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Vertical Systems Group:
2011 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD
Emerging demand for secure global access connectivity to Cloud
services drives Ethernet expansion beyond regional market boundaries.
MA, MARCH 5, 2011 -- Vertical Systems Group announces that
seven companies achieved a position on the 2011 Global Provider
Ethernet Leaderboard according to year-end research on enterprises
with multinational networks. The Leaderboard includes the following
providers (in rank order based on port share): Orange Business
(France), Verizon (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), NTT (Japan),
Level 3 / Global Crossing (U.S.) and BT Global Services (U.K.). The Global
Provider Leaderboard ranks companies with four percent (4%) or more
of retail business Ethernet ports installed at sites outside of the
provider's primary home country.
Additionally, three providers attained a position in the next or
"challenge-tier" of the Global Provider Ethernet market (in alphabetical order
based on port share):
Reliance Globalcom (India), Tata Communications (India) and
Other providers delivering Ethernet services outside of their home
countries include (in alphabetical order): AboveNet, Airtel, Cable &
Wireless Worldwide, CAT Telecom, CenturyLink, China Telecom, Cogent
Communications, Easynet Global Services, euNetworks, Exponential-e,
GlobeNet, GTS, GTT, Interoute, KDDI, Korea Telecom, KPN
International, Masergy, PCCW Global, SingTel, StarHub, Swisscom,
Telecom Italia International, Telefonica Worldwide, Telenor, Telkom
Indonesia, Telkom South Africa, Telus International, TM and others.
"Global Ethernet providers continued to expand their fiber
footprints throughout 2011. A strategic driver for expansion beyond
their regional market boundaries is the emerging demand for secure
global access connectivity to Cloud services,” said Rick Malone, principal at
Vertical Systems Group. “We also saw Europe's economic woes
depress growth for the region's leading service providers,
particularly during the second half of last year. As a result,
Ethernet providers with a broad distribution of port installations
throughout the world captured share from others that rely heavily on
the pan-European market."
Key results of Vertical's latest Global
Provider share analysis:
The 2011 Global Provider Ethernet
Leaderboard expands to a total of seven companies with the entry
of BT Global.
AT&T moves up the Leaderboard to
fourth position from fifth.
Level 3 achieves a Leaderboard
position due to its acquisition of Global Crossing in October
Colt retains its third position rank, but loses share due to its
reliance on financially-troubled European markets.
Provider home countries represented on the Leaderboard are the
U.S. (3 companies), U.K. (2), France (1) and Japan (1). The
challenge-tier adds India (2) and Germany (1).
Global Provider market shares are
calculated using the base of enterprise installations of Ethernet
services, plus input from Vertical's surveys of Ethernet providers
Detailed share results, plus in-depth business Ethernet
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