Industry's Leading Carrier Ethernet Event, Ethernet Expo Americas 2009 Next Week in New York

22 service providers, 22 Carrier Ethernet network solutions suppliers, industry analysts, and more all speaking at Ethernet Expo Americas 2009

Oct 30, 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 quickly emerged as the industry's leading Carrier Ethernet event in terms of speaker line up and attendee quality and quantity.

"The key movers and shakers in the Carrier Ethernet world will be gathering in New York City during November 3 and 4 to discuss the latest services and technology trends, said Stan Hubbard, Heavy Reading Senior Analyst and Ethernet Expo Chairman. "This year's event represents a unique, unprecedented opportunity for enterprise CIOs and other communications network professionals to engage with operators regarding next-generation Ethernet business connectivity services and applications tailored to meet the needs of different industry verticals. It also is a great chance for communications service providers to explore the industry's most advanced solutions for building high-performance networks based on Carrier Ethernet, MPLS, and packet optical technologies."

  Keynote speakers include:
  --  Russell Shriver, VP Product Management, IP & Data Services, Level 3
  --  Kevin Daines, Chief Technologist, Ciena
  --  Michael Joseph Volgende, Director of Ethernet Services, Verizon
  --  Margaret Chiosi, Executive Director, Optics & Ethernet Service
      Development, AT&T Labs
  --  Wendell Kadunce, Vice President, Americas, Reliance Globalcom

  --  Nan Chen, MEF President

Other speakers from leading carriers, network solutions suppliers, and industry analysts include: Ciena, Anda Networks, AboveNet Communications, Accedian Networks, ADVA Optical Networking, Alcatel-Lucent, Canoga Perkins, COLT Telecom Group, Covad Communications, Cox Business, ECI, Elevate Research, Equinix, EXFO, Extreme Networks, Fujitsu, Global Crossing, Hatteras Networks, Heavy Reading, Hibernia Atlantic, IDC, Interoute, JDSU, Juniper Networks, Level 3, Lightower, MetroNet, MRV, Mzima Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks, NTT Americas, Optimum Lightpath, Overture Networks, Positron Access Solutions, RAD Data Communications, Reliance Globalcom, RCN Metro Optical Networks, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Time Warner Business Class, Transmode, tw telecom, Verizon, XO Communications, and Zhone.

Ethernet Expo registration is over 700 with expected attendance between 400 and 500 Ethernet technology executives. Ethernet Expo 2009, which includes a conference and exposition, will take place at the Hilton New York on November 3 and 4. This year's Ethernet Expo will be open to all press and analysts. Registration for press and analysts is free. To register, go to

  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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