Orange Business beats AT&T in Ethernet network market

Vertical Systems Group announced that Orange Business Services has jumped from third position in the 2021 Ethernet network providers market to rank #1, displacing AT&T which had held the top position since 2018.
2021 Carrier Ethernet Global Providers
The seven companies that achieved a rank on the 2021 Ethernet network providers are Orange Business Services (France), Colt (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.), AT&T (U.S.), Lumen (U.S.), BT Global Services (U.K.) and NTT (Japan). The Ethernet Global Provider report is based on retail port share as of year-end 2021.

This industry benchmark for multinational Ethernet network market presence ranks companies that hold a 4 percent or higher share of billable retail ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.

Eight companies retain a 2021 Challenge Tier citation (in alphabetical order): Cogent (U.S.), Global Cloud Xchange (India), GTT (U.S.), SingTel (Singapore), T-Systems (Germany), Tata Communications (India), Telefonica (Spain) and Vodafone (U.K.). The Challenge Tier includes companies with share between 2 percent and 4 percent of this defined market.

“Global customer demand for Ethernet networks is slowly recovering, however we expect continued volatility ahead due to unstable economic and geopolitical conditions worldwide,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group.

Colt retains the #2 rank overall. Verizon advances to rank #3, up from fifth position. Lumen shifts from fourth position to rank #5.

The report said enterprise demand for Ethernet DIA connections is spiking due to new global SD-WAN rollouts. Conversely, Ethernet access to VPN connectivity is declining due to customer migration away from MPLS.

Companies in the 2021 Market Player tier are as follows (in alphabetical order): Bell (Canada), CAT Telecom (Thailand), China Telecom (China), Claro Enterprise Solutions (Mexico), CMC Networks (South Africa), Comcast (includes Masergy) (U.S.), Embratel (Brazil), Epsilon (Singapore), euNetworks (U.K.), Exponential-e U.K.), Globe (Philippines), GlobeNet (Brazil), HGC Global (Hong Kong), Indosat Ooredoo (Indonesia), KDDI (Japan), Korea Telecom (Korea), PCCW Global (Hong Kong), PLDT Global (Philippines), Retelit (Italy), Sparkle (Italy), StarHub (Singapore), Syringa Networks (U.S.), T-Mobile (U.S.), TM One (Malaysia), Telia (Sweden), Telin (Singapore), Telstra (Australia), Virgin Media (U.K.), Zayo (U.S.) and other providers selling Ethernet services outside their home country.

Market shares are measured based on the number of billable retail customer ports installed.

Vertical Systems Group’s Ethernet port share analysis includes six service segments based on what service providers are offering and enterprise customers are purchasing as follows: Ethernet DIA (Dedicated Internet Access), E-Access to IP/MPLS VPN, Ethernet Private Lines, Ethernet Virtual Private Lines, Metro LAN, and WAN VPLS.