2015 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Colt, AT&T and Level 3 gain share for the year; Colt advances into second position ahead of BT Global

BOSTON, MA, March 30, 2016 – Vertical Systems Group’s year-end 2015 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD results are as follows (in rank order based on retail port share): Orange Business Services (France), Colt (U.K.), BT Global Services (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), Verizon (U.S.), Level 3 (U.S.) and NTT (Japan). The Global Provider LEADERBOARD, the industry’s benchmark for multinational Ethernet network market presence, ranks companies that hold a 4% or higher share of billable retail ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.

Colt advances to second position on the 2015 Global Provider LEADERBOARD ahead of BT Global based on continued share gain in the second half of the year. AT&T and Level 3 were the only other LEADERBOARD-ranked companies to gain share in this segment during 2015.

The Challenge Tier of Global Providers includes companies with share between 2% and 4% of this defined market. Seven companies qualify for the Challenge Tier (in alphabetical order): Cogent (U.S.), Global Cloud Xchange (India), SingTel (Singapore), T-Systems (Germany), Tata Communications (India), Telefonica Worldwide (Spain) and Vodafone (U.K.).

“Deployments by Ethernet providers outside their home countries rose thirteen percent in 2015, indicating steady footprint expansion and network globalization,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “In addition to more extensive coverage for their global customers, carriers focused on speed and functionality enhancements, as well as the introduction of new SDN-enabled service capabilities.”

The Market Player tier includes all Global Providers with port share below 2%. Companies in the 2015 Market Player tier are as follows (Note – in alphabetical order): Bell Canada (Canada), Bezeq (Israel), CAT Telecom (Thailand), CenturyLink (U.S.), China Telecom (China), China Unicom (China), Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), Easynet Global Services (U.K.), Eircom (Ireland), Embratel (Brazil), euNetworks (U.K.), Exponential-e (U.K.), Globe (Philippines), GlobeNet (Brazil), GTT (U.S.), Hutchinson Global (Hong Kong), Indosat (Indonesia), Interoute (U.K.), KDDI (Japan), Korea Telecom (Korea), KPN International (Netherlands), Liberty Global (U.K.), Masergy (U.S.), PCCW Global (Hong Kong), PLDT (Philippines), Rogers (Canada), Rostelecom (Russia), Softbank Telecom (Japan), Sparkle (Italy), StarHub (Singapore), Symphony (Thailand), TDC (Denmark), Telecom Italia (Italy), Telecom New Zealand (New Zealand), Telekom Malaysia (Malaysia), Telenor (Norway), TeliaSonera (Sweden), Telin (Singapore), Telkom South Africa (South Africa), TelMex (Mexico), Telstra (Australia), Vector (New Zealand), Virgin Media Business (U.K.), XO (U.S.), Zayo Group (U.S.), and other providers selling Ethernet services outside their home country.

MEF CE 2.0 certification has become a competitive differentiator throughout the world. Global Ethernet Provider companies that have received MEF CE 2.0 certification are as follows:

  • Global Provider LEADERBOARD : Colt, AT&T, Verizon, Level 3
  • Challenge Tier: Global Cloud Xchange, SingTel, Vodafone
  • Market Players: China Telecom, Globe, Indosat, Interoute, Liberty Global, PCCW Global, PLDT, Sparkle, Telecom Italia, TeliaSonera, Telin, Telstra

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