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Year-End 2014
Global Provider LEADERBOARD

“Global providers increased their ‘out of home market’ Ethernet port deployments by 15% in 2014 as enterprises..."

Rick Malone, Principal

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

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

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In The News: 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

March 4, 2015

  • Level 3’s Storey says incumbents’ wireless focus gives it more enterprise opportunities
    Fierce Telecom

  • Cable Continues to Thrive in Carrier Ethernet Segment

  • Comcast Business Sets Ethernet Pace
    Multichannel News Go to Article

  • Verizon Dips From Second To Third Place On Vertical Systems Group's 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD
    Carrier Ethernet News

  • Comcast Business Named Fastest Growing Ethernet Provider on Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

  • The Fasted Growing Ethernet Provider Two Years Running

  • Level 3's tw telecom acquisition helps it surpass Verizon in Ethernet race
    Fierce Telecom

  • AT&T Leads, But Level 3 Passes Verizon in Ethernet Share
    Channel Partners

  • Level 3 vaults to 2nd place on Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

  • Vertical Systems: U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard
    Converge Digest

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Fiber Footprints Are #1!

February 12, 2015

What did Carrier Ethernet Service Providers report in our January survey as their top competitive advantages and growth challenges for 2015?

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Our 2015 Message To You

December 30, 2014

As Vertical Systems Group begins its twenty-ninth year, we realize that this milestone was made possible by the support of our valued Clients, Business Associates, Families, and Friends.

Thank you for your support!

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Unlocking Revenues With Standardized CE 2.0 Wholesale E-Access Services

November 4, 2014

Rosemary Cochran is moderating this session at the MEF Global Ethernet Networking Conference / GEN14. Vertical Systems Group is on the advisory board and is a contributing Industry Analyst firm for this event.

MEF GEN14 is the inaugural gathering of the Ethernet community defining the future of network-enabled cloud, data and mobile services powered by the convergence of CE 2.0, SDN and NFV technologies.

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Service Provider Perspectives – Business Benefits Of Connecting Everyone & Everything With Ethernet

November 4, 2014

Erin Dunne is moderating this session at MEF GEN14. Vertical Systems Group is on the advisory board and is a contributing Industry Analyst firm for this event. Continue reading...


2014 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD


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

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2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD


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

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Carrier Ethernet Services: 3+ Million Ports Worldwide by 2018


Cumulative global opportunity for retail services exceeds $200 billion

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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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