Ethernet Expo Carrier Ethernet Awards Winners Announced

Nov 4, 2009

Ethernet Expo Americas 2009, hosted by Light Reading (, by far the leading online publication for the worldwide communications industry, and Heavy Reading (, 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

"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:

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.

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

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

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  Light Reading Inc.

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