Mid-2010 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Award recognizes top providers of Ethernet network services to multinational enterprises.

Six companies achieved a position on Vertical Systems Group’s Mid-2010 Global Provider Leaderboard for Business Ethernet, based on results of the firm’s latest research.  The top global providers and their respective home countries in rank order by port share are as follows: Orange (France), Colt (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.), AT&T (U.S.), NTT (Japan), and Tata Communications (India).  Global Provider share measures retail Business Ethernet ports installed at enterprise customer sites outside of the provider’s primary home country.  Providers cited on the Mid-2010 Global Provider Leaderboard each hold four percent or more of market ports as of mid-year 2010.

‚ÄúDemand for global Business Ethernet services was solid in the first six months of 2010.¬† Market activity was characterized by more widespread use of copper-based Ethernet solutions for pan European networks, as well as by expanded delivery of inter-country private lines in Asia,‚ÄĚ said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. ‚ÄúBoosted by an uptick in the number of new global providers and interconnect relationships, Ethernet services are now able to link multinational enterprise sites in up to six continents.‚ÄĚ

Key results of Vertical’s Mid-2010 Global Provider Ethernet analysis:

  • Projected double-digit port growth rates remain on target for 2010 across all regional Ethernet services markets.

  • Verizon had the largest port share gain among providers listed on the Global Provider Leaderboard for the first half of 2010.

  • Tata Communications joined the Global Provider Leaderboard for the first time.

  • All global providers rely on bilateral network-to-network (NNI) agreements to deliver services to multinational customers; some are also participating in Ethernet Exchanges.

Other companies delivering Ethernet services and analyzed in the study include Airtel, Altitude Telecom, BT Global Services, Cable & Wireless, China Telecom, China Unicom, Cogent, Completel, Easynet, Exponential-e, Global Crossing, Interoute, KDDI, KPN International, KVH Telecom, Masergy, PCCW Global, Qwest, Reliance Globalcom, Sanef Telecom, SIN, SingTel, SoftBank Telecom, StarHub, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Thus, T-Systems, Virgin Media Business, Vodafone Business and other service providers.

Detailed share results plus in-depth Business Ethernet market statistics are available exclusively 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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