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Sep 03

Lumen Tops AT&T, Spectrum Again in Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

By | Managed Services News

T-Mobile dropped out of the challenger tier.

Lumen continues to lead the U.S. carrier Ethernet market, according to Vertical Systems Group.

VSG on Thursday presented its Mid-2021 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. AT&T trailed in second, followed by Spectrum Enterprise.

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has led this list since acquiring Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Vertical Systems Group 2021 Carrier Mid-Year

Source: Vertical Systems Group

The latest report continues to reflect hampered Ethernet growth in the U.S. market. As you might expect, COVID-19 played a role.

Vertical Systems Group's Rick Malone

Vertical Systems Group’s Rick Malone

“Protracted effects of the pandemic throughout the U.S. continue to suppress expansion of Ethernet service installations. Commercial building workforce levels – a primary driver for bandwidth – remain lower than normal,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.

But more factors than the coronavirus are at play here. VSG pointed to hybrid SD-WAN solutions that are cutting into Ethernet access to MPLS services. However, many customers are using Ethernet-based dedicated internet access for SD-WAN underlays. VSG noted that Ethernet DIA and Ethernet-based wavelength services.

The leaderboard also features Verizon, Comcast, Cox and Windstream. All of these providers held more than 4% of the U.S. retail Ethernet port market as of June 30. According to VSG, Comcast enjoyed higher port share growth in the first half of 2021 than any other company.

The leaderboard has not changed since year-end 2019, except for Windstream and Cox swapping places. In addition, T-Mobile (Sprint) dropped out of the challenger tier.

VSG also noted that only Lumen and Verizon possess an MEF 3.0 carrier Ethernet certification.

 

Sep 03

Lumen Tops AT&T, Spectrum Again in Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

By | Managed Services News

T-Mobile dropped out of the challenger tier.

Lumen continues to lead the U.S. carrier Ethernet market, according to Vertical Systems Group.

VSG on Thursday presented its Mid-2021 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. AT&T trailed in second, followed by Spectrum Enterprise.

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has led this list since acquiring Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Vertical Systems Group 2021 Carrier Mid-Year

Source: Vertical Systems Group

The latest report continues to reflect hampered Ethernet growth in the U.S. market. As you might expect, COVID-19 played a role.

Vertical Systems Group's Rick Malone

Vertical Systems Group’s Rick Malone

“Protracted effects of the pandemic throughout the U.S. continue to suppress expansion of Ethernet service installations. Commercial building workforce levels – a primary driver for bandwidth – remain lower than normal,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.

But more factors than the coronavirus are at play here. VSG pointed to hybrid SD-WAN solutions that are cutting into Ethernet access to MPLS services. However, many customers are using Ethernet-based dedicated internet access for SD-WAN underlays. VSG noted that Ethernet DIA and Ethernet-based wavelength services.

The leaderboard also features Verizon, Comcast, Cox and Windstream. All of these providers held more than 4% of the U.S. retail Ethernet port market as of June 30. According to VSG, Comcast enjoyed higher port share growth in the first half of 2021 than any other company.

The leaderboard has not changed since year-end 2019, except for Windstream and Cox swapping places. In addition, T-Mobile (Sprint) dropped out of the challenger tier.

VSG also noted that only Lumen and Verizon possess an MEF 3.0 carrier Ethernet certification.

 

Sep 03

NextGen 101er SabinoCompTech Acquired by The Synetek Group

By | Managed Services News

The merging of the two firms will combine each’s strengths and expertise to create more value for their customers.

Dallas-based The Synetek Group is acquiring SabinoCompTech, a 2021 Channel Futures NextGen 101 honoree. The merging of the two companies brings together two globally recognized service providers. Each brings individual niche strengths and expertise to the table, which they say will create more value for their customers. 

The Synetek Group's Mayron Herrera

The Synetek Group’s Mayron Herrera

“With SabinoCompTech joining, we have talented team members that I feel will fit right into our culture. They have a lot of experience in each of their areas and bring an equal customer experience mindset and standards that will complement Synetek’s own,” said Mayron Herrera, CEO of The Synetek Group. “With our acquisition of SabinoCompTech, we hope to make a greater impact on the businesses we work with and in the greater business community.”

