The awards were based on interviews Heavy Reading conducted with dozens of North American service providers, finding out what type of Ethernet infrastructure they are deploying and what challenges they face.
"It's a pretty comprehensive look at what's going on in the market, and I think we've talked to all the significant operators and many of the niche players," stated Stan Hubbard, Ethernet Expo 2006 Conference Chair and Heavy Reading Senior Analyst.
- The Market Leadership Award, for the service provider that best demonstrated carrier Ethernet services leadership, went to Verizon Business.
- The Product Portfolio Award, which examined available services in terms of their bandwidth options, performance, and the breadth of markets served, went to AT&T.
- The Innovation Award, for the most promising new ideas not only in technology, but also in sales in marketing, went to Yipes Enterprise Solutions.
The winners were announced during Light Reading's Ethernet Expo 2006, which took place on October 23-25 at the Hilton New York. A combined conference and exhibition focused on Ethernet's evolution as an enabler of next-generation enterprise and consumer services and applications, the Ethernet Expo series has emerged as the best-attended Ethernet event in the industry.
For more details, see: HR Presents Ethernet Provider Awards .
Director of Marketing
Light Reading Inc.
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