2014 U.S. Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Level 3 jumps to top ranking above XO, Cogent and Zayo

us-lb-ye-2014-compBOSTON, MA, MARCH 13, 2015 – Level 3, XO, Cogent and Zayo are the top Competitive Providers selling Carrier Ethernet services in the U.S., according to Vertical Systems Group’s latest research. These companies are listed on Vertical’s 2014 U.S. Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD ranked by share of billable U.S retail ports delivered by competitive service providers as of year-end 2014.

Each of these four companies has attained either a LEADERBOARD rank or a Challenge Tier citation on the 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD, the industry benchmark for measuring Ethernet market presence in the U.S.

“The large number of Competitive Providers selling Ethernet in the U.S. affords business customers an extensive choice of services, price points and delivery options,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “While the Level 3 acquisition of tw telecom garnered a lot of industry attention, most companies in this segment substantially grew their Ethernet businesses to gain market share in 2014.”

Other companies in the Competitive Provider segment include the following (in alphabetical order): Alpheus Communications, American Telesis, Birch Communications, Earthlink Business, Expedient, FiberLight, Fibertech, Global Cloud Xchange, Integra, Lightower, LS Networks, Lumos Networks, Masergy, MegaPath, Sprint, TelePacific, Telstra, US Signal and other competitive providers selling retail Ethernet services in the U.S.

Detailed Ethernet share results for the U.S. market and by provider segment – Competitive ProviderIncumbent Carrier, Cable MSO – plus in-depth share analysis are available now exclusively 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.

Vertical Systems Group’s ENS Research Programs provide a cloud-based resource with hundreds of research topics, plus analyst support for your ad hoc requests or consultations. Contact us for subscription information and pricing.

Vertical Systems Group is recognized worldwide as a leading market research and strategic consulting firm specializing in defensible quantification of the networking industry. For more information see www.verticalsystems.com and follow us on Twitter for research alerts.  To speak to an analyst at Vertical Systems Group, please contact us.