Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vertical Systems: Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard

The leading global providers of Ethernet services are Orange (France), Colt (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.), NTT (Japan), AT&T (U.S.) and Global Crossing (U.S.), according to Vertical Systems' bi-annual Global Provider Leaderboard. The report ranks companies with four percent or more of retail Business Ethernet ports installed at sites outside of the provider's primary home country.

Key results of Vertical's latest Global Provider share analysis:

  • The Global Provider Leaderboard expanded to a total of six companies in 2010, up from five at the end of 2009.

  • Global Crossing joined the Leaderboard for the first time in 2010 at the number six position.

  • Use of Ethernet Exchanges for multinational enterprise connections was negligible in 2010.

  • Companies not represented on the Leaderboard account for 47% of total Ethernet ports delivered by Global Providers in 2010.

    "Enterprises that depend on global IP/MPLS VPNs are hitting the bandwidth limits of T1/E1 connections. Global Ethernet providers are responding with E-Access services that provide native Ethernet access to IP/MPLS VPNs at speeds ranging up to 100 Mbps and higher," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "During 2010, many Ethernet service providers expanded their metro fiber footprints, both domestically and out-of-county. What sets the Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard companies apart is first, their commitment to the multinational business market, and second, the rollout of Layer 2/Layer 3 connection capabilities across all country markets served."


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