RENO, NV--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -  Synergy Research Group announces the publication of Q1 2010 Carrier Infrastructure (CE, IP, MPLS) market shares. Year over year, the market grew 27 percent, driven by continued investment in next generation consumer services and service providers reacting to the burden of video running their networks hot. Latin America, North America, and Emerging Theatres experienced the strongest growth with respective year over year gains of 50, 37, and 36 percent.

In Q1 2010, Service Provider Routers and Carrier Ethernet enjoyed record growth as service providers and operators are optimizing and building out their networks to support the explosion of video on fixed and mobile networks. IP Mobile backhaul was one of the largest and fastest growth areas, posting numbers in the first quarter that exceeded spending for the entire previous year. While video is getting most of the attention, other strong market drivers include Data Center and Managed Services.

Q1 2010 Worldwide Carrier Infrastructure (CE, IP, MPLS) Market Share Changes Q-Q       
  Rankings   Q-Q Points Change
Cisco 1   +7.26
Juniper 2   -0.49
Alcatel-Lucent 3   -3.10
Huawei 4   -0.83
Ericsson 5   -2.45
Tellabs 6   -0.03

"Most of the Carrier Infrastructure spending we are seeing remains conservative and is a reaction to the explosion of video on IP networks," said Jeremy Duke, Principal Analyst and Founder, Synergy Research Group. "We believe the market momentum we have measured this quarter is just the tip of the iceberg, when Carriers and Operators begin to monetize their network assets and capabilities we will see an even higher level of growth."

When looking at rolling annualized market shares we see Juniper and Alcatel-Lucent experiencing good momentum. In the Ethernet Services Edge (ESE) Router market, Juniper picked up nearly 3 market share points. Alcatel-Lucent gained over 2 market share points for the overall Carrier Infrastructure market.

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