Mid-2011 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Top providers capitalize on broad global Ethernet presence plus support for higher speed Ethernet access connectivity to IP/MPLS VPNs.

LB-mid2011-global-provBOSTON, MA, AUGUST 25, 2011 —
Vertical Systems Group’s latest research on enterprises with multinational networks quantifies that the following six companies have attained a position on the Mid-2011 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard (in rank order): Orange (France), Verizon (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), NTT (Japan), AT&T (U.S.) and Global Crossing (U.S.). The biannual Global Provider Leaderboard ranks service providers that hold a four percent (4%) or greater share of the total market for retail Ethernet ports installed outside of providers’ respective home countries.

“Share trends for the first six months of 2011 show that global Ethernet providers are capitalizing on two essential assets,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “First and foremost, all of the companies on the Global Provider Leaderboard operate fiber infrastructures that enable delivery of Ethernet services in multiple countries. Additionally, they provide their customers with network solutions that integrate higher speed Ethernet access connectivity to IP/MPLS VPNs.”

Key results of the mid-2011 Global Provider share analysis:

  • Verizon had the largest share gain in the first six months of 2011, resulting in a jump up to second position on the Global Provider Leaderboard, surpassing Colt.

  • The top three companies on the Leaderboard – Orange, Verizon and Colt – are separated by a port share differential of less than 2%.

  • Ethernet providers not represented on the Leaderboard hold an aggregate 46% share of the defined market.

Other companies offering global Business Ethernet services include the following (in alphabetical order): Airtel, BT Global Services, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Centurylink/Qwest, China Telecom, China Unicom, Cogent Communications, Easynet Global Services, Exponential-e, Interoute, KDDI, KPN International, KVH Telecom, Masergy, PCCW Global, Reliance Globalcom, SingTel, StarHub, Swisscom, Tata Communications, Telecom Italia International, Telefonica Worldwide, Telus International, T-Systems, Virgin Media Business and others.

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

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