Vertical Systems Group has broken down its annual Business Ethernet Leaderboard, placing Cox and Time Warner Cable atop the cable MSO segment.
Based on port share, the top cable MSOs selling business Ethernet services in the U.S. are Cox, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Lightpath (formerly Optimum Lightpath), and Comcast, according to VSG's latest research. This is a new benchmark for measuring Ethernet market presence based on billable ports delivered by cable operators.
"Business Ethernet services are a strategic and growing revenue source for Cable MSOs. We're seeing more aggressive marketing as the cable operators step up their efforts against the incumbent carriers and CLECs within their respective service territories," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Cox and Time Warner Cable have consistently held positions on Vertical's U.S. Leaderboard, and continue to expand their Ethernet businesses. However, Comcast currently has the fastest port growth of the providers on the 2012 Cable MSO Ethernet Leaderboard."
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