Ethernet & SDN Expo Exhibitors Give a Glimpse of What's to Come

Sep 23, 2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Ethernet remains an area of innovative activity for telecom hardware and software vendors, as evidenced by pre-show announcements from exhibitors of Light Reading's Ethernet & SDN Expo, taking place on October 2 and October 3 in New York City. This year's Light Reading's Ethernet & SDN Expo is co-locating with Interop New York at the Javits Center. This revolutionary co-location will create the world's largest event targeting both service providers and IT professionals. For more information, visit


The 2013 Ethernet & SDN exhibitors making news announcements or showcasing new products currently includes the following:

Ciena's booth (#419 on the Interop show floor), will feature Ciena's packet networking and converged packet optical portfolios. Ciena's Steve Alexander, senior VP and CTO, will deliver a keynote on Ethernet and SDN on October 2 at 9:55 a.m. Ciena will also speak in a number of other panels throughout the event. Ciena is the Super Platinum sponsor at Ethernet & SDN Expo.

Overture (booth #EMR464) announces extensive software updates for its Overture 1400 and Ethernet over Copper (EoC) products. The feature and functionality field upgrades extend overall product life and preserve network infrastructure investment. Updates also accelerate introduction of dynamic software defined services at the Metro Edge via integration with Overture's Ensemble Open Service Architecture™. Overture is a Platinum sponsor at Ethernet & SDN Expo.

RAD (booth #E255) announces that it is introducing enhanced Service Assured Access solutions with Distributed NFV at the Ethernet & SDN Expo. RAD is a Platinum sponsor at Ethernet & SDN Expo.

MRV (booth #E254) enables SLA revenue assurance with new Metro Ethernet Forum SOAM performance monitoring and reporting software. MRV expands its OptiSwitch® CE 2.0 certified portfolio to help service providers migrate from best-effort services to SLA-assured application-driven services. Combined with the Pro-Vision® service delivery platform it forms a comprehensive SOAM delivery and reporting system. MRV is a Gold sponsor at Ethernet & SDN Expo.

Telco Systems (booth #E265) expands its CE 2.0 multi-service Carrier Ethernet and MPLS network solutions portfolio with speed in a size that has never been seen before in the Carrier Ethernet market – a leap forward in Ethernet/MPLS service delivery for service providers and mobile operators. Visit the Telco Systems Booth #E265 to learn how. Telco Systems is a Gold sponsor at Ethernet & SDN Expo.

Champion ONE  (booth #E348) recently introduced a new X2 single fiber optical transceiver; a Bi-Directional single fiber transceiver for 10 Gigabit per second Ethernet applications.  This new innovation enables full duplex transmission on a single strand of optical fiber extending the life of existing Cisco® switches and routers.

Netsocket (booth #E360) announces support for fully automated, distributed enterprise deployments with Netsocket Virtual Network (NVN).  This solution significantly reduces lifecycle capex/opex beyond that of traditional site-by-site-managed networking solutions. NVN is virtual-routed, network-distributed across all enterprise sites. Its components are automatically deployed and provisioned to each branch office with its centralized management application.

"We're looking forward to learning more about these exciting announcements and products as well as an array of other breaking news that we expect to hear about throughout the Ethernet & SDN Expo floor and conference," said Carol Wilson, Ethernet & SDN Expo Co-Chair.

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Amy Averbook 
Sr. Marketing Director
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About Ethernet & SDN Expo 2013
Ethernet & SDN Expo 2013 is designed to meet the information needs of service providers and enterprises that are working out what next-generation services and applications to deploy and what infrastructures will help them do this in the most cost-effective and productive manner. The conference will provide unprecedented networking opportunities for professionals involved in both the Carrier Ethernet and SDN communities.

About Light Reading
Light Reading ( is a research-led media company serving the global communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis for more than 300,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events, including TelcoTV; Ethernet Expo New York; Ethernet Expo London; and The Tower Summit @ CTIA; as well as focused, one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

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