of the efficiency benefits of such solutions.