Verizon to Offer Ethernet Service Delivery to Global Carriers Using CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchange in New York City

Verizon is now offering its award-winning, certified Carrier Ethernet services to its global wholesale customers via the new CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchange in New York City.  Using the exchange service provides global carriers expanded options to deliver Ethernet services in the city.

Verizon's connection with CENX, a leading worldwide carrier exchange, enables significant new revenue opportunities for global wholesale carriers, offering them expanded options to support their customers. 

"Verizon has a very broad range of Ethernet services, with many years of experience in offering and supporting Carrier Ethernet solutions," said Quintin Lew, senior vice president of Verizon's wholesale marketing team. "Working with CENX provides a powerful new option for our global wholesale carrier customers to access these services in New York City at the CENX exchange.  This means expanded opportunities to serve our carrier customers and enable them to meet the needs of their end-user customers."

At the CENX exchange, carriers configure their network interconnection to CENX as they choose.  CENX then handles the translations and interoperability between Verizon and its carrier customers as services are turned up, streamlining the detailed engineering of such service setups.

Carrier Ethernet plays a key role in meeting the demands of and supporting Ethernet growth, and this new approach furthers the deployment of many Ethernet-dependent applications.  Additionally, by using the CENX Market real-time portal, members of the CENX exchange planning for the delivery of Ethernet services are able to quickly confirm the details of specific Verizon service offerings.

"We are delighted to engage Verizon in what we both believe is an important initiative, expanding the options for carriers to support their customer's Ethernet requirements," said Nan Chen, CENX co-founder and CEO.  "CENX Carrier Ethernet exchanges are the world's first operational service-level interconnects addressing all of the logistic, technical, management, business and expertise challenges faced by our customers.  CENX achieves this through several technological approaches that preserve our customers' differentiation when cross-connecting over others' networks while providing significant cost savings and making Carrier Ethernet ubiquitous around the world."

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York City, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 89 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 230,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $97 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

About CENX
CENX Inc. (CENX.com) is the first and only Carrier Ethernet exchange provider to deliver Carrier Ethernet exchange services to telecom/internet service providers worldwide via its carrier neutral, co-location/data-center neutral exchanges. CENX interconnects service providers' Carrier Ethernet networks around the world and enables vast revenue opportunities, dramatic time/cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity.  Over the last eight years, the CENX team has taken a leading role in defining Carrier Ethernet, developing Carrier Ethernet standards and the market, as well as implementing telecom interconnection through their work in the MEF (www.MetroEthernetForum.org) and the industry.