Originally posted on Vertical Systems Group

Leaderboard Vertical Systems GroupColt, AT&T and Level 3 gain share for the year; Colt advances into second position ahead of BT Global

BOSTON, MA, March 30, 2016 – Vertical Systems Group’s year-end 2015 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD results are as follows (in rank order based on retail port share): Orange Business Services (France), Colt (U.K.), BT Global Services (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), Verizon (U.S.), Level 3(U.S.) and NTT (Japan). The Global Provider LEADERBOARD, the industry’s benchmark for multinational Ethernet network market presence, ranks companies that hold a 4% or higher share of billable retail ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.

Colt advances to second position on the 2015 Global Provider LEADERBOARD ahead of BT Global based on continued share gain in the second half of the year. AT&T and Level 3 were the only other LEADERBOARD-ranked companies to gain share in this segment during 2015.

The Challenge Tier of Global Providers includes companies with share between 2% and 4% of this defined market. Seven companies qualify for the Challenge Tier (in alphabetical order): Cogent (U.S.), Global Cloud Xchange(India), SingTel (Singapore), T-Systems (Germany), Tata Communications (India), Telefonica Worldwide (Spain) and Vodafone (U.K.).

“Deployments by Ethernet providers outside their home countries rose thirteen percent in 2015, indicating steady footprint expansion and network globalization,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “In addition to more extensive coverage for their global customers, carriers focused on speed and functionality enhancements, as well as the introduction of new SDN-enabled service capabilities.”

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