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Press Release -- January 11th, 2012
Source: Verizon
Tags: Video

Leading Analyst Firm Positions Verizon in the Leaders Quadrant for Asia-Pacific Network Service Providers

SINGAPORE -- Industry analyst firm Gartner Inc. has placed Verizon in the Leaders quadrant in its new report, “Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers.”1

The report evaluates network service providers offering international network services to multinational companies (MNCs) with regional networks in Asia-Pacific.

Andrew Dobbins, Verizon’s Asia-Pacific vice president, said: “2011 was a strong year for Verizon in Asia-Pacific. We significantly strengthened our cloud proposition, and we continue to see strong adoption of our managed services and security solutions, backed by our professional service support. With our world-class global network as the essential platform for integrated industry solutions we are able to play an increasingly critical role in helping our customers transform how they do business."

Positioning in the Gartner Magic Quadrant is based on a service provider’s completeness of vision and ability to execute, which includes several criteria such as customer experience, and sales execution/pricing.

Gartner notes in the report that “the needs of MNCs have begun to change, and network service providers (NSPs) are making progress toward meeting these needs. Most have rolled out a portfolio of important managed services, including WAN management and optimization, Internet Protocol (IP) telephony, video conferencing, unified communications, and security. Several have also rolled out cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to further differentiate themselves.”

Verizon has also recently been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for US Telecommunications Service Providers2, Global Network Service Providers3 and Pan-European Network Service Providers4.

Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies. Verizon delivers integrated IT and communications solutions via its high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate. Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based "everything-as-a-service" delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-class solutions within the reach of every business. Visit our website to learn more about solutions for businesses of all sizes.

1 Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers” December 13, 2011, author To Chee-Eng, Bjarne Munch, Vincent Fu, Kenshi Tazaki.

2 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers,” December 5, 2011; Authors Robert F. Mason, Phillip Redman, Ted Chamberlin; ID Number: G00219751

3 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers,” March 31, 2011; Authors Neil Rickard, Robert F. Mason; ID Number: G00210099

4 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Network Service Providers” March 31, 2011, Authors: Neil Rickard, Katja Ruud; ID Number: G00210276
About the Magic Quadrant

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About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 107 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic networ k, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $106.6 billion in 2010 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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