Nemertes Research Recognizes Verizon Business as 'Top Provider' of Carrier Ethernet and MPLS Services

Verizon Business has been recognized as the Top Provider among Market Leaders for multiprotocol label switching and Carrier Ethernet services, with two 2010 Nemertes PilotHouse Awards. This is the second time Verizon Business has received top honors for Market Leaders in both of these categories since the awards program debuted in 2008.

As more multinational companies seek to adopt hybrid global network solutions featuring both multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and Ethernet, these latest awards highlight the company's continued industry leadership and commitment to delivering proven and innovative communications solutions for customers worldwide.

"This recognition is particularly meaningful because the rankings are based 100 percent on the views and experiences of actual users, making PilotHouse a truly unique industry award," said Anthony Recine, vice president of networking and communications solutions for Verizon Business. "As businesses and government agencies continue to embrace advanced communications services such as carrier Ethernet and MPLS, they know that they can count on Verizon Business to support their global business ecosystem."

The Nemertes PilotHouse Awards are well-respected in the industry because market leaders and challengers are selected by more than 2,000 actual users who rate their service providers based on technology, customer service and value.

About the PilotHouse Awards
Nemertes' PilotHouse Award program recognizes companies in a variety of technology markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as technological innovation, customer and technical service, and value and strategic product development.  PilotHouse Awards are based 100% on the experiences of IT-decision makers. No vendors sponsor this research.

About Nemertes Research
Nemertes Research is a research-advisory firm that specializes in analyzing and quantifying the business value of emerging technologies. You can learn more about Nemertes Research at our Website www.nemertes.com.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world's most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions.  We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.