March, 2014 - In This NewsFLASH:
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U.S. Carrier Ethernet Service Ports Jump 26%

  • YE-2013 market share analysis shows port growth driven by Ethernet access to IP/MPLS VPNs and Cloud connectivity.
  • Top providers already MEF CE 2.0 certified.
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What our analysts are saying...

"When judging the 2013 MEF Carrier Ethernet awards for service providers, it was clear that numerous finalists and winners regarded CE 2.0 certification, planned certification, or compliance as an important competitive differentiator."
Rosemary Cochran, Principal

MEF Certification Programs Growing - press release   

March 4, 2014


"The Cable MSO segment had meteoric growth in 2013, and there were several changes on the Cable MSO Ethernet Leaderboard over the past year."

Rick Malone, Principal


Carrier Ethernet News 

March 28, 2014


"Market leaders AT&T and Verizon have successfully nurtured their large enterprise and global customers with Ethernet-enabled solutions, while encountering more aggressive competition in the mid and small business markets across the U.S.

Rick Malone, Principal 


Fierce Telecom 

March 24, 2014  


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Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs
Year-End 2013
Vertical Systems Group's LEADERBOARDs are industry benchmarks for measuring Ethernet market presence based on port installations. Our biannual LEADERBOARDs publicly rank the market share leaders. Other providers with Ethernet share are cited in either the Challenge or Market Player tier. Detailed share results are available to subscribers of Vertical's ENS @Ethernet Market Analysis Program.
Global Provider
Orange Business regains top position from BT Global Services.  The share margin between the two is razor thin as both companies push Ethernet into their extensive bases of global IP VPN customers.

Global Provider press release
Total U.S
Aggressive service pricing intensifies in metro markets and Cable MSOs gain ground.  The fastest growing application for 2013 continues to be Ethernet access to IP/MPLS VPNs. 

U.S. Carrier Ethernet press release
U.S Incumbent Carrier Segment
AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, and Windstream attain Incumbent Carrier LEADERBOARD positions. Market leaders encounter more aggressive competition in the mid and small business markets across the U.S.

Incumbent Carrier press release
U.S Competitive Provider Segment
tw telecom, XO, Level 3, Cogent and Zayo hold the leading Competitive Provider LEADERBOARD positions. All showed solid performance in 2013, despite experiencing unprecedented pricing pressures from Cable MSOs and other Ethernet players selling fiber-based metro services.  

U.S Cable MSO Segment
Time Warner Cable, Cox, Comcast, Charter Business, Lightpath and Bright House Networks attain top Cable MSO LEADERBOARD positions. Cable MSOs headlined the Carrier Ethernet market in 2013 with meteoric growth.  

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