Ethernet Executive Council Adds New Telecom & Cloud Members, Platinum Sponsor Ciena

Experts Join From Cable & Wireless Worldwide, GoGrid, GT&T, OpSource

Sep 20, 2011, 14:25 ET from Heavy Reading

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heavy Reading (, a market research division of the Light Reading Communications Network (, is pleased to announce that senior service and technology experts from Cable & Wireless Worldwide, GoGrid, GT&T and OpSource have accepted invitations to join the new global Ethernet Executive Council. Nearly 100 executives and other senior professionals from 60 service providers worldwide are now participating in the program, and 90 percent of the Ethernet Executive Council members hold positions at the director level or above.

Platinum sponsors Ciena and Overture Networks, Gold sponsor Telco Systems, and others support the Ethernet Executive Council program.

Heavy Reading launched the Council earlier this month with the goal of honoring individuals who are helping drive Ethernet and cloud services market growth and providing them unique avenues for shaping the debate and direction of the industry. Members gain exclusive networking, speaking and LRTV interview opportunities at Light Reading's Ethernet-related events, the chance to participate in Heavy Reading Q&A interview columns published on Light Reading sites and access to valuable state-of-the-industry and enterprise end-user survey-based reports.

More than a dozen Council members will be speaking on service- and technology-related roundtables and sessions at Light Reading's annual Ethernet Expo Americas that will be held during November 8 & 9 at the Hilton New York in New York City. These and other Council members will also be able to participate in a special invitation-only networking dinner on November 7, the day before the show.  

Q&A interview columns with Council members will soon be appearing on the Light Reading and Ethernet Expo America Websites.

The following companies are represented on the Ethernet Executive Council: AboveNet, AT&T, Bharti Airtel, BICS (Belgacom International), Bright House, BT, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, CenturyLink, CENX, COLT, Columbus Networks, Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Telekom ICSS, euNetworks, Expereo, Exponential-e, FiberLight, FiberTower, First Communications, Frontier, Global Crossing, GoGrid, GTS CE, GT&T, Integra Telecom, Intellifiber, Interoute, KDDI America, Knology, KPN International, Level 3, Lightower, Masergy, Megapath/Covad, NTT America, NTT Europe, One Source Networks, OpSource, Optimum Lightpath, Openreach, Reliance Globalcom, Rogers, Shaw Business, Sidera, Sprint, SSE Telecoms, Tata Communications, Tata Teleservices, Telx, Telstra, TeraGate, Time Warner Cable, Tinet, Turk Telekom, tw telecom, Verizon, Virgin Media Business, XO and Zayo.

Service provider experts interested in participating in the Council should contact:

Stan Hubbard
Program Coordinator, Ethernet Executive Council
Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Network solutions providers interested in sponsoring the Council should contact:

Mark Brown
Global Director of Sales, Online, Light Reading
(+44) 1606 786549

Lee Salem
Sales Director, Custom Research, Heavy Reading

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