Level 3, XO, Cogent and Zayo top the list of Competitive Providers selling Carrier Ethernet services in the U.S., according to Vertical Systems Group's latest 2014 U.S. Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD. The companies are 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.