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

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

Growth driven by expanding service options, rising bandwidth demand, and falling prices ...
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Level 3/tw telecom: Deal May Be a Response to Post-Merger Comcast/TWC’s Increased Business Focus

Level 3/tw telecom: Deal May Be a Response to Post-Merger Comcast/TWC’s Increased Business Focus

Rick Malone, Principal of Vertical Systems Group, comments on the deal: > Fiber footprints are “extremely complementary” in terms of geographic coverage > Significant LEADERBOARD shakeups upcoming ...
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U.S. Business Fiber Gap Narrows in 2013

U.S. Business Fiber Gap Narrows in 2013

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 ...
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Two Transport Takeaways from Telecom Exchange West

Two Transport Takeaways from Telecom Exchange West

Posted by Rosemary Cochran Earlier this month at Telecom Exchange West I moderated a thought-provoking CEO Roundtable, “Burstable Transport: The Challenges and Opportunities, which featured executives from Hibernia Networks, GlobeNet, Level 3 and tw telecom. These industry experts related their first hand experiences about why transport connections are substantively more than bit pipes. Here's a ...
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NEWSFlash - March 2014

NEWSFlash – March 2014

In this NEWSFlash:
> Year-End 2013 Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs
> U.S. Carrier Ethernet Service Ports Jump 26% in 2013
> Vertical in the News – What our analysts are saying…
> Events ...
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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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