Ethernet Expo Preview

2:20 PM -- Welcome to Ethernet Exposed, your up-to-date resource for all things related to Ethernet Expo Americas 2009 and the service providers and network solutions suppliers participating in the event. From now until the Ethernet Expo on November 3 & 4, 2009, we will use this corner of the Website to highlight event activities and spotlight interesting Carrier Ethernet news.

Highlights I would like to draw your attention to:

Senior service provider keynote and session speakers. Many of the industry’s leading carrier experts on Ethernet services and technology will provide updates on their service offerings; discuss how Ethernet has helped their enterprise customers control communications costs and increase productivity through the economic downturn; and share their thoughts about where the industry is heading over the next few years. Keynote speakers Margaret Chiosi of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Mike Volgende of Verizon Enterprise Solutions , and Russell Shriver of Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) will be joined by a stellar group of professionals from AboveNet, Global Crossing, Interoute, NTT America, Optimum Lightpath, tw telecom, and others to be announced soon.

Scope of the agenda. The agenda is largely centered around Carrier Ethernet business services for enterprise customers on Day 1 and around Carrier Ethernet/MPLS-based network infrastructure and technologies supporting fixed and mobile converged services on Day 2. We have included an Enterprise Business Services Luncheon Workshop on Day 1 that is dedicated exclusively to end-users of Carrier Ethernet services.

Ethernet Expo & MEF awards. On November 3, we will announce Ethernet Expo America’s Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year Awards for Best Marketing, Best Access Solution, Best Switch/Router Infrastructure Solution, and Best Packet Optical Infrastructure Solution. In addition, the Metro Ethernet Forum will announce winners of its various Ethernet Service Provider of the Year awards. The Ethernet Expo award submission deadline is Friday, October 2, 2009.

Invitation-only Carrier Ethernet for Investors session. New to the Expo in 2009, this session on November 4 provides investors and financial analysts a unique opportunity to interact with leading financial and industry analysts in a hybrid presentation/roundtable format reviewing key trends and issues shaping the markets for Carrier Ethernet services and network equipment. Please contact me at [email protected] if you are an investor or financial analyst and wish to attend. Guests and their topics include:

  • Michael Genovese, Principal Analyst, Soleil Securities / Elevate Research – Why Carrier Ethernet Should Matter to Investors
  • Stan Hubbard, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading – Carrier Ethernet Services, Carrier Ethernet Switches & Routers, Carrier Ethernet Access Platforms
  • Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading – Optical & Packet Optical Transport Markets
  • Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading – Mobile Backhaul Market
Stay tuned here for more news and information.

— Stan “EtherMan” Hubbard, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading; Chairman, Ethernet Expo Americas 2009

Interested in learning more on this topic? Then come to Ethernet Expo Americas 2009, Light Reading’s ninth conference and exposition covering the hot topic of Carrier Ethernet network technologies and services in North America. To be staged in New York, November 3 & 4, admission is free for attendees meeting our prequalification criteria. For more information, or to register, click here.

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