Ethernet Exchange of Blows
But in a sense, CENX's debut came on MEF's dime. Chen gave a Tuesday morning Ethernet Expo talk that was billed as an update on standards and the MEF's overall direction. But he ended his talk with a plug for CENX, including a slide of the yellow-and-black logo.
Chen had told Light Reading on Monday that service providers in the MEF were turning to him, personally, to see the Ethernet peering idea to fruition. That's fine. But one of the MEF's newer members is Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), which recently launched a Carrier Ethernet Exchange program that competes with CENX. (See Equinix Offers Global Ethernet Peering and Carriers Join Equinix's Exchange.) How thrilled were they to see their new organization president flogging a competitor? (We did ask. Equinix declined to comment.) — Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading