What are LEADERBOARDs?

Vertical Systems Group’s LEADERBOARDs are the industry’s foremost benchmarks for measuring market leadership in Carrier Ethernet Services and Business Fiber. Public LEADERBOARD releases show the rank order of top providers based on market share results. The detailed market share data for all LEADERBOARDs is available to ENS Research Program subscribers.

U.S. Fiber Lit LEADERBOARDs

  • Market share rankings for the top U.S. retail and wholesale Business Fiber providers.
  • LEADERBOARD ranks providers with 10,000 or more on-net fiber lit commercial buildings in the U.S.
  • Challenge Tier alphabetically cites providers with lit fiber connections to between 2,000 and 9,999 U.S. commercial buildings.
  • Market Player tier includes other fiber providers with fewer than 2,000 fiber lit buildings.

U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs

  • Market share rankings of top U.S. Carrier Ethernet providers
  • Reported biannually (year-end and mid-year).
  • LEADERBOARD ranks providers with 4% or more of billable retail U.S. Ethernet port installations.
  • Challenge Tier alphabetically cites providers with between 1% and 4% of U.S. Ethernet ports.
  • Market Player tier includes other providers selling retail Ethernet services in the U.S.

Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARDs

  • Market share rankings for the top Global Ethernet providers based on retail customer sites outside of the provider’s primary home country.
  • Reported biannually (year-end and mid-year).
  • LEADERBOARD ranks providers with 4% or higher share of billable ports out of home country.
  • Challenge Tier alphabetically cites providers with between 2% and 4% port share.
  • Market Player tier includes other providers selling retail Ethernet services in multiple country markets.
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U.S. Ethernet Provider Segment LEADERBOARDs

  • Market share rankings for up to three U.S. retail Ethernet provider segments: Incumbent Carrier, Competitive Provider, and Cable MSO.
  • Ranks providers that have achieved either a top rank or Challenge Tier citation on the U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD.