Originally posted by Vertical Systems Group

Customer purchase decisions for multinational networks driven by Ethernet service reach and fiber footprint

Vertical Systems Group LogoBOSTON, MA, MARCH 5, 2015 – Orange Business (France),BT Global Services (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), AT&T(U.S.), Level 3 (U.S.) and NTT (Japan) have achieved a position on Vertical Systems Group’s 2014 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD, the industry’s benchmark for measuring multinational Ethernet network market presence. Global Providers ranked on the LEADERBOARD each hold a four percent (4%) or higher share of billable retail Ethernet ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.

Other Global Providers offering Ethernet services have shares that are below the LEADERBOARD threshold. The Challenge Tier includes companies with share between 2% and 4% share of this defined market. Seven companies qualify for the year-end 2014 Challenge Tier (Note – in alphabetical order): Cogent (U.S.), Global Cloud Xchange [formerly Reliance Globalcom] (India), SingTel(Singapore), T-Systems (Germany), Tata Communications(India), Telefonica Worldwide (Spain) and Vodafone(U.K.).

“Global providers increased their ‘out of home market’ Ethernet port deployments by 15% in 2014 as enterprises expanded their multinational networks to new locations and upgraded legacy sites with higher speed Ethernet access,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “Large enterprises cite service reach and fiber footprint coverage as the top criteria for their global Ethernet purchase decisions.”

The Market Player tier includes all Global Providers with port share below 2%. Companies in the year-end 2014 Market Player tier are as follows (Note – in alphabetical order): 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 (Philippines), GlobeNet (Brazil), GTT (U.S.), Hutchinson Global (Hong Kong), Indosat (Indonesia), Interoute (U.K.), KDDI (Japan), Korea Telecom (Korea), KPN International (Netherlands), Masergy (U.S.), PCCW Global (Hong Kong), PLDT (Philippines), Rogers (Canada), Rostelecom (Russia), Softbank Telecom (Japan), Sparkle (Italy), StarHub (Singapore), Swisscom (Switzerland), Symphony (Thailand), TDC (Denmark), Telecom Italia (Italy), Telecom New Zealand (New Zealand), Telekom Malaysia (Malaysia), Telenor (Norway), TeliaSonera (Sweden), Telin (Indonesia), TelkomSouth Africa (South Africa), TelMex (Mexico), Telstra (Australia), Vector (New Zealand), Virgin Media Business (U.K.), XO (U.S.), Zayo Group (U.S.), and other providers selling Ethernet services outside their home country.

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