Sunday, March 4, 2012

VSG: 2011 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Vertical Systems Group published its 2011 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard, which ranks companies with four percent (4%) or more of retail business Ethernet ports installed at sites outside of the provider's primary home country.

The Leaderboard includes the following providers (in rank order based on port share): Orange Business (France), Verizon (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), NTT (Japan), Level 3 / Global Crossing (U.S.) and BT Global (U.K.).

"Global Ethernet providers continued to expand their fiber footprints throughout 2011. A strategic driver for expansion beyond their regional market boundaries is the emerging demand for secure global access connectivity to Cloud services," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "We also saw Europe's economic woes depress growth for the region's leading service providers, particularly during the second half of last year. As a result, Ethernet providers with a broad distribution of port installations throughout the world captured share from others that rely heavily on the pan-European market."

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