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Verizon Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's Pan-European and Global Magic Quadrants


April 28, 2011

Gartner Inc. published two reports in which it has positioned Verizon in the Leaders quadrant of its Magic Quadrant. The reports are titled “Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers” and “Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Network Service Providers.”

Farooq Muzaffar, vice president of enterprise network and communications solutions with Verizon, said in a release, “Our world-class global IP network is the foundation for Verizon’s ‘everything-as-a-service’ strategy and the advanced solutions that enable better business outcomes for our customers worldwide.”

“As a result, multinational corporations and government agencies can count on Verizon to deliver advanced capabilities such as Managed Telepresence for better visual collaboration across the globe,” Muzaffar added.

The research agency took into account offerings such as wide area network transport services, primarily managed, such as multiprotocol label switching (MPLS); Ethernet and Internet virtual private networks (VPNs) and voice services such as SIP Trunking.

Also Gartner evaluated factors like value-added services such as cloud (infrastructure-as-a-service), security, managed mobility, application-fluent networking, unified communications and data center services.

It was revealed by Gartner sources that it examined eleven service providers for its annual Global study. Positioning in the Gartner Magic Quadrant depends on the company’s ability to execute and its completeness of vision.  

Analysts at Gartner said, “Leaders have a full portfolio of voice and data products, coupled with above-average service and support, wide global coverage and competitive pricing.  They have a strong vision that includes adopting more information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities, which is a strategy they articulate clearly and openly.”

Gartner examined fifteen network service providers for its Pan-European study. According to Gartner, leaders have a strong vision of the market and their role in it. They are able to address a wider range of customers considering the size, geography and service requirements. Leaders are able to serve them better with their service offerings than others in this Magic Quadrant.

Verizon announced the successful completion of the annual SAS 70 Type II examination of its data centers, which support the company’s broad portfolio of cloud-based computing services and underpin its “everything-as-a-service” cloud-based information-technology delivery model, reported unified communications.


Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves




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