The World Carrier Switch and Router Markets exhibited a very good growth in 2006. The year-over-year growth was 27.3%. While the year-over-year growth rate of the total market reduced in 2007, it was still high 18.5%. The primary applications driving this growth are Video, Carrier Ethernet, and Convergence of residential and business networks. In the near to medium-term, these applications are expected to continue to drive the growth and in addition wireless backhaul, currently an emerging opportunity, is expected to become a strong driver as well.