Keep up with the latest channel-impacting mergers and acquisitions in our M&A roundup.

The SabinoCompTech team will integrate with Synetek’s group of IT professionals. Both Synetek and Sabino customers will get the added value of a larger team available to them. They will also get rich expertise that comes with a joining of forces, the companies said.

“Our goal has always been to provide the awe-inspiring service, solutions and products for our clients and we will continue to do so on a larger scale by joining Synetek,” says Nancy Sabino, CEO of SabinoCompTech and now VP of sales and marketing of The Synetek Group. “We are looking forward to the future with Synetek and being able to help many more businesses let go of their IT frustrations with an even more awesome IT experience.”

SabinoCompTech, now part of The Synetek Group, made our 2021 NextGen 101 list, coming in at No. 14.

Sep 03

Lumen Tops AT&T, Spectrum Again in Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

By | Managed Services News

T-Mobile dropped out of the challenger tier.

Lumen continues to lead the U.S. carrier Ethernet market, according to Vertical Systems Group.

VSG on Thursday presented its Mid-2021 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. AT&T trailed in second, followed by Spectrum Enterprise.

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has led this list since acquiring Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Vertical Systems Group 2021 Carrier Mid-Year

Source: Vertical Systems Group

The latest report continues to reflect hampered Ethernet growth in the U.S. market. As you might expect, COVID-19 played a role.

Vertical Systems Group's Rick Malone

Vertical Systems Group’s Rick Malone

“Protracted effects of the pandemic throughout the U.S. continue to suppress expansion of Ethernet service installations. Commercial building workforce levels – a primary driver for bandwidth – remain lower than normal,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.

But more factors than the coronavirus are at play here. VSG pointed to hybrid SD-WAN solutions that are cutting into Ethernet access to MPLS services. However, many customers are using Ethernet-based dedicated internet access for SD-WAN underlays. VSG noted that Ethernet DIA and Ethernet-based wavelength services.

The leaderboard also features Verizon, Comcast, Cox and Windstream. All of these providers held more than 4% of the U.S. retail Ethernet port market as of June 30. According to VSG, Comcast enjoyed higher port share growth in the first half of 2021 than any other company.

The leaderboard has not changed since year-end 2019, except for Windstream and Cox swapping places. In addition, T-Mobile (Sprint) dropped out of the challenger tier.

VSG also noted that only Lumen and Verizon possess an MEF 3.0 carrier Ethernet certification.

 

Sep 03

Lumen Tops AT&T, Spectrum Again in Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

By | Managed Services News

T-Mobile dropped out of the challenger tier.

Lumen continues to lead the U.S. carrier Ethernet market, according to Vertical Systems Group.

VSG on Thursday presented its Mid-2021 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. AT&T trailed in second, followed by Spectrum Enterprise.

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has led this list since acquiring Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Vertical Systems Group 2021 Carrier Mid-Year

Source: Vertical Systems Group

The latest report continues to reflect hampered Ethernet growth in the U.S. market. As you might expect, COVID-19 played a role.

Vertical Systems Group's Rick Malone

Vertical Systems Group’s Rick Malone

“Protracted effects of the pandemic throughout the U.S. continue to suppress expansion of Ethernet service installations. Commercial building workforce levels – a primary driver for bandwidth – remain lower than normal,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.

But more factors than the coronavirus are at play here. VSG pointed to hybrid SD-WAN solutions that are cutting into Ethernet access to MPLS services. However, many customers are using Ethernet-based dedicated internet access for SD-WAN underlays. VSG noted that Ethernet DIA and Ethernet-based wavelength services.

The leaderboard also features Verizon, Comcast, Cox and Windstream. All of these providers held more than 4% of the U.S. retail Ethernet port market as of June 30. According to VSG, Comcast enjoyed higher port share growth in the first half of 2021 than any other company.

The leaderboard has not changed since year-end 2019, except for Windstream and Cox swapping places. In addition, T-Mobile (Sprint) dropped out of the challenger tier.

VSG also noted that only Lumen and Verizon possess an MEF 3.0 carrier Ethernet certification.

