03.16.2010

Verizon Business Positioned as a Leader in Global Network Service Provider Magic Quadrant

Industry analyst firm Gartner Inc. has positioned Verizon Business in the Leaders Quadrant in a new report, "Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers."¹ 


"We believe our strong track record for delivering global managed services and IP-based business applications sets us apart from the pack," said Anthony Recine, vice president of network and communications solutions for Verizon Business.  "Our network is the essential platform for our ever-broadening array of managed services, including offerings in areas such as infrastructure utility, security, managed mobility and application assurance."


According to the Gartner report, leaders positioned in the Leaders quadrant "have a full portfolio of voice and data products, coupled with above-average service and support, wide global coverage, and competitive pricing. They have a strong vision that includes adopting more information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities, which is a strategy they articulate clearly and openly."


The report states: "This Magic Quadrant assesses suppliers that can deliver fixed corporate networking services worldwide. Services to be provided include wide area network (WAN) services, predominantly managed, including MPLS and IPsec VPNs and Ethernet services, converged voice services, such as SIP trunking and managed IP telephony, and remote access services."


Verizon Business also announced separately that it has also been positioned as a Leader in the "Magic Quadrant for Pan European Network Service Providers."²


About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: 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.


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¹ The "Magic Quadrant for Global Network Services Providers," by  Neil Rickard, Robert F. Mason is copyrighted March 8, 2010, by Gartner Inc. and is reused with permission.
² The "Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Network Services Providers," by Neil Rickard, Katja Ruud, Michelle Van Pelt is copyrighted March 8, 2010. 


The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.