Thursday, April 10, 2014

Top IP Backbones

The Top 13 IP backbones in 2013 by Renesys are:

  • Level3 (both as L3 and GC)
  • NTT
  • Telia Sonera
  • GTT
  • Cogent
  • Tata
  • Sprint
  • Verizon
  • Tele Italia Sparkle
  • PCCW
  • China Telecom
  • XO
  • HE

These are big changes from 2006: In 2006, Renesys' "top 13 providers were Sprint, Level 3, Verizon, Savvis, AT&T, NTT, Global Crossing, Qwest, TeliaSonera, Tata, AboveNet, Cogent and Telecom Italia, in that order. During the subsequent eight years, Sprint fell from #1 to #7, Verizon declined from #3 to #8, and AT&T left the Baker’s Dozen entirely, tumbling from #5 to #14. In 2012, AboveNet (formerly #11) was acquired by Zayo Group and now ranks #26 globally, just behind France Telecom." Savvis & Qwest got bought by CenturyLink. Global Crossing was acquired by Level3.

GTT is interesting. GTT
"a global Tier 1 IP network with one of the most interconnected Ethernet service platforms around the world." GTT has about 2,000 customers in over 100 countries. They just floated stock for $200 million.

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