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The U.S. Fiber Gap continued to narrow in 2013 as the penetration of optical fiber reached 39.3% of U.S. commercial buildings with 20+ employees.
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Refer to ENS @Fiber for trends, statistics and analysis by building size.

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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...

Status Advisory: Year-End 2013 Ethernet LEADERBOARDs

January 14, 2014

Vertical Systems Group's LEADERBOARDs are industry benchmarks for recognizing Service Providers based on market presence. Year-end 2013 share results will be released soon for the U.S. and Global Provider Ethernet services markets, as well as for three U.S. provider segments - Incumbent Carrier, Competitive Provider, and Cable MSO. Our Year-End 2013 Service Provider Survey was distributed last week to hundreds of network operators throughout the world.  Continue reading...

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NEWSFlash December 2013

December 9, 2013

In this NEWSFlash:

> New Global Milestone for Carrier Ethernet
> New Article - The Ethernet Services Pricing Conundrum
> YE-2013 Service Provider Surveys
> Events  Continue reading...

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U.S. Business Fiber Gap Narrows in 2013


The majority of new fiber deployments were focused on connecting medium and smaller buildings in the metro areas surrounding major cities across the U.S.

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2013 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD


Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD share results in rank order: AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, and Windstream

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2013 U.S. Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD


Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD share results in rank order: tw telecom, XO, Level 3, Cogent and Zayo

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2013 U.S. Cable MSO Ethernet LEADERBOARD


Cable MSO Ethernet LEADERBOARD share results in rank order: Time Warner Cable, Cox, Comcast, Charter Business, Lightpath and Bright House Networks

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