2010 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Multinational enterprises step up purchases of high speed E-Access services to Layer 3 IP/MPLS VPNs.

LB-ye2010-global-provBOSTON, MA, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 —
Six service providers achieved a position on Vertical Systems Group’s 2010 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard, according to the firm’s latest research on enterprises with multinational networks. The leading global providers and their respective home countries in rank order by port share are Orange (France), Colt (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.), NTT (Japan), AT&T (U.S.) and Global Crossing (U.S.). Vertical’s bi-annual Global Provider Leaderboard ranks companies with four percent or more of retail Business Ethernet ports installed at sites outside of the provider’s primary home country.

 “Enterprises that depend on global IP/MPLS VPNs are hitting the bandwidth limits of T1/E1 connections.  Global Ethernet providers are responding with E-Access services that provide native Ethernet access to IP/MPLS VPNs at speeds ranging up to 100 Mbps and higher,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “During 2010, many Ethernet service providers expanded their metro fiber footprints, both domestically and out-of-county. What sets the Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard companies apart is first, their commitment to the multinational business market, and second, the rollout of Layer 2/Layer 3 connection capabilities across all country markets served.”

Key results of Vertical’s latest Global Provider share analysis:

    • The Global Provider Leaderboard expanded to a total of six companies in 2010, up from five at the end of 2009.

    • Global Crossing joined the Leaderboard for the first time in 2010 at the number six position.

  • Use of Ethernet Exchanges for multinational enterprise connections was negligible in 2010.

  • Companies not represented on the Leaderboard account for 47% of total Ethernet ports delivered by Global Providers in 2010.

Other providers offering Global Business Ethernet services include BT Global Services, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Cogent Communications, Easynet Global Services, Exponential-e, Interoute, KDDI, KPN International, Masergy, PCCW Global, Qwest, Reliance Globalcom, SingTel, Tata Communications, Telecom Italia International, Telefonica Worldwide, T-Systems and others.

Detailed share results, plus in-depth Business Ethernet market statistics are available now through Vertical Systems Group’s ENS(Emerging Networks Service) Research Programs.

Vertical Systems Group’s LEADERBOARDs are the industry’s foremost benchmarks for measuring Service Provider market presence. For releases and more information on methodology, see LEADERBOARDs.

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