Verizon Business Recognized by Nemertes Research for Ethernet and MPLS Leadership

BOSTON - Verizon Business has received multiple top honors at the Nemertes Research PilotHouse Awards ceremony, further illustrating the company's global industry leadership in carrier Ethernet and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) services.  The company was the only carrier to dominate a single awards category - winning seven of eight Ethernet awards, including Best Overall, as well as an MPLS award for Private IP Performance Monitoring and Reporting.

As Verizon Business continues to expand its Ethernet capabilities in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, these awards -- along with other industry accolades -- highlight the company's commitment to delivering innovative IP networking solutions for customers worldwide.

"This recognition is particularly meaningful since actual enterprise end users were surveyed for their experience," said Michael Marcellin, vice president of product marketing for Verizon Business.  "As business and government customers increasingly embrace advanced communications services such as Ethernet and Private IP, they know that they can count on Verizon Business to support their evolving requirements."

In its inaugural year, the Nemertes PilotHouse Awards are unique in the industry because the award winners and finalists are selected by more than 600 decision-makers who rate their primary and secondary service providers. 

As part of its advanced communications services research, Nemertes asked participants to rate their service providers in multiple categories.  In the major carriers group, Verizon Business nearly swept the Ethernet category with seven wins: Best Technical Service, Best Network Performance & Reliability, Best Technology Innovation, Best Value, Best Performance Monitoring & Reporting, Best SLAs and Best Overall.  Verizon Business was also a winner for Performance Monitoring & Reporting in the MPLS category for major carriers.

The Nemertes PilotHouse Awards ceremony was held Monday (April 14) at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston in conjunction with the FutureNet tradeshow.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global IP leader and network-based partner for delivering integrated communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large-business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed reach with managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services capabilities, Verizon Business delivers global solutions that power innovation and enable its customers to do business better.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.

About Nemertes Research
Nemertes Research is a research advisory firm that specializes in assessing the business value of emerging technologies. You can learn more about Nemertes Research at our Web site www.nemertes.com.