Verizon, Reliance Globalcom, AT&T Labs, Level 3, Ciena to Keynote at Ethernet Expo Americas 2009

Experts from 20 service providers and 22 carrier Ethernet network solutions suppliers will participate in Ethernet Expo panels

Oct 14, 2009

Ethernet Expo Americas 2009, hosted by Light Reading (, the leading online publication for the telecom industry, and Heavy Reading (, its prestigious market research division, has its most distinguished service provider speaker lineup to date. Light Reading's ninth Ethernet Expo, chaired by Heavy Reading Senior Analyst and Ethernet expert Stan Hubbard, will assemble dozens of experts from the service provider, supplier, and analyst communities to explore the hottest trends and paint a roadmap for where Ethernet is likely to take us through the rest of this decade. Ethernet Expo 2009, which includes a conference and exposition, will take place at the Hilton New York on November 3 & 4.

Ethernet Expo will feature keynote speakers from AT&T Labs, Ciena, Level 3, the MEF, Reliance Globalcom, and Verizon. Other service provider speakers participating are from AboveNet, COLT, Cox, Equinix, Global Crossing, Hibernia Atlantic, Interoute, Lightower, MetroNet, Mzima, NTT Communications, Optimum Lightpath, RCN Metro, Time Warner Cable Business Class, TW telecom, and XO Communications.

"I could not be more pleased with the extraordinary level of service provider interest in directly participating in this year's event," says Hubbard. "We truly have assembled a Who's Who team of experts from the domestic and international carrier community who have extensive experience in providing high-performance Ethernet services for enterprise, residential, and wholesale wireline and wireless customers. This definitely is a must-attend event for end-users of Ethernet business and wholesale services and for investors who want to keep up with key trends in this fast-moving market."

Ethernet Expo 2009 will also include the 2009 Ethernet Expo Awards and the MEF Service Provider Awards. The Ethernet Expo Awards recognize outstanding leadership in four categories, demonstrated by Carrier Ethernet equipment vendors in the Americas since last year's Ethernet Expo. Awards categories include: Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year, Americas - Best Access Solution; Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year, Americas - Best Switch/Router Infrastructure Solution; Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year, Americas - Best Packet Optical Infrastructure Solution; Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year, Americas - Best Marketing. The deadline for Ethernet Expo 2009 awards submissions has been extended until Friday, October 16. The Ethernet Expo awards will be announced on November 3 at the Ethernet Expo conference. For more information on the awards click here:

This year's Ethernet Expo will be open to all press and analysts. Registration for press and analysts is free. To register go to Expected attendance at Ethernet Expo 2009 is 400 attendees.

Ethernet Expo 2009 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 NEC, Net 02 Technologies, Omnitron Systems Technology, Orckit Corrigent, Transition Networks, VeEX, and Worldwide Supply.

  Amy Averbook
  Director of Corporate Marketing
  Light Reading Inc.

  About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

About United Business Media Limited (

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion.

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