As originally published in Vertical Systems Group
Shakeup in rankings; Ports grew 23% in 2014
BOSTON, MA, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 – Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD results for year-end 2014 are as follows (in rank order based on retail port share): AT&T, Level 3, Verizon, CenturyLink, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox and XO. Continued solid market demand for higher bandwidth services boosted the U.S. base of Ethernet port installations 23% in 2014. This growth rate is on track with Vertical’s previous forecast and follows a 26% increase in 2013.
Port shares were calculated using the base of enterprise installations of Ethernet services, plus input from surveys of Ethernet providers. The LEADERBOARD threshold is four percent (4%) or more of billable port installations.
Carrier Ethernet Service Providers cited fiber footprint reach as the top competitive advantage, and footprint expansion as the primary growth challenge for 2015 in response to Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2014 Ethernet/IP VPN/Fiber and LEADERBOARD Survey.
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