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Port growth projections for U.S. Carrier Ethernet services are on track to hit the one million mark by 2018, following a 26% increase in customer installs last year.

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NEWSFlash September 2014

September 30, 2014

In this NEWSFlash:

> Mid-Year 2014 Global Provider and U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs
> One Million Carrier Ethernet Service Ports Projected in U.S. by 2018
> Vertical in the News – What our analysts are saying…
> Events  Continue reading...


Level 3/tw telecom: Deal May Be a Response to Post-Merger Comcast/TWC’s Increased Business Focus

July 1, 2014

Rick Malone, Principal of Vertical Systems Group, comments on the deal:

> Fiber footprints are “extremely complementary” in terms of geographic coverage
> Significant LEADERBOARD shakeups upcoming Continue reading...


Two Transport Takeaways from Telecom Exchange West

March 28, 2014

Posted by Rosemary Cochran
Earlier this month at Telecom Exchange West I moderated a thought-provoking CEO Roundtable, “Burstable Transport: The Challenges and Opportunities, which featured executives from Hibernia Networks, GlobeNet, Level 3 and tw telecom. These industry experts related their first hand experiences about why transport connections are substantively more than bit pipes. Here's a quick recap of some of the roundtable discussion, plus my two takeaways... Continue reading...

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NEWSFlash – March 2014

March 27, 2014

In this NEWSFlash:

> Year-End 2013 Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs
> U.S. Carrier Ethernet Service Ports Jump 26% in 2013
> Vertical in the News – What our analysts are saying…
> Events  Continue reading...

Ethernet + Cloud Connectivity – 1 Year Later

January 24, 2014

Exactly one year ago, Rosemary Cochran wrote an article describing Ethernet 's strategic role in connecting to public and private Clouds. Based on Vertical Systems Group's year-end research, the trends identified in this article were right on. Here are a few excerpts from the article: Cloud users want high speed, reliable, secure, manageable access to  Continue reading...

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One Million Carrier Ethernet Service Ports Projected in U.S. by 2018


Growth driven by expanding service options, rising bandwidth demand, and falling prices.

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Mid-2014 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD


Mid-2014 Global Provider port share results in rank order: Orange Business (France), BT Global (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), Level 3 (U.S.) and NTT (Japan).

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Mid-Year 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD


Mid-Year 2014 port share results in rank order: AT&T, Verizon, tw telecom, CenturyLink, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox, Level 3 and XO.

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