STAMFORD, Connecticut, August 23, 2016 — Spectrum Enterprise, the enterprise services provided by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR, news, filings), today announced it was ranked #3 on the Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD for Mid-Year 2016. The Vertical Systems Group LEADERBOARD is the industry’s foremost benchmark for measuring Ethernet Service Provider market presence.
Charter joins the LEADERBOARD for the first time at third position based on aggregated ports from its May 2016 combination with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. At the end of 2015, Time Warner Cable was the top Cable MSO and ranked fifth on the U.S. LEADERBOARD, while Charter and Bright House Networks were in the Challenge Tier. Charter is now the largest Cable MSO provider of retail Ethernet services.
Charter is a known leader in the US Ethernet market, delivering Internet, Wide Area Network (WAN), and cellular backhaul. Charter is also distinguished by having the most Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet Certified professionals worldwide. The Metro Ethernet Forum is the global defining body for Carrier Ethernet and works to accelerate the worldwide adoption of carrier-class Ethernet networks and services.
“We’re proud and pleased to have secured this position on the Mid-Year 2016 Vertical Systems Group LEADERBOARD, especially given the competition in the marketplace,” said Greg King, Senior Vice President, Spectrum Enterprise Product, Marketing and Strategy, Charter Communications. “With the combination of Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Charter Ethernet networks, we can better serve enterprises with locations across the country. Our position on the LEADERBOARD demonstrates the trust that enterprises have placed in us, and we expect to build on this by bringing more flexible and scalable Ethernet solutions to market.”
"Charter's combination with Time Warner Cable and Bright House elevates the company to a leadership position in the Ethernet market," said Rick Malone, Principal of Vertical Systems Group. "The company is well positioned to leverage its greater scale, broader network reach and expertise to capitalize on emerging market opportunities."
Spectrum Enterprise Ethernet services are widely available in 148,000 fiber-lit buildings. The company provides customers with reliable MEF CE 2.0 certified Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) and wholesale Ethernet Access (E-Access) network solutions to interconnect business locations within and across metro and regional markets. Services are scalable and offer high bandwidth solutions with speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps (speeds available in most areas). Spectrum Enterprise Ethernet is delivered over a fiber-rich network backed by industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs). More information about Spectrum Enterprise can be found at enterprise.spectrum.com.
About Spectrum Enterprise
Spectrum Enterprise, the enterprise services offered by Charter Communications, delivers enterprise-grade Internet, networking, voice, commercial video and managed services to large and mid-sized organizations leveraging our reliable, secure, fiber-based network. We build business-to-business solutions with a people-to-people focus. Our dedicated, comprehensive account team makes connecting easier, providing the bandwidth and support you need to accelerate your growth. Connect your business to more: more customers, more support and more opportunities. For more information, visit enterprise.spectrum.com.
About Charter Communications
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com
About Vertical Systems Group
Vertical Systems Group is a market research and strategic consulting firm specializing in defensible quantification of the networking industry. The firm’s Emerging Networks Service (ENS) Research Programs provide expert advisory support bundled with cloud-based access to in-depth research covering Carrier Ethernet, IP VPNs, business Fiber, SDN/NFV, Cloud and Data Center connectivity and legacy services migration. For more information see www.verticalsystems.com, follow us on Twitter for research alerts or contact us to speak to an analyst.