CENX Cracks the Code on Ethernet Wireless Backhaul

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 7:19am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CENX, Inc. today announces the adoption of its strategically located Carrier Ethernet Exchanges to serve as aggregation points for various Ethernet wireless backhaul access providers, eliminating the need by the wireless carriers for costly and cumbersome Ethernet backhaul service integration, resulting in significant cost savings. In addition, CENX enables ubiquitous, end-to-end service inventory and monitoring, regardless of the backhaul operating model (wholly-owned vs. shared infrastructure), the myriad of backhaul access providers or the diverse backhaul technology (switched vs. dedicated) or media (e.g., fiber, microwave, copper), thus providing wireless carriers with a normalized view of the operating state of all its backhaul services on per service basis.

“CENX’s wireless backhaul application is a winner; its low turn-up costs, smooth scalability and high performance make it an obvious choice for integrating multiple Ethernet services--over fiber, microwave and copper--and multiple classes of service across a backhaul footprint,” said Marty Snyder, CEO Communications Infrastructure Corp., a leading designer of backhaul solutions for nearly every major wireless carrier.

“CENX’s proven wireless backhaul application provides wireless carriers with a single, integrated and normalized physical and service level interface by aggregating the services of multiple, diverse wireless backhaul providers, enabling dramatic savings of over 15% in access costs for the wireless carrier.”

ENX provides the backhaul scalability so vital for handling the demanding growth of the wireless handset applications. As with other CENX exchange services, its wireless backhaul application leverages CENX’s innovative implementation of Carrier Ethernet technology, allowing virtual connectivity, flexible bandwidth, use of multiple classes of services, unique QoS profiles, industry-first service level monitoring, high availability and low latency.

“Wireless carriers continue to tell us that delivering the bandwidth required in the wireless backhaul space is the single biggest challenge in the industry. Ethernet is the recognized solution for opening up bandwidth, and CENX creates and manages a ubiquitous Ethernet wireless backhaul platform specifically designed to meet wireless carriers’ technical and operating requirements,” said Herb Hribar, CEO of CENX. “CENX also addresses the critical unmet need in the network sharing models: Independent service management for each carrier across a shared network. CENX delivers superior value, cost savings and time-to-market benefits to wireless carriers, as well as extraordinary Carrier Ethernet knowledge and leadership.”


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