Time Warner Cable leads among cable MSOs in the U.S. market in terms of delivering Ethernet services, according to Vertical Systems Group’s latest research. The next five cable MSOs on the 2013 U.S. Cable MSO Ethernet LEADERBOARD are as follows (in rank order based on port share): Cox, Comcast, Charter Business, Lightpath (formerly Optimum Lightpath) and Bright House Networks.
“Cable MSOs headlined the Carrier Ethernet market in 2013 with meteoric growth. Operators across all service territories successfully competed with Incumbents and CLECs on the basis of price and rapid provisioning.” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “Within the Cable MSO segment, Time Warner Cable and Cox led in port share, while Comcast led in growth. Overall, cable operators were particularly competitive selling metro Ethernet LAN services and Ethernet Internet access.”
Vertical Systems Group’s LEADERBOARDs measures Ethernet Service Provider market presence based on billable retail port installations. Share results are calculated at year-end and mid-year for the U.S. and Global Provider markets. Year-end results additionally include U.S. provider share analysis for three separate segments: Incumbent Carrier, Competitive Provider, and Cable MSO. Research sources for share calculations include Vertical’s base of enterprise installations, plus direct input and other data from our bi-annual surveys of Ethernet providers throughout the world.