VDC Forecasts High Adoption Rates for Wireline and Wireless Ethernet

3/30/2004 - According to a soon to be released report by Venture Development Corporation: "Worldwide Industrial Markets for Ethernet Infrastructure Components and Network Software," the markets for wireline and wireless Ethernet infrastructure networking components will experience nearly 22% and 35% growth rates respectively over the next three years.

Worldwide shipments of wireline Ethernet infrastructure networking components for use in industrial facilities are forecast to increase from $846 million in 2003 to $1,528 million in 2006, at a 21.8% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). The shipments of wireless Ethernet infrastructure access point/networking components for use in industrial facilities are forecast to increase from $62 million in 2003 to $152 million over the same period, at a 34.8% CAGR.

VDC's surveys of end users, OEMs and system integrators produced the following:

Primary Motivations for Implementing Ethernet in Industrial Facilities

Wireline Ethernet Networks

Wireless Ethernet Networks

About VDC
Founded in 1971, VDC is a technology market research and consulting firm that specializes in industrial and commercial electronics, computing, communications, software and power systems markets.

VDC is nearing completion on its market study titled: "Worldwide Industrial Markets for Ethernet Infrastructure Components and Network Software." Research findings will be available in April 2004.

The research will be packaged in two volumes and will consist of the following product categories:

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