For Second Year in a Row, Verizon Global Wholesale Wins MEF’s ‘Best Wholesale Ethernet Service’ Award for EMEA

For the second consecutive year, the Metro Ethernet Forum has bestowed Verizon Global Wholesale with the 2011 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service award for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The award recognizes excellence and leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of carrier Ethernet services in the EMEA region.

The Best Wholesale Ethernet Service award is awarded to the service provider with the most robust wholesale service offering that extends the reach of Ethernet services to customers.

The awards were judged by an independent panel of senior industry analysts, and winners were announced at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Amsterdam on Oct. 12.

"The strength and experience of Verizon Global Wholesale in the Ethernet market is founded on our ability to meet the growing demand for carrier Ethernet services on a global scale," said Matthew Duckworth, marketing director for Verizon Global Wholesale. "We believe this second recognition by leading industry analysts attests to our commitment to drive quality and customer satisfaction with our wholesale Ethernet services -- not only in the EMEA region, but in all regions."

Verizon Global Wholesale offers a comprehensive suite of Ethernet products with availability around the world, including more than 20 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company continues to extend its network footprint and service options to meet customers' needs with a diverse set of technical solutions tailored for today's challenging business environment. In addition, through continued improvements to network expansion, customer tools and quality guarantees, Verizon Global Wholesale maintains an increasingly high standard of customer responsiveness. 

Verizon Global Wholesale also has been recognized as an industry leader. It is the recipient of the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2011 North American Growth Leadership of the Year award in the carrier Ethernet market. And in 2010, Verizon Global Wholesale received MEF's Best Wholesale Ethernet Service awards for both North America and EMEA.

Read more about Verizon Global Wholesale's Ethernet solutions at http://www22.verizon.com/wholesale/solutions/category/Ethernet%2BSolutions.html.

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 106 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.