Verizon named “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global

By: Carlos Arcila
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For the ninth consecutive year, Verizon was placed as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global. Gartner’s Network Services report assesses the ability to execute and completeness of vision of enterprise-class networking services worldwide. This acknowledgment comes at an important inflection point where global networks are experiencing rapid change, driven by the enterprises’ growing adoption of cloud IT services and the emergence of new software defined network (SDN) technologies.

Gartner notes that “Leaders shape the direction of the market by extending their coverage, developing new class-leading capabilities and new commercial models, and deploying these at scale.

“Verizon takes great pride in the quality and performance of our network and the services we deliver to our global clients,” said Martin Burvill, senior vice president, Global Operations, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “It is our goal to be best-in-class and we believe we are hitting that mark as illustrated by being named a Leader in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant report for Network Services.”

Facts about Verizon’s network:

  • Verizon has one of the world’s most interconnected IP backbones operating at speeds up to 100G and monitored from five global network operations centers.
  • Verizon’s global networks comprise more than 800,000 route miles with investments in 80 submarine cable systems.
  • The Verizon network reaches customers in 2,700 cities and 150 countries around the world, and is large enough to circle the globe more than 32 times.
  • Verizon was the first to launch 100G technology on its ultra-long haul network, was the first to deploy undersea mesh technology across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and successfully trialed 200G technology on its long-haul route between New York and Boston.
  • Verizon was one of the first to develop and deliver Managed Software Defined Networking services working with Cisco and Viptela.
  • Verizon’s global networks support an expansive portfolio of advanced solutions for enterprises and governments, including voice over Internet protocol, IP trunking, and wide, local and wireless networking, as well as cloud computing, security and professional consulting services.

Gartner Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving key executive decision makers a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors. By applying a graphical treatment and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, a Magic Quadrant helps decision makers quickly ascertain how well technology providers are executing their stated visions and how well they are performing against Gartner’s market view.

Visit the Verizon Enterprise Solutions website for information on our broad portfolio of business communications, networking, security and professional consulting services offerings and get more information on the Verizon global network.

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