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Ethernet Evolution: Market and Technology: Current and Future Trends

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  • October 2006
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Ethernet-based technologies have dominated the market for support of multiple data services with various rates and types of networks (Enterprise, MAN, Core), and Ethernet has become a data transmission standard. The installed base of Ethernet networks is larger than any other alternative technology deployment in the upper spectrum of data rates, mainly due to simplicity of the Ethernet standards and the cost-efficiency of equipment.

After years of decline requirements for bandwidth, we are witnessing now renew of interest and growing demand for IP applications and streaming video. It is common opinion that video is becoming the major bandwidth driver, replacing voice as dominating traffic type.

Although attractive for variety of reasons, the features of traditional Ethernet and its derivatives are not always in line with current users’ requirements:

- Manageability. Native Ethernet Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OA&M) capabilities are limited.
- Restoration. Even with the latest improvements, the restoration time of native Ethernet networks tends towards seconds instead of required milliseconds;
- Distance limitations.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Traditional Ethernet

1.2 Fast Ethernet

1.3 Gigabit Ethernet

1.4 10 Gb/s Ethernet

1.5 40/100 Gb/s Ethernet

2.0 ETHERNET STANDARDS AND GROWTH OF MARKET

2.1 Standards Development

2.2 Major Standard Bodies Work

2.2.1 Ethernet Alliance

2.2.2 MEF

2.2.3 10 Gb/s Ethernet Alliance

2.2.4 ISO/IEC

2.2.5 ITU-T

2.2.6 IEEE

2.3 Market

2.3.1 Market Drivers

2.3.1.1 Traffic Demand

2.3.1.2 Factors

2.3.2 Market Estimate

3.0 SONET/SDH

3.1 Framing and rates
3.2 SONET Success and “Demise”

3.3 SONET and IP

3.4 Ethernet Over SONET and Optical Transport Network

3.5 Market Estimates: SONET

3.6 Players

4.0 WHY ETHERNET NEEDS A RIDE

5.0 SONET AS ETHERNET CARRIER - Overview

5.1 Next Generation SONET

5.2 10GE over SONET

5.3 Fast Ethernet and GE over SONET

5.3.1 Legacy Methods
5.3.2 Background

6.0 Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) Technologies and Associated Techniques

6.1 Virtual Concatenation

6.2 Support Methods

6.2.1 The GFP Element

6.2.1.1 Limitations

6.2.2 Link Access Procedure – SDH

6.2.3 Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme

6.2.4 Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching



7.0 Packet Over SONET

8.0 Classification of the EoS Transport Methods

9.0 ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

9.1 Resilient Packet Ring

9.1.1 MPLS and RPR Work Together

9.1.2 RPR and VCAT Methods

9.1.3 RPR and Ethernet

9.1.4 Hybrid Schemes Features

9.1.5 Comparison

9.1.6 Market

9.2 Ethernet/IP in OTN Environment

9.3 Dark Fiber

9.4 Ethernet in Wave Mutiplexing Environment

9.5 “SONET-like” Ethernet

9.6 Ethernet over Very High-Bit Rate Digital Subscriber Loop (EoV)

9.7 Wireless Ethernet (WE)

9.8 Switched Ethernet

9.8.1 Adding MPLS

9.9 MPLS Approach for MAN

10.0 Methods Comparison: Ethernet Transport

11.0 TOPOLOGICAL EXAMPLES

11.1 Hub Aggregation (HA)

11.2 RPR

11.3 Multi-Service Platforms

11.4 The “Intelligent Wire”

12.0 TRANSPORT METHODS TECHNICAL-ECONOMICAL COMPARISON: EXAMPLES

12.1 Criteria for Comparison

12.2 Quality of Service

12.3 Survivability

12.4 Flexibility

12.5 Scalability

12.6 Security

12.7 Standards

12.8 Cost Considerations

12.8.1 Equipment Component Cost

12.8.2 Management Component Cost

12.8.3 Deployment Cost Component

12.8.4 Bandwidth Utilization Cost Component

12.8.5 Integration Cost

12.9 Summary

13.0 VENDORS’ COMMUNITY POSITION

13.1 Components Vendors

13.2 Market Snapshot 87
13.3 Platform Vendors

13.4 Chips and Platforms

14.0 SERVICE PROVIDERS POSITION

14.1 Services Definitions

14.2 Requirements

15.0 ETHERNET TRANSPORT METHODS: CLASSIFICATION AND COMPARISON

16.0 FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS

Attachment 1 Ethernet Transport: Chip Vendors

Agere Systems

Agilent Technologies

Ample Communications

Advance Micro Devices

Applied Micro Circuits Corp.

