Vertical: Global Ethernet interconnect market rises up

In its latest global business Ethernet report, Vertical Systems Group illustrates that six service providers are dominating the global international interconnect market. U.K. competitive operator COLT leads the charge for global Ethernet business interconnection, followed by Orange Business Services (France), Verizon, AT&T, NTT Communications (Japan) and Reliance Globalcom (India). The report used the size of the carriers' service footprints in the global Ethernet interconnection market to rank them. To gain that network footprint, international service providers are engaging in pre-standard Ethernet Network to Network Interconnection (E-NNI) agreements with other carrier partners.

Vertical points out that COLT and Orange are "enhancing their global reach by leveraging their existing fiber infrastructures in major commerce centers" in Europe. Meanwhile, "Verizon and AT&T expanding their Business Ethernet access worldwide to deliver pan-European and pan-Asian networks, as well as to broaden service accessibility for U.S.-based multinational networks."

For more:
- see the Vertical Systems Group release here

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