Nemertes Research Recognizes Verizon as a Top Provider of Enterprise Internet Protocol Solutions

Verizon received numerous honors at the Nemertes Research PilotHouse Awards ceremony, further validating the company's global industry leadership in wireless and IP-based enterprise network solutions. 

Specifically, Verizon was recognized as a Top Provider among Market Leaders for wireless voice and data services, MPLS services, managed Internet services, hosted Voice-over-IP offerings and Internet access services.  The awards ceremony was held Monday (Aug. 1) on Amelia Island, Fla.

The Nemertes PilotHouse Awards are unique in the industry because winners and finalists are selected by a survey group of approximately 2,000 IT decision-makers who rate their primary and secondary service providers based on actual end-user experience.

"These awards reinforce Verizon's proven track record of delivering integrated IP and wireless solutions that are changing the nature of the workplace and shaping the future of work," said Mike Lanman, chief operating officer for Verizon Business. "Our advanced network services provide the essential foundation for enterprise mobility and unified communications and collaboration, which our customers are leveraging to gain a competitive edge and better serve their customers."

Nemertes Research conducts the PilotHouse Awards program annually. Vendors are not nominated; rather, any vendor is eligible to receive ratings.  Nemertes issues awards to Market Leaders and Market Challengers. The companies are categorized based on their market presence in the specific technology area being rated.  For the 2011 awards, 2,000 IT executives rated their vendors and service providers on technology, customer service and value in 22 technology areas.

Verizon is a global network communications leader in driving better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies.  Verizon delivers integrated IT and communications solutions via its global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate.  Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based "everything-as-a-service" delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-class solutions within the reach of every business.  Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

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.