 

Sep 03

Lumen Tops AT&T, Spectrum Again in Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

By | Managed Services News

T-Mobile dropped out of the challenger tier.

Lumen continues to lead the U.S. carrier Ethernet market, according to Vertical Systems Group.

VSG on Thursday presented its Mid-2021 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. AT&T trailed in second, followed by Spectrum Enterprise.

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has led this list since acquiring Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Vertical Systems Group 2021 Carrier Mid-Year

Source: Vertical Systems Group

The latest report continues to reflect hampered Ethernet growth in the U.S. market. As you might expect, COVID-19 played a role.

Vertical Systems Group's Rick Malone

Vertical Systems Group’s Rick Malone

“Protracted effects of the pandemic throughout the U.S. continue to suppress expansion of Ethernet service installations. Commercial building workforce levels – a primary driver for bandwidth – remain lower than normal,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.

But more factors than the coronavirus are at play here. VSG pointed to hybrid SD-WAN solutions that are cutting into Ethernet access to MPLS services. However, many customers are using Ethernet-based dedicated internet access for SD-WAN underlays. VSG noted that Ethernet DIA and Ethernet-based wavelength services.

The leaderboard also features Verizon, Comcast, Cox and Windstream. All of these providers held more than 4% of the U.S. retail Ethernet port market as of June 30. According to VSG, Comcast enjoyed higher port share growth in the first half of 2021 than any other company.

The leaderboard has not changed since year-end 2019, except for Windstream and Cox swapping places. In addition, T-Mobile (Sprint) dropped out of the challenger tier.

VSG also noted that only Lumen and Verizon possess an MEF 3.0 carrier Ethernet certification.

 

Sep 03

Lumen Tops AT&T, Spectrum Again in Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

By | Managed Services News

T-Mobile dropped out of the challenger tier.

Lumen continues to lead the U.S. carrier Ethernet market, according to Vertical Systems Group.

VSG on Thursday presented its Mid-2021 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. AT&T trailed in second, followed by Spectrum Enterprise.

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has led this list since acquiring Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Vertical Systems Group 2021 Carrier Mid-Year

Source: Vertical Systems Group

The latest report continues to reflect hampered Ethernet growth in the U.S. market. As you might expect, COVID-19 played a role.

Vertical Systems Group's Rick Malone

Vertical Systems Group’s Rick Malone

“Protracted effects of the pandemic throughout the U.S. continue to suppress expansion of Ethernet service installations. Commercial building workforce levels – a primary driver for bandwidth – remain lower than normal,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.

But more factors than the coronavirus are at play here. VSG pointed to hybrid SD-WAN solutions that are cutting into Ethernet access to MPLS services. However, many customers are using Ethernet-based dedicated internet access for SD-WAN underlays. VSG noted that Ethernet DIA and Ethernet-based wavelength services.

The leaderboard also features Verizon, Comcast, Cox and Windstream. All of these providers held more than 4% of the U.S. retail Ethernet port market as of June 30. According to VSG, Comcast enjoyed higher port share growth in the first half of 2021 than any other company.

The leaderboard has not changed since year-end 2019, except for Windstream and Cox swapping places. In addition, T-Mobile (Sprint) dropped out of the challenger tier.

VSG also noted that only Lumen and Verizon possess an MEF 3.0 carrier Ethernet certification.

 

Sep 03

Lumen Tops AT&T, Spectrum Again in Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

By | Managed Services News

T-Mobile dropped out of the challenger tier.

Lumen continues to lead the U.S. carrier Ethernet market, according to Vertical Systems Group.

VSG on Thursday presented its Mid-2021 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. AT&T trailed in second, followed by Spectrum Enterprise.

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has led this list since acquiring Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Vertical Systems Group 2021 Carrier Mid-Year

Source: Vertical Systems Group

The latest report continues to reflect hampered Ethernet growth in the U.S. market. As you might expect, COVID-19 played a role.

Vertical Systems Group's Rick Malone

Vertical Systems Group’s Rick Malone

“Protracted effects of the pandemic throughout the U.S. continue to suppress expansion of Ethernet service installations. Commercial building workforce levels – a primary driver for bandwidth – remain lower than normal,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.

