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

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

LEADERBOARD analysis shows port growth driven by Ethernet access to IP/MPLS VPNs and Cloud connectivity; Top providers already MEF CE 2.0 certified ...
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Ethernet + Cloud Connectivity - 1 Year Later

Ethernet + Cloud Connectivity – 1 Year Later

Exactly one year ago, Rosemary Cochran wrote an article describing Ethernet 's strategic role in connecting to public and private Clouds. Based on Vertical Systems Group's year-end research, the trends identified in this article were right on. Here are a few excerpts from the article: Cloud users want high speed, reliable, secure, manageable access to ...
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Status Advisory: Year-End 2013 Ethernet LEADERBOARDs

Status Advisory: Year-End 2013 Ethernet LEADERBOARDs

Vertical Systems Group's LEADERBOARDs are industry benchmarks for recognizing Service Providers based on market presence. Year-end 2013 share results will be released soon for the U.S. and Global Provider Ethernet services markets, as well as for three U.S. provider segments - Incumbent Carrier, Competitive Provider, and Cable MSO. Our Year-End 2013 Service Provider Survey was ...
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NEWSFlash December 2013

NEWSFlash December 2013

In this NEWSFlash: > New Global Milestone for Carrier Ethernet > New Article - The Ethernet Services Pricing Conundrum > YE-2013 Service Provider Surveys > Events ...
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The Ethernet Services Pricing Conundrum

The Ethernet Services Pricing Conundrum

New Article By Rosemary Cochran How much does Carrier Ethernet service cost? That's like asking how much a car costs. The answer is similar - it depends on what you need and what you can afford to spend. Ethernet pricing has been - and will continue to be - a conundrum for both service providers ...
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Red Sox & Business Ethernet

Posted by Rosemary Cochran Throughout Vertical Systems Group’s history, I’ve used the Boston Red Sox as a metaphor to describe various networking industry trends. In retrospect, the subtext has ranged from cynicism to optimism, largely dependent on the team’s performance in the World Series. This week, the 2013 team achieved the first Fenway Park win ...
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MEF Announces 2013 Worldwide Carrier Ethernet Awards Finalists

MEF Announces 2013 Worldwide Carrier Ethernet Awards Finalists

Vertical Systems Group's Rosemary Cochran and Erin Dunne participated on the judging panel for the 2013 MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards along with other senior industry analysts. Finalists for the prestigious global and regional awards were announced this week at the MEF quarterly meeting in Seattle ...
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New Global Milestone For Carrier Ethernet

New Global Milestone For Carrier Ethernet

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 ...
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Highlights: Mid-Year 2013 LEADERBOARD Results

Highlights: Mid-Year 2013 LEADERBOARD Results

Global Provider LEADERBOARD: BT Global Services advanced to the number one position, followed by Orange Business, Verizon, Colt, AT&T, NTT and Level 3. The top growth driver for Global Providers is Ethernet access for multinational IP VPNs. U.S. LEADERBOARD: Competition continues to heat up, with the Cable MSOs aggressively pursuing new Ethernet business. During the ...
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Pan Mass Challenge

Pan Mass Challenge

Vertical Systems Group is committed to the fight against cancer. Erin Dunne, Vertical's Director of Research Services, is riding in the Pan Mass Challenge ...
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