Atheros Communications

Broadcom

Cypress Semiconductor

EzChip

Galazar

Ikanos

Intel

Infineon

Intersil

Multilink

Motorola

Metalink, LTD

Nuvation

PMC-Sierra

Radlan

Radiata

SonTera Communications

Sandburst

Texas Instruments

Transwitch

Vitesse Semiconductor

West Bay Semiconductor

Zarlink Semiconductor

Attachment 2 Ethernet Transport: Platforms Vendors

3 Com

Alcatel

Appian Communications

Atoga

Avaya

Cisco

Ciena

Chiaro Networks

Corrigent Systems

Enterasys Networks

Extreme Networks

FiberHome Networks

Internet Photonics (Ciena)

Jupiter

Lucent

Luminous Networks

Mahi Networks

MRV Communications

NEC

Native Networks (Alcatel)

Nortel

Proxim Wireless Networks

Riverstone Networks

Sorrento Networks (Zhone)

Sycamore

Tejas Networks

Tellabs

Telways

WaveSmith Networks (Ciena)

Zhone

References

Abbreviations

List of Figures:

Figure 1: Ethernet Channel: Simplified Structure

Figure 2: Ethernet Signal Frame: Basic Structure

Figure 3: Gigabit Ethernet Frame Extensions

Figure 4: Estimate – Ethernet Equipment Revenue ($B)

Figure 5: Estimate-Carrier Ethernet Equipment Revenue ($B)

Figure 6: Estimate-Ethernet Service Market ($B)

Figure 7: Estimate-Number of Ethernet Ports Sold (Million)

Figure 8: Ethernet Market Geography

Figure 9: SONET Frame

Figure 10: Ethernet-over-SONET Network Example

Figure 11: Estimate of U.S. SONET Market ($B)

Figure 12: Estimate: U.S. NGS Market

Figure 13: Estimate CWDM Market ($M)

Figure 14: Estimate: DWDM Market ($M)

Figure 15: SONET ADM-OADM Vendors Market Share (2006)

Figure 16: Metro DWDM -Market Players

Figure 17: NGS/NGSDH Market Players

Figure 18: 10GE Schemes

Figure 19: Layer Structure: Ethernet over LAPS in STM-N

Figure 20: PPP and SONET

Figure 21: SONET-based Methods Classifications

Figure 22: RPR-SONET-Ethernet: Layered Structure

Figure 23: RPR Interworking

Figure 24: Network Evolution

Figure 25: HA Architecture

Figure 26: RPR Architecture Examples

Figure 27: Equipment Components Cost

Figure 28: Management Component Cost Comparison

Figure 29: Deployment Component Cost Comparison

Figure 30: Bandwidth Utilization Component Cost Comparison

Figure 31: Integration Component Cost comparison

Figure 32: Components for Ethernet Transport

Figure 33: Platforms: Ethernet Transport Technologies

List of Tables:

Table 1: SONET/SDH Rates

Table 2: Contiguous Container – Bandwidth Utilization

Table 3:Bandwidth Efficiency-Virtual Concatenation

Table 4: Ethernet Transport Technologies Comparison

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Ethernet Transport: Chip Vendors

- Agere Systems

- Agilent Technologies

- Ample Communications

- Advance Micro Devices

- Applied Micro Circuits Corp.

- Atheros Communications

- Broadcom

- Cypress Semiconductor

- EzChip

- Galazar

- Ikanos

- Intel

- Infineon

- Intersil

- Multilink

- Motorola

- Metalink, LTD

- Nuvation

- PMC-Sierra

- Radlan

- Radiata

- SonTera Communications

- Sandburst

- Texas Instruments

- Transwitch

- Vitesse Semiconductor

- West Bay Semiconductor

- Zarlink Semiconductor

Ethernet Transport: Platforms Vendors

- 3 Com

- Alcatel

- Appian Communications

- Atoga

- Avaya

- Cisco

- Ciena

- Chiaro Networks

- Corrigent Systems

- Enterasys Networks

- Extreme Networks

- FiberHome Networks

- Internet Photonics (Ciena)

- Jupiter

- Lucent

- Luminous Networks

- Mahi Networks

- MRV Communications

- NEC

- Native Networks (Alcatel)

- Nortel

- Proxim Wireless Networks

- Riverstone Networks

- Sorrento Networks (Zhone)

- Sycamore

- Tejas Networks

- Tellabs

- Telways

- WaveSmith Networks (Ciena)

- Zhone

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