More firms are using an Ethernet network, according to new figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC).

They show that the Ethernet switching market has expanded by a third (32.7 per cent) in the second quarter of the year, whilst the Ethernet routing market grew by more than a tenth (11 per cent).

IDC’s Rohit Mehra notes that the growth in the last quarter follows a large growth in first three months of 2010, primarily due to more firms using VoIP services and VPNs.

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