Global - Infrastructure - Public and Private Data Networks


Archived report. This report was archived in 2005 and has not been updated. The market for global data communication is seeing unprecedented growth. Driven by the Internet, the long awaited demand for bandwidth is finally arriving. While the boom is stimulating all segments of the market, the major growth areas are in data communication access services and infrastructure, including Web hardware and software. This report discusses the technologies available for data transfer such as Leased Lines, ISDN, Frame Relay, ATM, SMDS and VSATs. Detailed descriptions of xDSL and VPNs are given in other reports. More technical descriptions of these technologies are given in the Technology section.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Continuing double-digit growth for business data
  • 4. Public Data Networks
    • 4.1 Private data lines (leased lines)
    • 4.2 T1 circuits
    • 4.3 Industry failures
  • 5. Virtual private Networks
  • 6. ISDN
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Global developments
    • 6.3 Overpriced service
    • 6.4 Brief revival thanks to the Internet
    • 6.5 From ISDN to xDSL
  • 7. Frame Relay and ATM
  • 8. Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL)
  • 9. Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS)
  • 10. Ultrafast computer networks
  • 11. Integrated Data Encryption for 10Gb/s Networks
  • 12. VSAT Networks
    • 12.1 Introduction
    • 12.2 Corporate satellite networks
    • 12.3 The advantages of VSAT
    • 12.4 Trends in VSAT
      • 12.4.1 Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA)
  • 13. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Global data communications market – 1997 - 2003
  • Exhibit 1 – From leased lines to frame and ATM
  • Exhibit 2 – The Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
  • Exhibit 3 – Very Small Aperture Terminals

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Last updated 18 Dec 2005
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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