2013 U.S. Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

tw telecom, XO, Level 3, Cogent and Zayo hold the leading Competitive Provider LEADERBOARD positions

BOSTON, MA, MARCH 20, 2014 – The top five Competitive Providers selling Carrier Ethernet services in the U.S. are as follows (in rank order based on port share): tw telecom, XO,  Level 3, Cogent and Zayo, according to Vertical Systems Group’s latest research. These companies have achieved positions on Vertical’s 2013 U.S. Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD, the benchmark for measuring Ethernet market presence based on billable retail ports delivered by competitive service operators.

“Growth in the Competitive Provider segment was driven by ongoing customer migration to Ethernet as a replacement for legacy services, and for connectivity to data centers and cloud services,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “All of the Competitive Provider LEADERBOARD companies showed solid performance in 2013, despite experiencing unprecedented pricing pressures from Cable MSOs and other Ethernet players selling fiber-based metro services.”

Each company on the 2013 U.S. Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD has achieved either a Leaderboard rank or a Challenge Tier citation on the 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD.

Detailed Ethernet share results for the U.S. market and by provider segment (Incumbent Carrier, Competitive Provider, Cable MSO) plus in-depth share analysis are available now 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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