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Verizon Business Cited as a Managed Global MPLS Services Leader by Independent Analyst Firm

November 10, 2009 | Chris Payatagool

VerizonBusinessLogo.jpgNew Report Recognizes Company's Global WAN Execution, Overall Strategy, Commitment to Invest

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 9 -- Forrester Research has named Verizon Business a leader in delivering global managed multiprotocol switching label services in the independent analyst firm's October 2009 report, "The Forrester WAVE(TM): Managed Global MPLS Services, Q4 2009." (1)

Forrester analyzed the managed global MPLS services market by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of providers against an extensive set of 54 criteria grouped into three categories: current offerings, strategy and market presence.

Specifically, the report notes, "Verizon also received a very high score for its overall strategy...and received top marks for its very strong and credible value proposition for MNCs looking for managed multiregional/global MPLS solutions." Further, the report cited the strength of the company's portfolio and features: "Verizon has a strong current offering for managed global MPLS services, including the broadest CoS/QoS capabilities for prioritizing data/application traffic and the widest choice of standard port bandwidth options in different geographic regions."

In addition, the report found the company "also articulated the strongest commitment to invest in enhancing its global IP network and its MPLS services portfolio for 2009 and 2010."

Verizon Business' global MPLS-based networking solutions include Private IP, the company's layer 3 virtual private network, and Ethernet Virtual Private Line and Virtual Private LAN Service, its layer 2 virtual private networking services.

About Verizon Business

Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world's most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees -- enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment. Many of the world's largest businesses and governments -- including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions -- rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at

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(1) "The Forrester WAVE(TM): Managed Global MPLS Services, Q4 2009," by Brownlee Thomas, Ph.D. with Christine Ferrusi Ross, Phil Sayer, and Sean Galvin (October, 2009)

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