What are LEADERBOARDs?

Vertical Systems Group’s LEADERBOARDs are the industry’s foremost benchmarks for measuring market leadership for Carrier Ethernet Services, Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services and Business Fiber Lit Buildings. Public LEADERBOARD releases show the rank order of top Service Providers based on market share results, plus Challenge Tier citations and recognition for Market Player companies.

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What is the Research Methodology?

Research data sources for the LEADERBOARDs include Vertical Systems Group’s biannual surveys covering 200+ Service Providers throughout the world – plus ongoing independent demand-side research focused on enterprise network migration. Vertical’s time-tested proprietary models correlate this information to derive market shares and forecast network services trends. All primary research data supplied remains strictly confidential.

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U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN LEADERBOARDs 

  • Market share rankings for the top U.S. providers of Managed SD-WAN services.
  • LEADERBOARD ranks providers with the highest market shares of installed customer sites in the U.S.
  • Challenge Tier alphabetically cites providers with the next highest shares of U.S. customer sites installed.

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.