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Vertical Systems Group: Mid-Year 2016 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

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Orange retains the top rank; Level 3 advances

global-lb-mid-2016-e1472652953500BOSTON, MA, September 7, 2016 – Vertical Systems Group’s Mid-Year 2016 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD results are as follows (in rank order based on retail port share): Orange Business (France), Colt (U.K.), BT Global Services (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), Level 3 (U.S.), Verizon(U.S.) and NTT (Japan). The Global Provider LEADERBOARD is the industry’s benchmark for multinational Ethernet network market presence, ranking companies that hold a 4% or higher share of billable retail ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.

2015 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

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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.

2015 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

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2014 U.S. Cable MSO Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Originally posted by Vertical Systems Group

Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox, Charter and Lightpath are top ranked providers

Vertical Systems Group LogoBOSTON, MA, MARCH 16, 2015 – Time Warner Cable, Comcast,ComcastCharter and Lightpath are the top Cable MSOs selling Carrier Ethernet services in the U.S., according to Vertical Systems Group’s latest research. These companies are listed on Vertical’s 2014 U.S. Cable MSO Ethernet LEADERBOARD ranked by share of billable U.S. retail ports delivered by cable operators as of year-end 2014.

2014 U.S. Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

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Level 3 jumps to top ranking above XO, Cogent and Zayo

us-lb-ye-2014-compBOSTON, MA, MARCH 13, 2015 – Level 3, XO, Cogent and Zayo are the top Competitive Providers selling Carrier Ethernet services in the U.S., according to Vertical Systems Group’s latest research. These companies are listed on Vertical’s 2014 U.S. Competitive Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD ranked by share of billable U.S retail ports delivered by competitive service providers as of year-end 2014.

Each of these four companies has attained either a LEADERBOARD rank or a Challenge Tier citation on the 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD, the industry benchmark for measuring Ethernet market presence in the U.S.

“The large number of Competitive Providers selling Ethernet in the U.S. affords business customers an extensive choice of services, price points and delivery options,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “While the Level 3 acquisition of tw telecom garnered a lot of industry attention, most companies in this segment substantially grew their Ethernet businesses to gain market share in 2014.”

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2014 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

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AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream are top providers

BOSTON, MA, MARCH 12, 2015 – The top four Incumbents selling Carrier Ethernet services in the U.S. are as follows (in rank order based on port share): AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream, according to Vertical Systems Group’s latest research. These companies have achieved positions on Vertical’s 2014 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD, the benchmark for measuring Ethernet market presence based on billable retail ports delivered by Incumbent Carriers.

“As a group, Incumbent Carriers had slower Ethernet growth than Competitive Providers or Cable MSOs. However, incumbents made considerable service advances in 2014, including investments in fiber builds and stronger integration with other offerings,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “Despite the challenges of mature technologies and a cost structure that can be uncompetitive for out-of-region sites, incumbents lead in the delivery of more complex nationwide networks.”

Each company on the 2014 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD has achieved either a LEADERBOARD rank or a Challenge Tier citation on the 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD.

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2014 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

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.

2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

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Shakeup in rankings; Ports grew 23% in 2014

Vertical Systems Group LogoBOSTON, 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&TLevel 3, Verizon, CenturyLinkTime 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.