17 Sep Mid-Year 2019 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD
AT&T retains first position for the second consecutive year
BOSTON, MA, September 17, 2019 – Vertical Systems Group’s Mid-Year 2019 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD results are as follows (in rank order based on retail port share as of June 30, 2019): AT&T (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), CenturyLink (U.S.), BT Global Services (U.K.), Orange Business Services (France), Verizon (U.S.) and NTT (Japan).
The industry benchmark for multinational Ethernet network market presence, the Global Provider LEADERBOARD ranks companies that hold a 4% or higher share of billable retail ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.
“Network providers serving multinational enterprises continue to actively expand their Ethernet coverage globally,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group. “Customer demand for T1/E1 conversions and new Ethernet DIA connections are igniting growth in both existing and emerging markets. In response, providers are seeking more local partnerships to broaden their service delivery footprints.”
Mid-Year 2019 Global Provider Highlights:
- AT&T retains the top position on the Global Provider LEADERBOARD for the second consecutive year.
- Share margins are tightening among the top four LEADERBOARD ranked companies – AT&T, Colt, CenturyLink and BT Global Services.
- Eight companies attained a Challenge Tier citation, up from seven at the end of 2018, as Global Cloud Xchange advances from the Market Player tier.
- Four of the seven LEADERBOARD providers and six of the eight Challenge Tier providers have MEF CE 2.0 certification.
The Challenge Tier of Global Providers includes companies with share between 2% and 4% of this defined market as of June 30, 2019. Eight companies qualify for the Challenge Tier (in alphabetical order): Cogent (U.S.), Global Cloud Xchange (India), GTT (U.S.), SingTel (Singapore), T-Systems (Germany), Tata Communications (India), Telefonica Worldwide (Spain) and Vodafone (U.K.).
The Market Player tier includes all Global Providers with port share below 2%. Companies in the year-end 2019 Market Player tier are as follows (in alphabetical order): Aptum Technologies (Canada), Bell (Canada), Bezeq (Israel), CAT Telecom (Thailand), China Telecom (China), Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), Eir (Ireland), Embratel (Brazil), Epsilon (Singapore), euNetworks (U.K.), Exponential-e (U.K.), Globe (Philippines), GlobeNet (Brazil), HGC Global (Hong Kong), Indosat Ooredoo (Indonesia), KDDI (Japan), Korea Telecom (Korea), KPN International (Netherlands), Liquid Telecom (Mauritius), Masergy (U.S.), PCCW Global (Hong Kong), PLDT Global (Philippines), Rogers (Canada), Sparkle (Italy), Sprint (U.S.), StarHub (Singapore), Telekom Malaysia Global (Malaysia), Telia (Sweden), Telin (Singapore), Telkom South Africa (South Africa), TelMex (Mexico), Telstra (Australia), UPC Business (Switzerland), Virgin Media (U.K.), Zayo (U.S.) and other providers selling Ethernet services outside their home country. and other providers selling Ethernet services outside their home country.
MEF certification is recognized as a market differentiator for Ethernet providers and a foundation of the MEF 3.0 framework for advanced services. Global Ethernet Provider companies that have received MEF CE 2.0 certification as of September 2019 are as follows:
Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD: AT&T, Colt, CenturyLink, Verizon
Challenge Tier: Global Cloud Xchange, SingTel, T-Systems, Tata, Telefonica, Vodafone
Detailed Ethernet share results that power the Mid-Year 2019 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD are available now exclusively to Vertical Systems Group’s ENS Research Program subscribers of @Ethernet. Contact us for subscription information and pricing.