VSG: Charter leads in MSO Ethernet

March 19, 2018
According to Vertical Systems Group, Spectrum Enterprise, the business services arm of Charter Communications, is the leading Ethernet ...

According to Vertical Systems Group, Spectrum Enterprise, the business services arm of Charter Communications, is the leading Ethernet provider among cable operators. Spectrum Enterprise, Comcast, Cox and Altice USA all gained a rank position on the 2017 U.S. Cable MSO Ethernet LEADERBOARD, according to VSG. The Cable MSO LEADERBOARD ranks cable multiple system operators (MSOs) in order based on U.S. retail Ethernet port share for the segment.

To qualify for the 2017 U.S. Cable MSO Ethernet LEADERBOARD, companies must achieve either a top rank or a Challenge Tier citation on the overall 2017 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD. Cable MSO is one of three U.S. provider segments, along with the Incumbent Carrier and Competitive Provider segments.

Spectrum Enterprise retains first position in 2017, driven by strong growth in fiber-based Ethernet connections. Comcast continues to hold second position, followed by Cox in third. Each of those companies also holds a top rank on the 2017 U.S. Carrier Ethernet market benchmark. Altice, which received a 2017 U.S. Challenge Tier citation, holds fourth position in the Cable MSO segment.

Leading Cable MSOs have made strategic commitments to deep fiber buildouts, aggressive service pricing, and market expansion to include mid-market and national enterprises. Spectrum Enterprise is the top cable MSO on the U.S. Fiber Lit Buildings LEADERBOARD. Comcast had the highest organic growth rate of companies across all 2017 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs.

Other companies in the Cable MSO segment include Armstrong Business Solutions, Atlantic Broadband Business, BendBroadband Business, Cable One Business, Metrocast Business Services, Midco, MediaCom, RCN Business, WOW! Business and other cable companies selling retail U.S. Ethernet services.

Research sources for share calculations include Vertical Systems Group's base of enterprise installations, plus direct input from biannual surveys of network operators selling Ethernet network services.

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