2009 Global Business Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Global award recognizes the top providers delivering Business Ethernet services to multinational enterprises.

There are five leading providers throughout the world delivering Business Ethernet services to enterprises with multinational networks, according to Vertical Systems Group’s latest research.  Achieving a position on Vertical’s 2009 Global Business Ethernet Leaderboard are the following providers and their respective home countries in rank order by share: Orange (France), Colt (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.), AT&T (U.S.), and NTT (Japan).  Global share measures retail Business Ethernet ports installed at enterprise customer sites outside of the provider’s primary home country.  Providers cited on the 2009 Global Leaderboard each hold four percent or more of the market based on ports as of year-end 2009.

¬†‚ÄúService providers that target the needs of multinational businesses are at the forefront of Ethernet market development and expansion. While Orange narrowly edged Colt as the Global share leader for 2009, both have invested substantial resources in their worldwide network footprints, particularly in Europe,‚ÄĚ said Rick Malone, Principal at Vertical Systems Group.¬† ‚ÄúAs for the U.S.-based providers, Verizon has been the most aggressive in developing its global Ethernet service offerings, resulting in its solid Leaderboard showing.‚ÄĚ

Other providers offering Global Business Ethernet services include BT Global Services, Cable & Wireless, China Telecom, Cogent, Easynet, Exponential-e, Global Crossing, Interoute, KDDI, KPN International, PCCW Global, Qwest, Reliance Globalcom, SingTel, Swisscom, Tata Communications, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, T-Systems and others.

Detailed share results, plus in-depth Business Ethernet market statistics are available now through Vertical Systems Group’s ENS(Emerging Networks Service) Research Programs.

Vertical Systems Group’s LEADERBOARDs are the industry’s foremost benchmarks for measuring Ethernet Service Provider market presence based on billable retail port installations. Share results are calculated at year-end and mid-year for the U.S. and Global Provider markets. Year-end results additionally include U.S. provider share analysis for three separate segments: Incumbent Carrier, Competitive Provider, and Cable MSO. For releases and more information on methodology, see LEADERBOARDs.

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