2019 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

AT&T, Colt and CenturyLink retain top three rankings; Orange Business moves to fourth ahead of BT Global Services

BOSTON, MA, March 4, 2020 ‚Äď Vertical Systems Group‚Äôs 2019 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD results are as follows (in rank order based on retail port share): AT&T (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), CenturyLink (U.S.), Orange Business Services (France), BT Global Services (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.) and¬†NTT (Japan). This industry benchmark for multinational Ethernet network market presence ranks companies that hold a 4% or higher share of billable retail ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.

Eight companies qualify for the year-end 2019 Global Provider 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 Challenge Tier includes companies with share between 2% and 4% of this defined market.

‚ÄúNo provider dominates the upper tier of the global networks segment of the Ethernet services market. At year-end 2019, only a few share points separated the top ranked companies that support business-critical global networks,‚ÄĚ said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group. ‚ÄúDuring 2020 we anticipate share shifts as the coronavirus impacts supply chains and service rollouts in heavily affected countries.‚ÄĚ

Year-End 2019 Global Provider Segment Highlights:

  • AT&T continues to rank first on the Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD, followed by Colt in second position and CenturyLink in third position.
  • Orange Business moves up to fourth rank from fifth, surpassing BT Global Services.
  • 2019 Global Provider LEADERBOARD companies represent four countries¬†‚Äď U.S. (AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon), U.K. (Colt, BT Global Services), France (Orange Business Services) and Japan (NTT).
  • Challenge Tier companies represent five countries ‚Äď U.S. (Cogent, GTT), India¬†(Global Cloud Xchange, Tata Communications),¬†U.K (Vodafone), Singapore (SingTel), Germany (T-Systems) and Spain (Telefonica Worldwide).
  • MEF¬†certification is a market differentiator for Ethernet providers and a foundation of the MEF 3.0 framework for advanced services. Orange Business is the first company on the Global Provider LEADERBOARD to achieve MEF 3.0 CE certification. AT&T, Colt, CenturyLink, Verizon and NTT have MEF CE 2.0 certification; BT Global Services is MEF CE 1.0 certified.

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): Bell (Canada), CAT Telecom (Thailand), China Telecom (China), Claro Enterprise Solutions (Mexico), 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), Masergy (U.S.), PCCW Global (Hong Kong), PLDT Global (Philippines), Sparkle (Italy), Sprint (U.S.), StarHub (Singapore), Telekom Malaysia Global (Malaysia), Telia (Sweden), Telin (Singapore), Telstra (Australia), Virgin Media (U.K.), Zayo (U.S.) and other providers selling Ethernet services outside their home country.

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