2012 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

BT Global Services surges to attain second position overall on the Global Provider Leaderboard, challenging Orange for market leadership.

Picture-global-lbBOSTON, MA, MARCH 28, 2013 —  The following seven companies have achieved a position on Vertical Systems Group’s 2012 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard (in rank order based on port share): Orange Business (France), BT Global Services (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), NTT (Japan) and Level 3 (U.S.). Vertical’s Global Provider Leaderboard is the industry’s benchmark for measuring multinational Ethernet market presence. Global Providers ranked on the Leaderboard hold four percent (4%) or more of retail business Ethernet installations based on billable ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.

“As we forecasted in our mid-year readout, the final 2012 Global Provider Ethernet market share results show a realignment at the top of the Leaderboard,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “Orange remains the market leader, however BT Global Services gained significant share to move up to second position ahead of Verizon and Colt. The outlook throughout 2013 is heightened competition for market share in this demanding customer segment.”

Other Global Providers offering Ethernet services outside of their home countries have port shares that are below the Leaderboard threshold. These companies are segmented by share into two tiers: the Challenge tier and the Market Player tier.

For year-end 2012, the Challenge tier companies are the following (in alphabetical order): Cable & Wireless Worldwide (U.K.), Cogent (U.S.), Reliance Globalcom (India), SingTel (Singapore), Tata Communications (India) and T-Systems (Germany). Moving up from the Market Player to the Challenge tier during 2012 were Cable & Wireless, Cogent and SingTel.

The Market Player tier covers all other Global Providers selling Ethernet services throughout the world. Service providers in the Market Player tier include the following companies (in alphabetical order): Airtel (India), Bezeq (Israel), CAT Telecom (Thailand), CenturyLink (U.S.), China Telecom (China), China Unicom (China), Easynet Global Services (U.K.), Embratel (Brazil), euNetworks (U.K.), Exponential-e (U.K.), Globe (Phillipines), GlobeNet (Brazil), GTS (Poland), GTT (U.S.), Interoute (U.K.), KDDI (Japan), Korea Telecom (Korea), KPN International (Netherlands), Masergy (U.S.), PCCW Global (Hong Kong), PLDT (Phillipines), StarHub (Singapore), Swisscom (Switzerland),Telecom Italia International (Italy), Telefonica Worldwide (Spain), Telenor (Norway), TeliaSonera (Sweden), Telkom Indonesia (Indonesia), Telkom South Africa (South Africa), TelMex (Mexico), Telstra (Australia), Telus International (Canada),Time (Malaysia), TM (Malaysia), Vector (New Zealand), Zayo Group [includes AboveNet] (U.S.), and others.

Market shares are calculated using the base of enterprise Ethernet services installations, plus input from Vertical’s surveys of Ethernet providers throughout the world.

Detailed Global Provider and U.S. Ethernet market share results are available exclusively through subscription to Vertical Systems Group’s ENS @Ethernet Market Analysis Program.

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