2016 U.S. Cable MSO Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Fastest growing provider segment; Realignment due to multiple acquisitions

BOSTON, MA, MARCH 28, 2017 – Spectrum Enterprise, Comcast, Cox, and Altice USA have gained a position on the 2016 U.S. Cable MSO Ethernet LEADERBOARD, according to Vertical Systems Group’s latest research. The Cable MSO LEADERBOARD, which ranks cable multiple-system operators (MSOs) in order based on U.S. retail Ethernet port share for this segment, is an industry benchmark for measuring Ethernet market presence. Research sources for share calculations include Vertical Systems Group’s base of enterprise installations, plus direct input from our biannual surveys of network providers selling data network services in the U.S. market.

Each of these four companies has also achieved either a LEADERBOARD rank or a Challenge Tier citation on the 2016 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD. Cable MSO is one of three U.S. provider segments, along with the Incumbent Carrier and Competitive Provider segments.

“Once again, Cable MSO was the fastest growing of the three U.S. Ethernet provider segments,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “This segment realigned in 2016 with Spectrum Enterprise rising to the top as a result of Charter’s acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House. Additionally, Altice USA advanced as a major player in the Cable MSO segment on combined Ethernet ports from its acquisitions of Suddenlink and Lightpath.”

Other companies in the Cable MSO segment include the following (in alphabetical order): Consolidated Communications, RCN Business, WOW!Business and other cable companies selling retail U.S. Ethernet services.

Detailed 2016 Ethernet share results for the Cable MSO segment  – plus in-depth share analysis for the total U.S. market, Incumbent Carrier and Competitive Provider segments are available now exclusively through Vertical Systems Group’s ENS (Emerging Networks Service) Research Programs. Expanded research coverage of year-end 2016 market share results includes Port Share Analysis, U.S. Market Update & Trends, Service Provider Profiles, Port Share by Service Provider Segment, Trends by Service Provider Segment, and MEF Certification status of top providers.

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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