But more factors than the coronavirus are at play here. VSG pointed to hybrid SD-WAN solutions that are cutting into Ethernet access to MPLS services. However, many customers are using Ethernet-based dedicated internet access for SD-WAN underlays. VSG noted that Ethernet DIA and Ethernet-based wavelength services.

The leaderboard also features Verizon, Comcast, Cox and Windstream. All of these providers held more than 4% of the U.S. retail Ethernet port market as of June 30. According to VSG, Comcast enjoyed higher port share growth in the first half of 2021 than any other company.

The leaderboard has not changed since year-end 2019, except for Windstream and Cox swapping places. In addition, T-Mobile (Sprint) dropped out of the challenger tier.

VSG also noted that only Lumen and Verizon possess an MEF 3.0 carrier Ethernet certification.

 

Sep 03

Lumen Tops AT&T, Spectrum Again in Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

By | Managed Services News

T-Mobile dropped out of the challenger tier.

Lumen continues to lead the U.S. carrier Ethernet market, according to Vertical Systems Group.

VSG on Thursday presented its Mid-2021 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. AT&T trailed in second, followed by Spectrum Enterprise.

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has led this list since acquiring Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Vertical Systems Group 2021 Carrier Mid-Year

Source: Vertical Systems Group

The latest report continues to reflect hampered Ethernet growth in the U.S. market. As you might expect, COVID-19 played a role.

Vertical Systems Group's Rick Malone

Vertical Systems Group’s Rick Malone

“Protracted effects of the pandemic throughout the U.S. continue to suppress expansion of Ethernet service installations. Commercial building workforce levels – a primary driver for bandwidth – remain lower than normal,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.

But more factors than the coronavirus are at play here. VSG pointed to hybrid SD-WAN solutions that are cutting into Ethernet access to MPLS services. However, many customers are using Ethernet-based dedicated internet access for SD-WAN underlays. VSG noted that Ethernet DIA and Ethernet-based wavelength services.

The leaderboard also features Verizon, Comcast, Cox and Windstream. All of these providers held more than 4% of the U.S. retail Ethernet port market as of June 30. According to VSG, Comcast enjoyed higher port share growth in the first half of 2021 than any other company.

The leaderboard has not changed since year-end 2019, except for Windstream and Cox swapping places. In addition, T-Mobile (Sprint) dropped out of the challenger tier.

VSG also noted that only Lumen and Verizon possess an MEF 3.0 carrier Ethernet certification.

 

Sep 02

Lumen Tops AT&T, Spectrum Again in Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

By | Managed Services News

T-Mobile dropped out of the challenger tier.

Lumen continues to lead the U.S. carrier Ethernet market, according to Vertical Systems Group.

VSG on Thursday presented its Mid-2021 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. AT&T trailed in second, followed by Spectrum Enterprise.

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has led this list since acquiring Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Vertical Systems Group 2021 Carrier Mid-Year

Source: Vertical Systems Group

The latest report continues to reflect hampered Ethernet growth in the U.S. market. As you might expect, COVID-19 played a role.

Vertical Systems Group's Rick Malone

Vertical Systems Group’s Rick Malone

“Protracted effects of the pandemic throughout the U.S. continue to suppress expansion of Ethernet service installations. Commercial building workforce levels – a primary driver for bandwidth – remain lower than normal,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.

But more factors than the coronavirus are at play here. VSG pointed to hybrid SD-WAN solutions that are cutting into Ethernet access to MPLS services. However, many customers are using Ethernet-based dedicated internet access for SD-WAN underlays. VSG noted that Ethernet DIA and Ethernet-based wavelength services.

The leaderboard also features Verizon, Comcast, Cox and Windstream. All of these providers held more than 4% of the U.S. retail Ethernet port market as of June 30. According to VSG, Comcast enjoyed higher port share growth in the first half of 2021 than any other company.

The leaderboard has not changed since year-end 2019, except for Windstream and Cox swapping places. In addition, T-Mobile (Sprint) dropped out of the challenger tier.

VSG also noted that only Lumen and Verizon possess an MEF 3.0 carrier Ethernet certification.

 

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