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Mid-Year 2016
Global Provider LEADERBOARD

“2016 is the beginning of a technological transformation of global Ethernet services, as carriers worldwide enhance offerings enabled by SDN, NFV and LSO.”

Rick Malone, Principal

LEADERBOARD (in rank order) :
Orange Business Services, Colt, BT Global Services, AT&T, Level 3, Verizon and NTT.

Challenge Tier (alphabetical order): Cogent, Global Cloud Xchange, SingTel, T-Systems, Tata, Telefonica and Vodafone.

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SDN, Big Data: Real World Perspectives

September 15, 2016

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is transforming the telecom industry toward more open, more flexible, more scalable - and more data-driven network services and solutions. Big Data is increasingly becoming an essential component of this transformation.
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In The News: Mid-2016 Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs

August 23, 2016

"The Vertical Systems Group LEADERBOARD is the industry’s foremost benchmark for measuring Ethernet Service Provider market presence." Click through for rollup of latest press coverage of Vertical's Mid-Year 2016 Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs
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Telecom Exchange NYC Tackles Fiber Deficiency in North America

June 16, 2016

Accessibility to fiber-based services is a major priority for business customers who want the capacity and scalability necessary to future-proof their networks. The important discussion of fiber deficiency in both the U.S. and Canada will be addressed on a CEO Roundtable at the Telecom Exchange (TEX) NYC event.
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Research Results: MEF-CECP Effectiveness Benchmark Study

June 13, 2016

Topline and detailed research results from the MEF-CECP Effectiveness Benchmark Study are available now. Register for the MEF Webinar Business Benefits of Becoming a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional to hear about the MEF-CECP program and benchmark study findings, plus the certification benefits experienced by Level 3 and Time Warner Cable Business Class.
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NEWSFlash May 2016

NEWSFlash May 2016

May 23, 2016

In this NEWSFlash:
> U.S. Fiber Gap narrows in 2015
> Year-End 2015 Global Provider and U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD recap
> Vertical BLOG: The Transition to Dynamic Ethernet Services
> Webinar Replay: New Dynamic, Assured Third Network Services
> Vertical in the News: What our analysts are saying…
> Live Events: MEF16 Conference, Telecom Exchange 2016
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Mid-Year 2016 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD


Global Provider LEADERBOARD share results in rank order: Orange Business (France), BT Global Services (U.K.), Colt (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), Level 3 (U.S.), Verizon (U.S.) and NTT (Japan)

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Mid-Year 2016 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD


U.S. LEADERBOARD share results in rank order: AT&T, Level 3, Charter, Verizon, CenturyLink, Comcast, XO, Cox and Windstream.

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MEF-CECP Benchmark Study Quantifies Effectiveness of MEF Professional Certification


What are the benefits for MEF-CECPs and their employers?

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U.S. Business Fiber Penetration Reaches 46.2%


Growth spurred by expanded fiber installations and new building construction

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