CENX expands Carrier Ethernet Exchanges across three continents
Date: Mon, 10/11/2010 - 17:21
CENX, Inc., operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet Exchanges, with over 10 million reachable Ethernet Service Locations (ESL), today announces the opening of four new Carrier Ethernet Exchanges across three continents—North America, Europe and Asia.
“The marketplace acceptance of the CENX has been tremendous, with 9 exchanges deployed in less than 12 months,” said Nan Chen, president of CENX. “We believe that this acceptance has been driven by the pent-up demand for our groundbreaking Carrier Ethernet Exchange services that supports all attributes of Carrier Ethernet, including sophisticated service integration and monitoring as well as carrier-neutrality, which reflects our focus on serving (not competing with) our members.”
Although each CENX Exchange provides the same level of service, each Exchange matches specific local and regional demands. With the substantial size and maturity of the U.K. Ethernet market, London was the obvious first location for CENX’s first European Carrier Ethernet Exchange.
CENX’s new Exchange, based at the key Asian gateway communications point of Hong Kong, is the first of its kind in the region. The world’s largest regional deployment of Ethernet services now have a natural meeting location, boosting Ethernet business without compromising the key attributes required to support value added services.
CENX’s new New Jersey Carrier Ethernet exchange provides the geographic diversity (and convenience) required by metropolitan New York and international gateway carriers. Finally, CENX’s new Miami Carrier Ethernet Exchange serves as the gateway between North and South Americas, meeting the rapidly rising demands of CENX members serving the burgeoning Central and Latin American Ethernet services markets, as well as the growing regionally-based service providers.
CENX makes it easy for both existing and emerging Ethernet service providers to capitalize on the opportunities for new revenue growth. These five new installations are the latest step in CENX’s worldwide expansion program, which has already resulted in the connection to more than 10 million ESLs.
“The Carrier Ethernet services and transport market is growing very nicely, in good part due to industry acceptance of common definitions promulgated by the MEF, so we believe it is important that Carrier Ethernet exchanges support the same five attributes of Carrier Ethernet defined by the MEF,” stated Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst at Infonetics Research. “Carrier Ethernet is a global phenomenon for services, transport, and mobile backhaul, so these five multi-continental hubs are critical connection points for regional and global Ethernet market growth.”