tw telecom Leads All Competitive Providers in Delivering Business Ethernet Services

tw telecom Leads All Competitive Providers in Delivering Business Ethernet Services

tw telecom inc.(TWTC), a leading global provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and world-wide, today announced its continued leading market share performance among competitive service providers. Vertical Systems Group, a leading industry analyst, recognized tw telecom's leadership performance in its year-end 2012 U.S. Business Ethernet Services Leaderboard as one of the top 3 providers delivering business Ethernet services.

"Business Ethernet is the foundation of our network strength, resiliency and reach," said Mike Rouleau, Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development at tw telecom. "It is the platform for our Intelligent Network services that deliver CIOs immediate, real-time visibility and control of their network.The power and flexibility of Business Ethernet resonates with our Enterprise customer base and enables us to broadly deploy services to 10 Gigabit Ethernet today, to meet their growing needs for applications driven bandwidth."

"The U.S. market for retail Ethernet ports rose 24% in 2012," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "The year was characterized by major backbone upgrades, new market rollouts, price wars and channel expansion. Ethernet access to IP VPNs and Cloud connectivity was the fastest growing application." Ethernet port shares were calculated using the base of enterprise installations of Ethernet services, plus input from Vertical Systems Group's independent surveys of Ethernet providers.

tw telecom continues to innovate around its Business Ethernet service platform. Business Ethernet is the foundation of its Intelligent Network that includes the unique real-time Dynamic Capacity bandwidth-on-demand capability that allows customers to instantly double or triple network capacity to meet scheduled and unplanned network events without service interruption. Recognized by the Metro Ethernet Forum for this industry unique bandwidth on demand capability, tw telecom won the prestigious 2012 MEF North America Carrier Ethernet Award for the Best Business Application.

tw telecom's national resilient fiber network and infrastructure connects approximately 17,000 commercial buildings* across the country to enable a secure, scalable and predictable networking experience for a large and growing number of enterprises worldwide.

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