2020 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Incumbent Carriers accounted for nearly sixty percent of U.S. retail Ethernet ports in 2020

BOSTON, MA, MARCH 10, 2021 – Lumen, AT&T, Verizon, Windstream and Frontier gained a position on the 2020 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD, according to Vertical Systems Group’s latest research. This industry benchmark for measuring Ethernet market presence ranks the top incumbents in order based on U.S. retail Ethernet port share. Companies in this segment include facilities-based telecom companies, including IXC and LEC providers.

To qualify for the 2020 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD, companies must have either a rank position or a Challenge Tier citation on the 2020 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD.

  • Lumen, AT&T, Verizon and Windstream each hold a LEADERBOARD rank, and Frontier has a Challenge Tier citation.
  • The Incumbent Carrier segment accounted for nearly 60% of the total number of U.S. retail Ethernet customer ports at year-end 2020.
  • Incumbent Carrier is one of three U.S. provider segments, along with the Competitive Provider and Cable MSO segments.

Other service providers in the Incumbent Carrier segment selling retail Ethernet services in the U.S. market include the following (in alphabetical order): Alaska Communications, Cincinnati Bell, TDS Telecom and other local and regional incumbents.

Research sources for share calculations include Vertical Systems Group’s base of enterprise installations, plus direct input from biannual surveys of network operators selling Ethernet network services.

Detailed Ethernet share results that power the Year-End 2020 U.S. Ethernet Provider Segment LEADERBOARDs are available now exclusively through Vertical Systems Group’s ENS Research Programs. For more information Contact us.