Mid-2012 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Providers actively expanding their global Ethernet service infrastructures retain share as competition tightened in the first half of 2012.

LB-mid2012-global-provBOSTON, MA, AUGUST 23, 2012 —  Vertical Systems Group announces that the following companies have achieved a position on the Mid-2012 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard (in rank order based on port share): Orange Business (France), Verizon (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), BT Global Services (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), NTT (Japan) and Level 3 (U.S.). Vertical’s Global Provider Leaderboard is the industry’s foremost benchmark for measuring multi-national Ethernet market presence. All Global Providers ranked on the Leaderboard hold four percent (4%) or more of retail business Ethernet ports installed at sites outside of their respective home countries.

“Leaderboard competition tightened up in the first half of 2012. The share differential between a number of Global Providers is less than 1%, indicating that shifts in the Leaderboard rankings are likely by the end of the year,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “Global Providers that actively expanded their Ethernet service reach into Latin America, southern Asia and the Middle East were least impacted by the slowdown in Europe, and therefore fared better at retaining market share.”

All 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.

The Challenge tier expanded to five companies (in alphabetical order) with the addition of Cable & Wireless (U.K.) and Cogent (U.S.) to the previous roster of Reliance Globalcom (India), Tata Communications (India) and T-Systems (Germany).

The Market Player tier covers all other Global Providers as follows (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.), Frontier (U.S.), 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), SingTel (Singapore), 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), TM (Malaysia), 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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