Monday, January 18, 2010

Verizon Launches Ethernet Service from CENX in NYC

Verizon has begun offering certified Carrier Ethernet services to its global wholesale customers via the new CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchange in New York City. Using the exchange service provides global carriers expanded options to deliver Ethernet services in the city.

Verizon's connection with CENX exchange, enables significant new revenue opportunities for global wholesale carriers, offering them expanded options to support their customers. At the CENX exchange, carriers configure their network interconnection to CENX as they choose. CENX then handles the translations and interoperability between Verizon and its carrier customers as services are turned up, streamlining the detailed engineering of such service setups.

"Verizon has a very broad range of Ethernet services, with many years of experience in offering and supporting Carrier Ethernet solutions," said Quintin Lew, senior vice president of Verizon's wholesale marketing team. "Working with CENX provides a powerful new option for our global wholesale carrier customers to access these services in New York City at the CENX exchange. This means expanded opportunities to serve our carrier customers and enable them to meet the needs of their end-user customers."

  • In November 2009, CENX (Carrier Ethernet Neutral eXchange), a start-up headed by MEF President Nan Chen, opened three Carrier Ethernet Exchanges in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The carrier neutral, co-location/data-center neutral CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchanges aim to streamline the problem of interconnecting various Carrier Ethernet services.

    CENX is offering a web-based member-tailored marketplace for service providers to interconnect Carrier Ethernet around the world. The graphic driven CENX Market is powered by CENX System -- a resilient, distributed, highly integrated system consisting of hardware switching & transport, as well as software backend & applications.

    CENX Services are: Resilient Virtual Interconnect; Unique Service Alignment; Flexible Service Inquiry/Ordering; and Real-time Portal/Management.

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