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Vertical Systems Group:
Mid-2012 U.S. Business Ethernet LEADERBOARD
service enhancements and improved network quality fueled solid
market growth in the first half of 2012.
MA, AUGUST 10, 2012 --
Vertical Systems Group's Mid-2012 results for the U.S. Business
Ethernet Leaderboard are as follows (in rank order based on port
share): AT&T, Verizon, tw telecom, CenturyLink, Cox, XO, Time Warner
Cable, and Level 3. As the industry's foremost benchmark for measuring Ethernet
market presence, Vertical's U.S. Leaderboard ranks Service Providers
that hold four percent (4%) or more of the market based on billable
enterprise port installations.
"New value-added service
enhancements and improved network quality fueled the solid growth
many Ethernet providers experienced in the first half of this year,"
said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group.
"Additionally, our research clearly indicates rising demand for
Ethernet access focused on connectivity to private Clouds for data
center hosting. We expect to see increased deployments of these
configurations, which could have an impact on Ethernet
share results as early as year-end 2012."
Other providers selling Ethernet services in the U.S. are segmented
into two tiers as measured by share of ports installed. The first or
"Challenge" tier for Mid-2012 includes the following seven Ethernet
Service Providers (in alphabetical order): Charter Business, Cogent,
Comcast Business, Optimum Lightpath, Reliance Globalcom, Windstream
(includes Paetec), and Zayo Group (includes AboveNet).
The second or "Market Player" tier covers all other providers
offering U.S. Ethernet services. The Market Player tier includes the
following companies (in alphabetical order): Alpheus Communications,
American Telesis, Bright House Networks, Canby, Cincinnati Bell,
Consolidated Communications (includes Surewest), Expedient, FiberLight, Frontier,
Integra, IP Networks, Lightower, Litecast, LS Networks, Masergy,
Megapath, Met-Net, NTT America, Orange Business, Sidera Networks,
Spirit, Sprint, SuddenLink, US Signal, Virtela and others.
Market shares for the Mid-2012 U.S. Ethernet Leaderboard were calculated using
of enterprise installations, plus direct input and other data from
surveys of Ethernet Service Providers.
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