Thursday, September 5, 2013

Vertical Systems: Mid-2013 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard

Vertical Systems published its Mid-2013 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard, the industry's benchmark for measuring multinational Ethernet network market presence. Global Providers ranked on the Leaderboard hold four percent (4%) or more of retail business Ethernet installations based on billable ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.

The following seven companies were listed: BT Global Services (U.K.), Orange Business (France), Verizon (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), NTT (Japan) and Level 3 (U.S.).

"The migration of legacy access to Ethernet is in full swing across all regional markets throughout the world," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Providers cited Ethernet access for multinational IP VPNs as the top driver for port growth during this research cycle. BT has taken advantage of this opportunity within its extensive base of global VPNs to attain the top position on our Global Provider Leaderboard."

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 companies as of mid-2013 are the following (Note - in alphabetical order): Cogent (U.S.), Reliance Globalcom (India), SingTel (Singapore), Tata Communications (India), T-Systems (Germany) and Vodafone (U.K.). Vodafone achieved a Challenge tier position based on its acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

The Market Player tier encompasses all other providers selling retail Ethernet services outside their home countries. Providers in the Market Player tier include the following companies (Note - in alphabetical order): Airtel (India), Bell Canada (Canada), Bezeq (Israel), CAT Telecom (Thailand), CenturyLink (U.S.), China Telecom (China), China Unicom (China), Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), Easynet Global Services (U.K.), Eircom (Ireland), Embratel (Brazil), euNetworks (U.K.), Exponential-e (U.K.), Globe (Phillipines), GlobeNet (Brazil), GTS (Poland), GTT (U.S.), Indosat (Indonesia), Interoute (U.K.), KDDI (Japan), Korea Telecom (Korea), KPN International (Netherlands), Masergy (U.S.), O2 (Czech Republic), PCCW Global (Hong Kong), PLDT (Phillipines), Rostelecom (Russia), Softbank Telecom (Japan), StarHub (Singapore), Swisscom (Switzerland), TDC (Denmark), Telecom Italia International (Italy), Telecom New Zealand (New Zealand), Telefonica Worldwide (Spain), Telenor (Norway), TeliaSonera (Sweden), Telkom Indonesia (Indonesia), Telkom South Africa (South Africa), TelMex (Mexico), Telstra (Australia), Telus International (Canada), Time (Malaysia), TM (Malaysia), Vector (New Zealand), Virgin Media Business (U.K.), Zayo Group (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.