And its main rival in the Carrier Ethernet interconnect services market, CENX Inc. , is trying to keep pace: CENX today announced a partnership with European data center player Interxion , with a view to launching a European Carrier Neutral Ethernet Exchange service in London in June, followed by launches in other major European cities, including Amsterdam and Paris. (See CENX Takes Ethernet to Europe .)
Ethernet interconnect was a hot topic here today, with independent test lab European Advanced Networking Test Center AG (EANTC) showing off its Advanced Global Interconnect Test Demo, in which Spirent Communications plc was the lead test vendor. (See EANTC Global Interconnect and Spirent Tests Carrier Ethernet Interconnect.)
The key aim with this development is to "kill the E1/T1 market," says Actelis's VP of worldwide sales, Joe Manuele. "Anywhere you might want to deploy a T1 or E1 service, now you can offer EFM," he claims.
The vendor also announced a new customer today, UK competitive service provider KCOM Group plc . (See Actelis Wins UK Deal.)
Other new from the London event includes: