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CENX Opens World’s First Carrier Ethernet Exchanges in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago

November 06
15:47 2009

Web Hosting WireNEW YORK – CENX, Inc. (Carrier Ethernet Neutral eXchange) announced the world’s first three Carrier Ethernet Exchanges in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are open for business. Carrier neutral, co-location/data-center neutral, the CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchanges are accelerating the growth of the Carrier Ethernet market to projected $39b worldwide. Years in the making, CENX innovations address overwhelming technical and business issues that exist around Carrier Ethernet interconnection, and now make interconnect in days not months.

Prior to the launch of CENX exchanges, Carrier Ethernet growth has mostly been confined within each service provider’s footprint. While the need for Carrier Ethernet interconnection has risen rapidly, options have been limited to one-off connections and constrained by extraordinary time and cost, which render most of intended interconnects uneconomical or unfeasible.

[swfobj src=”” width=”300/250″ align=”right”]CENX has created the first services of its kind to simplify and streamline Carrier Ethernet interconnection via CENX Market – an intuitive web-based member-tailored marketplace for service providers to interconnect Carrier Ethernet around the world. This easy-to-use, 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.

“CENX’s goal is to accelerate our service provider members’ revenue opportunities while providing significant time/cost savings, and to make Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity a reality.” said Nan Chen, CENX co-founder & CEO, who also serves as MEF founding president. “Our team’s years of experience in delivering Carrier Ethernet equipment/management/services as well as telecom interconnection have enabled us to develop a differentiated technology and business approach to address Carrier Ethernet interconnectivity.”

“The complexities of Global interconnect are a significant challenge to the growth of Carrier Ethernet services market,” stated Michael Howard, co-founder and principle analyst at Infonetics Research. “The CENX team helped drive the definition of Carrier Ethernet and development of Carrier Ethernet standards, which helped open up the market over last 8 years. This team has now created the Carrier Ethernet Exchange, which addresses those complexities in a way that enables service providers to deploy a range of service offerings to their customers anywhere in the world from a single service level interconnection. The ability for service providers to quickly and economically interconnect with their peers, such as CENX offers, could help global Ethernet services revenues reach almost $39b total in 2013.”

“The MEF Ethernet Exchange Committee – consisting of: Verizon, ATT, Level 3, Orange, Tata, Cablevision and Cox – worked for a year to identify the need and provide a framework to the complex technical and business issues around interconnection, and concluded that the initiative was best served by the formation of independent companies.” explains Dennis Kruse, MEF Chairman of the Board and Vice President, Network Solutions, Orange Business Services. “CENX, the first such company to address the Carrier Ethernet interconnection market, is poised for growth.”

About CENX
CENX is the first and only Carrier Ethernet exchanges provider to deliver Carrier Ethernet exchange services to telecom/internet service providers worldwide via its carrier neutral, co-location/data-center neutral exchanges. CENX interconnects all service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks around the world and enables vast revenue opportunities, dramatic time/cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity. Over the last eight years the CENX team has taken a leading role in defining Carrier Ethernet, developing Carrier Ethernet standards and market as well as implementing telecom interconnection through their work in the MEF ( and industry. For more information, please visit

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