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Year-End 2016 U.S. Ethernet LEADERBOARD

“M&A activity is accelerating as Ethernet providers scramble to extend fiber footprints, enhance service technology and enter new markets. Looking forward, the LEADERBOARD will undergo dramatic changes as a result of these transactions.”

Rick Malone, Principal

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

Challenge Tier (in alphabetical order) :
Altice USA, Cogent, Sprint and Zayo.

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NEW: 2016 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Port Share Results

February 22, 2017

Detailed year-end 2016 U.S. Carrier Ethernet market share results are available now on Vertical Systems Group's syndicated ENS Research Program portal. New and expanded research coverage includes...  Continue reading...


MEF16: Energy + Urgency + Collaboration

November 29, 2016

Takeaways from MEF16 can be summed up with three words - energy, urgency and collaboration. High energy was palpable throughout the four-day event, generated by attendees who represented more than 250 organizations from 30+ countries.  Continue reading...


SDN, Big Data: Real World Perspectives

September 15, 2016

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is transforming the telecom industry toward more open, more flexible, more scalable - and more data-driven network services and solutions. Big Data is increasingly becoming an essential component of this transformation.
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In The News: Mid-2016 Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs

August 23, 2016

"The Vertical Systems Group LEADERBOARD is the industry’s foremost benchmark for measuring Ethernet Service Provider market presence." Click through for rollup of 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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2016 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

U.S. LEADERBOARD share results in rank order: AT&T, Level 3, Spectrum Business, Verizon, CenturyLink, Comcast, XO, Windstream and Cox.


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MEF-CECP Benchmark Study Quantifies Effectiveness of MEF Professional Certification

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U.S. Business Fiber Penetration Reaches 46.2%

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