Verizon Positioned as a Leader in 2010 U.S. Telecom Service Providers Magic Quadrant

Gartner Inc. has positioned Verizon in the Leaders quadrant of the analyst firm's new report, "Magic Quadrant for U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers."¹  Gartner examined 10 U.S.-based telecommunications service providers that offer wired or wireless service, or both.

Companies are positioned in the Leaders quadrant based on ability to execute and completeness of vision.

"Our advanced wireline and wireless networks are the essential platform for the solutions we deliver to enable better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies worldwide," said Anthony Recine, Verizon vice president of networking and communications solutions.  "This world-class foundation is a key Verizon differentiator, especially as we execute our 'everything-as-a-service' strategy, delivering cloud-based infrastructure and software solutions to create new IT delivery models for our customers."

About The Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. 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.

About Verizon Communications
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 mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 93 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.


¹ Magic Quadrant for U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers, Ted Chamberlin and Phillip Redman, November 3, 2010