Recently, Frost and Sullivan named CenturyLink® the Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award winner in the United States IP-VPN/MPLS services market for 2018. The industry research company recognized the telecommunications company as a leading provider of the said services in the US market.
Roopa Honnachari, Frost and Sullivan’s analyst, wrote in the award analysis that, “To achieve excellence in competitive strategy is never an easy task, but it is one made even more difficult considering today’s competitive intensity, customer volatility, and economic uncertainty. Within this context, CenturyLink’s recipient of this MPLS/IP-VPN services award signifies an even greater accomplishment.”
The fastest internet provider has a solid Ethernet portfolio which, when coupled with its MPLS services footprint, positions it favorably in the market. The company’s network capabilities comprise around 450,000 international route fiber miles, with its services in over sixty nations and 100,000 connected buildings, comprising connectivity to over two-thousand private and public data centers across the world.
“CenturyLink® is honored to be recognized for innovation and leadership by industry expert Frost & Sullivan,” said Adam Saenger, the VP of Networking Solutions at CenturyLink®. “This award attests to our ability to leverage the power of our global network and advanced networking solutions to better serve our customers’ growing connectivity needs.”
MPLS delivers international Any-to-Any connectivity and that too in a cost-effective, secure, and cloud-friendly way that lets service providers apply Class of Service on bandwidth. This has lead to a high attach rate of VoIP and SIP trunking services, alongside IP-VPN/MPLS services. The telecom company reports a rate of SIP/VoIP attachment with MPLS service at 85 percent, which exceeds the industry average of the same.
The network management capabilities of CenturyLink® to create as well as scale MPLS, Ethernet, web connections and Bandwidth on Demand (BOND) have also lured an interest in the company’s complimentary cloud networking offerings. Apparently, it is this mix of public and private networking or hybrid networks, that lets subscribers optimize network paths, decrease latency, and deliver a better application performance as well as data privacy while transferring workloads amid public clouds as well as private data centers.
“The emergence of SD-WAN has caused quite a ripple in the MPLS market,” noted Honnachari.
The award-winning Telco giant offers managed SD-WAN services in over thirty nations across North America, Europe, the Middleast and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC). The company also sees an increased demand for MPLS services from fresh SD-WAN subscribers.