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Mid-Year 2016
U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

“The competitive balance of the Ethernet marketplace is evident, as more than 60 percent of new connections were delivered by CLECs and Cable MSOs during the first half of 2016.”

Rick Malone, Principal

LEADERBOARD (in rank order) :
AT&T, Level 3, Charter, Verizon, CenturyLink, Comcast, XO, Cox and Windstream.

Challenge Tier (in alphabetical order) :
Cogent, Integra, Lightpath, and Zayo.

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In The News: Mid-2016 Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs

August 23, 2016

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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The Transition to Dynamic Ethernet Services

February 25, 2016

Vertical Systems Group projects growing market demand for Dynamic Ethernet services that enable customers to directly control their network resources on demand (e.g., via API-driven portals).
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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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