LITTLETON, Colo., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and world-wide, today announced its continued leading market share performance among competitive service providers. Vertical Systems Group, a leading industry analyst, recognized tw telecom's leadership performance in its mid-year 2013 U.S. Business Ethernet Services Leaderboard as one of the top 3 providers in the industry, and first among all competitive providers in delivering Business Ethernet services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080626/LATH527LOGO) "The strength, security and reach of our network is based upon our Business Ethernet foundation," said Mike Rouleau, Senior Vice President–Business Development and Strategy at tw telecom. "It delivers our Intelligent Network services to CIOs for immediate, real-time visibility, flexibility and control of their network. Business Ethernet's power, resiliency and capability resonate with our enterprise customer base and enable us to broadly deploy services to 10 Gigabit Ethernet today, to meet their growing needs for applications-driven bandwidth." "The U.S. market for Carrier Ethernet services continues on pace for another record year," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. " tw telecom excels in this dynamic environment as the top ranked Competitive Provider on our Ethernet Leaderboard." Ethernet port shares were calculated using the base of enterprise installations of Ethernet services, plus input from Vertical Systems Group's independent surveys of Ethernet providers. tw telecom continues to innovate around its Business Ethernet service platform, which is the foundation for its Intelligent Network capabilities and future Constellation Platform sm. Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity® is the industry's first real-time, automatic dedicated Ethernet bandwidth-on-demand capability. Enterprises with tw telecom's Intelligent Network Enhanced Management and Dynamic Capacity services now have the additional capability to pre-set bandwidth utilization thresholds, without human intervention, to automatically double or triple network Business Ethernet bandwidth when reached. tw telecom's Intelligent Network capabilities support bandwidth needs up to 10 Gig. The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) granted its stringent Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for four of tw telecom's Ethernet-based products. It also awarded tw telecom its prestigious 2012 North America Carrier Ethernet Award for Best Business Application for its Dynamic Capacity® bandwidth-on-demand service. tw telecom's national resilient fiber network and infrastructure connects more than 19,000 commercial buildings* across the country to enable a secure, scalable and predictable networking experience for a large and growing number of enterprises worldwide. For more information, please visit www.twtelecom.com
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