U.S. Business Fiber Gap Drops to Half

April 18, 2017

As fiber-lit building penetration increases to 49.6% in 2016 Continue reading ...

MEF-CECP Benchmark Study Quantifies Effectiveness of MEF Professional Certification

June 13, 2016

What are the benefits for MEF-CECPs and their employers? Continue reading ...

U.S. Business Fiber Penetration Reaches 46.2%

April 13, 2016

Growth spurred by expanded fiber installations and new building construction Continue reading ...

Business Fiber Penetration Hits 42.5% in U.S.

March 31, 2015

Boom in fiber buildouts continues with steady growth from 10.9% in 2004 Continue reading ...

Carrier Ethernet Services: 3+ Million Ports Worldwide by 2018

December 18, 2014

Cumulative global opportunity for retail services exceeds $200 billion  Continue reading ...

One Million Carrier Ethernet Service Ports Projected in U.S. by 2018

September 25, 2014

Growth driven by expanding service options, rising bandwidth demand, and falling prices. Continue reading ...

U.S. Business Fiber Gap Narrows in 2013

April 3, 2014

The majority of new fiber deployments were focused on connecting medium and smaller buildings in the metro areas surrounding major cities across the U.S. Continue reading ...

U.S. Ethernet Service Ports Jump 26% in 2013

February 19, 2014

LEADERBOARD analysis shows port growth driven by Ethernet access to IP/MPLS VPNs and Cloud connectivity; Top providers already MEF CE 2.0 certified. Continue reading ...

New Global Milestone For Carrier Ethernet

October 23, 2013

Following a key tipping point for Carrier Ethernet last year, another significant milestone is approaching. Ethernet services will contribute more than 75% of total global business bandwidth by 2017. Continue reading ...

U.S. Business Fiber Gap Steadily Closing

March 12, 2013

Optical fiber facilities currently reach 36.1% of U.S. commercial buildings, leaving the remaining 63.9% in the 'Fiber Gap' with no accessibility to fiber-based network services, according to latest research from Vertical Systems Group. Continue reading ...

Global Ethernet Bandwidth Surges As Legacy Networks Migrate To Higher Speeds

October 25, 2012

Global bandwidth purchased for business Ethernet service connections has surged past the volume of bandwidth utilized for legacy data services, according to latest analysis from Vertical Systems Group. Continue reading ...

Access to Business Fiber Continues to Climb in Europe and the U.S.

March 30, 2012

The availability of business fiber continued to climb in 2011, with facilities available to 20.5% of commercial buildings across Europe, and 31.8% of commercial buildings in the U.S., according to new research from Vertical Systems Group. Continue reading ...

U.S. Business Fiber Penetration Rises to 31.8%

March 16, 2012

Availability of optical fiber facilities extends to 31.8% of U.S. commercial locations with twenty or more employees, according to latest research from Vertical Systems Group. Continue reading ...


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