25 February 2015
The global wholesale rankings were largely stable in 2014, internet performance firm Dyn has exclusively confirmed to Capacity.
Level 3 Communications (AS3356)
retains the number one spot as it continues to integrate Global
Four years since the $1.9
billion acquisition, AS3549 finally falls out of the global top
10, as the wholesale customers it has transferred onto Level
3’s network have preserved Level 3’s
The biggest movement outside of
the unchanged top two was from TeliaSonera, which climbed four
places to third spot. Edging past Cogent on its way,
TeliaSonera came very close to passing second place NTT
Communications in the key global wholesale metric.
TeliaSonera’s success in 2014 to a continental
strategy that looked past the primary focus of the region
– for example, Brazil in Latin America, China in
Asia-Pacific and the US in North America - to pick up
significant transit from countries outside the main spotlight;
namely Uruguay,Argentina, Korea and Canada.
As Global Crossing exits the
top 10, Telecom Italia Sparkle moved in to tenth spot, with
strong growth in Turkey, Egypt and Syria.