Top 10 Ethernet Consulting/Services Companies - 2019
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Top 10 Ethernet Consulting/Services Companies - 2019

Since the invention of the Ethernet, the throughput problem and architectural issues have been paramount in the development of LAN. Over the years, however, data throughput in Ethernet has become particularly crucial as faster processors are making it possible to build workstations and file servers that require faster and more secure network access. Today, as the industrial connectivity landscape grows exponentially, Ethernet has rapidly become the network of choice for the demanding environments. Owing to these facts, the global Ethernet market is expected to gross over $1 billion by 2022.

Following the emergence of Power over Ethernet (POE), which enables enterprises to transfer data and power seamlessly to POE enabled devices, a majority of organizations around the world are employing Ethernet technologies. Factors such as low maintenance, low cost, less downtime, easy installation among others are some of the technological advantages that are bolstering the use of Ethernet-based products over traditional network power cables. Furthermore, with the growing demands in mobility, increased complexity of networks to improve security, server virtualization, automation, and cloud-based services, businesses across market segments are collaborating with Ethernet services and consulting providers to optimize their networking capabilities.

Ethernet service providers, with their vast domain expertise, aid companies implement technologies while offering extensive development, testing, and maintenance services that improve workflows and product lifecycles. Keeping in mind the paramount importance of security, Ethernet service providers maintain the ability to delve into, and invest in enterprise network security programs in an attempt to drive progress in hybrid cloud and IT infrastructures.

Ethernet has already enabled multiple generations of high-bandwidth, cost-effective, standards-based connectivity for businesses, and Carrier Ethernet 1.0 and 2.0 have widened the reach beyond the original and perpetually growing LAN. Looking ahead, with 400Gb and 1Tb Ethernet under consideration for industrial and enterprise applications, future Ethernet technologies will aim to further simplify automated service delivery, enabling even greater possibilities to provide Ethernet connectivity as a commodity. These developments will particularly benefit cloud service provision via responsive, elastic connectivity. In other words, rather than contemplating a radical change of lifestyle in its forties, or even early retirement, Ethernet is facing an even wider adoption and ubiquity.

A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and the Enterprise Networking Magazine’s editorial board has reviewed the top consulting/services companies in the Ethernet services domain. In our selection process, we looked at each of the vendor’s capability to fulfill the need for cost-effective and flexible consultation services in managing IT infrastructure and business communication. The shortlisted companies are at the forefront of tackling the challenges associated with Ethernet technologies by catering to the needs of the enterprise buyers and assisting them with cloud-based computing services, end-to-end content delivery, and other technical complexities. This list provides a preview into how networking services are utilized in the enterprise arena, and how the services can be used to streamline business operations. It also features insightful articles from several thought leaders.

We present to you Enterprise Networking Magazine’s “Top 10 Ethernet Consulting/Services Companies – 2019.”

Top Ethernet Consulting/Services Companies

Cloudnexion is a leading global, telecommunication consulting firm and cloud service provider. The company specializes in cloud services, collocation services to the firms, internet bandwidth and unified communication services. It helps businesses to achieve accelerated application performance, access global connectivity and scalability; thus, helping them run their telecommunication and IT infrastructures in alignment with their objectives. The firm’s knowledge of the global IP transit, transport, and colocation markets have enabled many of its large customers to significantly reduce time to market globally, reduce costs, and reduce the burden of these projects on internal resources

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Consolidated Communications, Inc. (CCI) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 23-state service area. Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, CCI offers a wide range of communications solutions, including data, internet, voice, managed and hosted, cloud and IT services to business customers, and internet, TV, phone and home security services to residential customers

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Nitel is a leading next-generation technology services provider. The firm simplifies the complex technology challenges of today’s enterprise organizations to create seamless and integrated managed network solutions that propel their organizations forward. Nitel enables its clients to operate with greater productivity and security, and in turn have the freedom to focus on other critical business issues. Through its highly-interconnected software-defined network platform, Nitel delivers reliable, high-performance technology services throughout US. The firm’s best-in-class customer service and robust portfolio of network solutions are designed to meet all kinds of network challenges

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AT&T

AT&T

AT&T Inc. is a modern media company whose mission is to inspire human progress through the power of communication and entertainment. They bring together premium video content, a broad base of direct-to-consumer relationships, high-speed networks optimized for video and advertising technology to lead the next revolution in technology, media, and telecommunications. AT&T has recorded 35 consecutive years of quarterly dividend growth and is a Fortune 10 company. With their acquisition of Time Warner, they are building a truly modern media company that can create one of the best entertainment and communications experiences in the world

Colt Technology Services Group

Colt Technology Services Group

Colt provides high bandwidth services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia, and North America’s largest business hubs. Colt enables the digital transformation of businesses through its intelligent, purpose-built, cloud-integrated network, known as the Colt IQ Network. It connects over 800 data centers around the globe, with over 25,000 on-net buildings and growing. The company was also recognized as an innovator and pioneer in SDN and NFV. Colt has built its reputation on putting its customers first, with a focus on delivering real, local presence and agility for enterprises that are global yet need local attention

Cox Communications

Cox Communications

Cox understands the importance of serving the communities in which their employees and customers live and work. For the company, philanthropy is more than a buzzword – it’s a mission and an opportunity to use their time, talent, and technology in ways that strengthen cities, businesses, and future generations. They strive to develop and support various initiatives that impact people’s lives, with a critical focus on youth and education, diversity, and environmental issues. Supporting educational efforts is one of the ways they can make a difference for their employees and their business

FirstLight

FirstLight

FirstLight is a leading provider of high-speed data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers in New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine over the company’s fiber-optic network. It combines a comprehensive portfolio of advanced telecommunications services and knowledgeable staff to provide the most effective, efficient communications for each company they serve, as well as the flexibility to accommodate changing requirements. Whether it is cell tower & small cell backhaul, or connections to Central Offices, data centers, carrier hotels or end-users, FirstLight is that partner

MegaPath

MegaPath

Connect, communicate, and collaborate with flexible services is what MegaPath, a Fusion company stands on. It provides business communications and connectivity solutions for medium and large enterprises. They are experts at securely connecting business locations and remote workers with the public Internet, managed networks, voice, and unified communications. The company backs their services with the best performance, guarantees in the industry, and 100% U.S.-based tech support, available 24/7. When it comes to having one provider for every business locations, one contact for help, and most importantly, peace of mind, growing business with MegaPath will be an ideal choice

Windstream Services

Windstream Services

Windstream Enterprise provides cloud-optimized network and communications solutions, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, to empower businesses to solve today’s most sophisticated technology challenges. With in-depth industry knowledge and an agile, collaborative approach to addressing unique customer needs. They enable companies to optimize performance, engage customers, and protect against threats, in a continually evolving cloud-connected world. At Windstream Enterprise, they see challenges as opportunities. So they made it their business to deliver the responsiveness and agility that digital transformation demands from their company. They work with an innovative network, communications, and collaboration solutions optimized and secured for a cloud-centric

Zayo Group Holdings

Zayo Group Holdings

Zayo is the leading global provider of Communications Infrastructure. They provide fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world's leading businesses, including wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies, finance, education, government, healthcare, and other large enterprises. They aim to accelerate the customers'​ capabilities to advance freedom and prosperity by providing enormous, high-quality bandwidth. Through its CloudLink service, Zayo provides low-latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. It also serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare, and other large enterprises