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This IDC study analyzes the market for very-high-bandwidth services in Western Europe. For the purpose of this document, very-high-bandwidth services are defined as dark fiber, optical services, and Ethernet services at more than 1Gbps. It provides IDC's view on key developments, use cases, and market dynamics. The document also provides a forecast for the development of end-user spending on very-high-bandwidth services by type. This quantification focuses on end-user spending and excludes the wholesale market where very-high-bandwidth services are sold to other communications service providers for use in their networks.
"Many end users buy very-high-bandwidth Ethernet services in addition to other network services to address specific requirements from individual locations or applications," said Jan Hein Bakkers, senior research manager, IDC's European Telecom and Networking team. "For service providers, it is absolutely critical to understand the role of very-high-bandwidth services within the bigger picture to safeguard their position, leverage it as an entry point, or to expand their share of wallet."