Gartner Research

Forecast Analysis: Carrier Network Infrastructure, Worldwide, 2009-2016, 2Q12 Update

Published: 23 July 2012

ID: G00229938

Analyst(s): Akiyoshi Ishiwata, Kathie Hackler, Jouni Forsman , Deborah Kish , Ian Keene, Akshay K. Sharma, Joy Yang, Tina Tian, Peter Kjeldsen, Sylvain Fabre


Gartner's 2Q12 forecast for the total carrier network infrastructure market shows a compound annual growth rate of 4.5% from 2012 to 2016. This report describes the analysis behind the 2Q12 update to Gartner's forecast for the carrier network infrastructure market and analyzes the findings from it.

Table Of Contents


  • CSPs are Wary of the Uncertain Economic Climate
  • Third Generation (3G) Mobile Infrastructure is Still Being Leveraged
  • CSPs Continue to Invest in Fixed Line Access Network Technology
  • Voice Switching Control and Applications Growth Derived From Mobile
  • Service Provider Routers and Switches and Optical Transport Investments Driven by Traffic Growth
    • SPRS Adoption in Mobile Networks
    • Optical Packet Networks Become Mainstream
    • Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Will Outlive Synchronous Optical Network
    • Drop in 1Q12 Transport Sales Reflect Late-Cyclical Nature of This Segment


  • Trends in Technology
    • Pricing and Unit Shipments
  • Analysis by Region
    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Western Europe
    • Eastern Europe
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Asia/Pacific
    • Japan
  • Changed Segmentation — VSCA and Optical Transport
    • Optical Transport
    • Voice Switching Control and Applications

Market Model

  • Forecast Output Results
  • Regional Top-Down Segment Models
    • Regional Bottom-Up Segment Models
    • Fixed and Mobile Network Country Models
    • Forecast Components
    • Influencing Factors

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