Monday, February 28, 2011

CENX Looks to Aggregate Wireless Backhaul Access Providers

CENX announced plans to serve as aggregation points for various Ethernet wireless backhaul access providers, eliminating the need by the wireless carriers for costly and cumbersome Ethernet backhaul service integration.

In addition to serving as the aggregation point, CENX will enable end-to-end service inventory and monitoring, regardless of the backhaul operating model (wholly-owned vs. shared infrastructure), the myriad of backhaul access providers or the diverse backhaul technology (switched vs. dedicated) or media (e.g., fiber, microwave, copper). CENX said it will thus provide wireless carriers with a normalized view of the operating state of all its backhaul services on per service basis.

"Wireless carriers continue to tell us that delivering the bandwidth required in the wireless backhaul space is the single biggest challenge in the industry. Ethernet is the recognized solution for opening up bandwidth, and CENX creates and manages a ubiquitous Ethernet wireless backhaul platform specifically designed to meet wireless carriers' technical and operating requirements," said Herb Hribar, CEO of CENX. "CENX also addresses the critical unmet need in the network sharing models: Independent service management for each carrier across a shared network. CENX delivers superior value, cost savings and time-to-market benefits to wireless carriers, as well as extraordinary Carrier Ethernet knowledge and leadership."