LONDON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ --
- Winners to be announced at Ethernet Expo Europe 2009
Details were announced today of the finalists for Light Reading's prestigious Ethernet Expo Europe awards, which will be judged by a panel of Carrier Ethernet industry experts and presented at Ethernet Expo: Europe 2009, on Thursday, May 14, at the ExCel Conference Centre in London.
Service providers and equipment vendors are making significant investments in the development of Ethernet services and products as enterprises become increasingly aware of the numerous advantages - including provisioning, scalability, and management - that are associated with a migration to Carrier Ethernet from the legacy WAN alternatives.
These awards, recognizing leadership and outstanding achievement in the European Ethernet products and services market, are fiercely contested by the key industry service-provider and equipment-vendor stakeholders.
The individual awards, along with the respective finalists, are: - Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year, Europe - Best Access Product For the network equipment supplier that has begun shipping the best new Carrier Ethernet access platform (CEAP) in Europe since last year's European Ethernet Expo. CEAP solutions include Ethernet-over TDM access circuit, Ethernet-over-bonded copper pair, Ethernet-over fiber demarcation/access switching, and wireless platforms. Note that platforms should be MEF 9, MEF 14, and/or MEF 18 certified to qualify for consideration, and that this award is restricted to vendors included among the sponsors of Ethernet Expo Europe. Finalists: Adva FSP 150 CC825 Carrier Ethernet Access Platform Anda EtherReach with EtherProbe Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Series - Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year, Europe - Best Infrastructure Product For the network equipment supplier that has begun shipping the best new Carrier Ethernet infrastructure platform in Europe since last year's European Ethernet Expo. Carrier Ethernet infrastructure solutions include Carrier Ethernet Switch/Routers (CESR), Ethernet Service Edge (ESE) Routers, and Packet Optical Transport Platforms (POTS). Note that platforms should be MEF 9, MEF 14, and/or MEF 18 certified to qualify for consideration, and that this award is restricted to vendors included among the sponsors of Ethernet Expo Europe. Finalists: Alcatel-Lucent Service Router Portfolio Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Juniper MX960 Ethernet Services Router - Ethernet Service Provider of the Year - Best Product Portfolio For the service provider offering the strongest Ethernet services connectivity and applications portfolio. Finalists: COLT Exponential-e ntl:Telewest
There will also be an award for the service provider that has launched the most promising new retail or wholesale Ethernet service in Europe since last year's European Ethernet Expo. The winner of the award for Ethernet Service Provider of the Year, Europe - Best Ethernet Service will be announced during the ceremony at 14:50 on Thursday, May 14.
Chaired by Stan Hubbard, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, Ethernet Expo Europe 2009 is the premier event covering the hot topic of Carrier Ethernet network technologies and services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In addition to providing a superb networking opportunity for service providers, equipment manufacturers, and enterprise MIS/IT decision makers, this year's Ethernet Expo is the first to be open to all interested European network/telecom press and media.
Additional information on Ethernet Expo Europe can be found here: www.ethernetexpoeurope.com. Registration for press and analysts is free.
Contact: Amy Averbook Director of Corporate Marketing Light Reading firstname.lastname@example.org +1-212-925-0020 x112
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Founded in 2000, Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. Lightreading.com 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.
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Amy Averbook, Director of Corporate Marketing, Light Reading, +1-212-925-0020 x112, email@example.com