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Gartner Magic Quadrant for U.S. Network Service Providers, 1H06


Consolidation in the U.S. network service provider market is expected to continue for the next few years. Now is the time for clients to reassess their NSPs. For most enterprises, a multiple-carrier strategy that includes both Tier 1 and smaller NSPs is an appropriate course of action.

Published: 11 May 2006

ID: G00138076

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz, David Neil

Table Of Contents
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  • Vendor Comments
    • AT&T
    • BellSouth
    • Broadwing Communications
    • Global Crossing
    • McLeodUSA
    • Qwest Communications International
    • Savvis
    • Sprint Nextel
    • T-Systems
    • Verizon Communications
    • XO Communications
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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