NEW YORK, October 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethernet Expo Americas 2009, hosted by Light Reading (, the leading online publication for the telecom industry, and Heavy Reading (, its prestigious market research division, announced the finalists for the Ethernet Expo Carrier Ethernet Awards today. The winners will be announced on November 3 at the Hilton New York, during the exhibition and cocktail reception at Ethernet Expo Americas.

The carrier Ethernet network equipment market is one of the most dynamic sectors in all of telecommunications today, said Stan Hubbard, a senior analyst at Heavy Reading and Chairman of Ethernet Expo Americas. Worldwide, there are more than 90 suppliers of Carrier Ethernet-related hardware and software solutions being used to support business services, consumer triple-play/IPTV/VoD, and mobile backhaul applications. The carrier Ethernet award finalists announced today should be proud of the work they have done to unleash the performance/price advantages of Ethernet technology throughout the Americas.

The individual awards and finalists are as follows:

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. Finalists include:

- ANDA EtherEdge 4300 Mobile Backhaul Access Platform - Hatteras HN6100 Multiservice Platform - RAD ETX-204A Carrier Ethernet SLA Assurance Demarcation Device

Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router Infrastructure Solution

This award is given to the network equipment supplier that is shipping the best Carrier Ethernet switch and/or router infrastructure solution in the Americas. Finalists include:

- Alcatel-Lucent CESR ESE Portfolio - Extreme BlackDiamond 20808 Ethernet Transport Switch - Juniper MX Ethernet Services Routers

Best Packet Optical Infrastructure Solution

This award is given to the network equipment supplier that is shipping the best packet optical transport solution in the Americas. Finalists include:

- Alcatel-Lucent 1850 Transport Service Switch - Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform, including new EoX Gateway - Tellabs 7100 Optical Transport Series

Best Marketing

This award is given to the network equipment supplier that his implemented the strongest carrier Ethernet-related marketing program in North America since last year's Ethernet Expo Americas. Finalists include:

- Alcatel-Lucent - Ciena - Hatteras

Ethernet Expo Americas will also include the MEF Service Provider Awards. Those winner will be announced following the Ethernet Expo Carrier Ethernet Awards on November 3.

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 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 Champion One, Cyan, Lightower Fiber Networsk, NEC, Net 02 Technologies, Omnitron Systems Technology, Orckit Corrigent, Transition Networks, VeEX, and Worldwide Supply.

Contact: Amy Averbook Director of Corporate Marketing Light Reading Inc. +1-212-600-3373

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the US$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 US$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 US$2.5 billion.

SOURCE: Light Reading

CONTACT: Amy Averbook, Director of Corporate Marketing, Light ReadingInc., +1-212-600-3373,