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Mid-2014 U.S. Ethernet LEADERBOARD

“During the first half of 2014, more new Ethernet customer ports were installed than during any previous corresponding period.”

Rick Malone, Principal

LEADERBOARD (in rank order) :
AT&T, Verizon, tw telecom, CenturyLink, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox, Level 3 and XO.

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

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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...

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...


Mid-Year 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD


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

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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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