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Ethernet Expo Award Winners Announced

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NEW YORK – Ethernet Expo Americas 2009, hosted by Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), by far the leading online publication for the worldwide communications industry, and Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), its prestigious market research division, announced the winners for the Ethernet Expo Carrier Ethernet Awards yesterday at the end of Day 1 at Ethernet Expo Americas. Awards were given out for Best Carrier Ethernet Access Solution; Best Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router Infrastructure Solution; Best Packet Optical Infrastructure Solution; and Best Carrier Ethernet Marketing. The awards were bestowed on the basis of new products and programs announced since last year’s Ethernet Expo that have demonstrated the most innovation and best advanced the state of business technology for Ethernet services.

The winners were:

Best Carrier Ethernet Access Solution
This award is given to the network equipment supplier that is shipping the best new Carrier Ethernet access platform (CEAP) in the Americas.

  • Hatteras HN6100 Multiservice Platform

    Best Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router Infrastructure Solution
    This award is given to the network equipment supplier that is shipping the best new Carrier Ethernet switch and/or router infrastructure solution in the Americas.

  • Alcatel-Lucent CESR & ESE Portfolio

    Best Packet Optical Infrastructure Solution
    This award is given to the network equipment supplier that is shipping the best new packet optical transport solution in the Americas.

  • Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform, including new EoX Gateway

    Best Carrier Ethernet Marketing
    This award is given to the network equipment supplier that has implemented the strongest Carrier Ethernet-related marketing program in North America since last year’s Ethernet Expo Americas.

  • Ciena Corp.

    “The award winners represent the cutting edge of innovation and thought leadership in the fast-moving carrier Ethernet market.” said Ethernet Expo Chairman Stan Hubbard. “The winners and finalists can be proud of their demonstrated leadership in providing next-generation carrier Ethernet infrastructure solutions that support the delivery of high-performance Ethernet business, residential, and mobile backhaul services.”

    “With significant worldwide Ethernet services growth expected in 2010, it’s comforting that we’re seeing a huge amount of innovation from the leading Ethernet technology companies, who are not standing pat but are continuing to invest in offering carriers better ways to serve their customers and drive revenues,” said Joseph Braue, SVP and Group Director of Light Reading.

    For more information on the winners view the Ethernet Expo Winners Video: www.lightreading.com/video.asp?doc_id=184107

    Ethernet Expo Americas 2009, which includes a two-day conference and exposition, is taking place at the Hilton New York on November 3 and 4. This year’s Ethernet Expo is open to all press and analysts. Registration for press and analysts is free.

    Ethernet Expo sponsors include the MEF as Association Sponsor; Super Platinum Sponsor Ciena; Platinum Sponsor Anda Networks; Gold Sponsors Accedian Networks, ADVA Optical Networking, Alcatel-Lucent, Canoga Perkins, ECI, Equinix, EXFO, Extreme Networks, Fujitsu, Hatteras Networks, JDSU, Juniper Networks, MRV, Nokia Siemens Networks, Overture Networks, Positron Access Solutions, RAD Data Communications, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Time Warner Business Class, Transmode, and Zhone. Additional Exhibitors include Champion One, Cyan, Lightower Fiber Networks, NEC, Net 02 Technologies, Omnitron Systems Technology, Orckit Corrigent, Transition Networks, VeEX, and Worldwide Supply.

    Ethernet Expo Americas 2009

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