Mid-2009 Business Ethernet Leaderboard
BOSTON, MA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Incumbents stepped up their presence in the Business Ethernet market in the first half of 2009 by capitalizing on their fiber footprints and focusing on metro services, according to Vertical Systems Group's mid-2009 market analysis. As a result, the Incumbent Carrier segment now exceeds the Competitive Provider and Cable MSO segments combined, based on retail customer port installations. AT&T showed the largest gain, increasing its share by more than one percent during the first half of 2009. Verizon and Qwest also gained share during the six month period.
"The first six months of 2009 showed healthy growth in U.S. Business Ethernet services, despite the soft market for telecom services overall," said Rick Malone, Principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Lower cost metro services led the way as user enterprises continued to consolidate headcount into their metro campuses and local building clusters."
Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Business Ethernet Leaderboard includes service providers with 4% or more of the market based on ports. Nine providers attained a Leaderboard ranking based on mid-2009 Business Ethernet share results. Each of the top three providers holds a double-digit port share, while provider shares between the sixth and ninth positions are separated by less than 4%. XO moves into the Leaderboard for the first time. The nine providers in order by port share are AT&T, Verizon, tw Telecom, Cox, Qwest, Time Warner Cable, Cogent, XO and Level 3.
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