August 26, 2013
Vertical Systems Group Midyear Ethernet Ranking Places AT&T on Top
By Michael Guta
TMCnet Contributing Writer
A recent research paper by Ovum said the Ethernet services market will reach $62 billion by 2018 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6 percent from 2012. This growth is being driven by communication service providers (CSPs), cloud computing and data centers. With such a lucrative market, competition is getting stiffer among players in the field, and the midyear ranking of carrier Ethernet service providers by Vertical Systems Group highlights the hold large companies have in the industry.
The leaderboard is comprised of companies with at least 4 percent or more of billable retail port installations. AT&T (News - Alert) was ranked the top company in terms of port share, followed by Verizon, tw telecom, CenturyLink, Cox, XO Communications, Time Warner Cable and Level 3 Communications. This was determined by calculating share in Vertical's Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard using its enterprise base installations, survey of Ethernet service providers as well as direct input and other data.
AT&T’s executive director of M2M Product Marketing for Advanced Mobility Solutions, M. Mobeen Khan, will be participating in a panel discussion this Tuesday at 10 a.m. as part of the M2M Evolution Expo, collocated with ITEXPO Las Vegas. AT&T is an M2M Evolution event sponsor.
The challenge tier is made up of companies that have one percent or more billable retail port installations, and they include: Charter Business, Cogent, Comcast (News - Alert) Business, Integra, Lightpath (formerly Optimum Lightpath), Windstream, and Zayo Group (includes AboveNet and other acquisitions).
Other providers selling Ethernet services in the U.S. include: Alpheus Communications, American Telesis, Bright House Networks, BT Global Services, Canby, Cbeyond, Cincinnati Bell (News - Alert), Consolidated Communications, Earthlink Business, Expedient, FairPoint Communications, FiberLight, Frontier, IP Networks, Lightower (includes Sidera Networks), LS Networks, Lumos Networks, Masergy, Megapath, NTT America, Orange Business, Reliance Globalcom, Sprint, SuddenLink, Tata, US Signal, Virtela (News - Alert) and others.
Key results of the Carrier Ethernet services share analysis for mid-2013 are:
Edited by Alisen Downey
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