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Press Release -- November 26th, 2013
Source: Verizon

Metro Ethernet Forum Honors Verizon as Global Service Provider of the Year for Fifth Consecutive Year

Verizon Also Takes Top Wholesale, Marketing and Regional Ethernet Honors

by Kevin W. Irland

For the fifth consecutive year, the Metro Ethernet Forum has named Verizon its Global Service Provider of the Year, in recognition of the company’s leadership and commitment to innovation in delivering carrier Ethernet business services.

Verizon also took top global honors for best marketing, as well as accolades in North American for best wholesale Ethernet service and in the Caribbean-Latin American region for best marketing.

“Enterprises and government agencies worldwide rely on carrier Ethernet services to provide the flexibility and reliability they need to power their network infrastructure,” said Guru Pai, senior vice president and chief product officer, Verizon. “These awards from the Metro Ethernet Forum underscore Verizon’s commitment to lead the market with advanced, fast and reliable services in today’s highly competitive and dynamic marketplace.”

Verizon’s Ethernet portfolio offers enterprises, government agencies and wholesale customers around the globe with a robust network infrastructure that offers the bandwidth, security and reliability to support far-flung operations and the delivery of mission-critical business applications and information. The company’s broad portfolio of switched and dedicated Ethernet services features bandwidth capacity up to 10 Gbps and the ability to dynamically adjust capacity to meet changing business requirements, as well as burstable connections to manage short periods of heavy usage.

Added Quintin Lew, senior vice president of marketing, Verizon Global Wholesale, “Our wholesale clients around the globe turn to Verizon for the Ethernet solutions that enable them to provide their customers with effective and dependable advanced networking. Our Ethernet services continue to be recognized as the industry gold standard and deliver the differentiation, scalability and reliability that our customers want and need.”

The Metro Ethernet Forum Carrier Ethernet Awards recognize companies for leadership, innovation and excellence in the development, marketing and delivery of carrier Ethernet business services around the globe. The 2013 global and regional finalists were judged by a panel of senior industry analysts from Frost & Sullivan, Gartner, IDC, Infonetics, Ovum and Vertical Systems Group. The winners of the 2013 awards were announced on Nov. 20.

For more information on Verizon’s Ethernet solutions, enterprises and government agencies should visit the Verizon Enterprise Solutions website. Wholesale customers should visit the Verizon Global Wholesale website.

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