Light Reading's Ethernet Expo Americas 2011 Sets Registration & Other Records

Nov 14, 2011, 17:05 ET from Light Reading, Inc.

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (, the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, in collaboration with Heavy Reading (, its prestigious market research division, hosted its seventh annual Ethernet Expo on Nov. 8 and 9, 2011, in New York City. Ethernet Expo Americas, chaired by Heavy Reading's expert Ethernet analyst, Stan Hubbard, is the premier event covering the hot topic of Carrier Ethernet network technologies and services in the Americas. Ethernet Expo Americas 2011 set new records for registration and direct industry involvement. Highlights included:

  • A record number of 1,600 pre-registrants and nearly 1,100 people gathered on site.
  • More than 130 different service provider and cable operator organizations in attendance, with registrations coming from more than 25 different countries.
  • 82 expert speakers, including a record 35 speakers from telecom service provider, cloud provider, and enterprise organizations. Service providers participating directly in the show included: AboveNet, Allied Fiber, Deutsche Telekom ICSS, Equinix, FiberLight, Fibertech Networks, Global Capacity, Integra Telecom, Level 3, Lightower, MegaPath, Neutral Tandem, OpSource, Reliance Globalcom, Sidera Networks, Tata, telx, Tier 3, Transbeam, tw telecom, Verizon and XO Communications. They were joined by expert speakers from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), NYSE Euronext, NASDAQ OMX, Lightspeed Financial, the MEF, the Ethernet Alliance, EANTC, Heavy Reading, Infonetics, Vertical Systems and Wall Street Technology.
  • The collocation of Leading Lights with MEF's Global Service Awards:


"The exceptional attendance at this year's Ethernet Expo was driven by two key factors: (1) the growing strategic importance of Carrier Ethernet-related services and technologies and (2) the unprecedented level of direct involvement in the Expo by senior service and technology experts from the service provider community," said Hubbard. "We appreciate the widespread commitment of industry professionals to help drive the market forward by fostering a sense of community, continuing to invest in innovation and delivering the benefits of Carrier Ethernet to as many customers and locations as possible."

Ethernet Expo Americas included Super Platinum Sponsor Ciena; Platinum Sponsors Equinix, BTI Systems, Cisco, ECI, Fujitsu, MRV Communications, RAD Data Communications; and Gold Sponsors Accedian Networks, Actelis Networks, Adva Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Canoga Perkins, Cyan, Exfo, Extreme Networks, Fiberlight, Ixia, JDSU, Juniper Networks, Lightower Fiber Networks, MegaPath, Metaswitch, MRV Communications, Neutral Tandem, Nokia Siemens Network, Omnitron Systems, Overture Networks, Positron Access Solutions, RAD, Sidera Networks, Sunrise Telecom, Tata Communications, Telco Systems, Telx, Transbeam, Transition Networks, Transmode, tw Telecom and Xelerated. Additional exhibitors included Bluelight, Champion One, EXAR, INOC, Optical Zonu and VeEX.

Ethernet Expo attendees and sponsors, and those who were unable to attend, have the opportunity to reconnect on Nov. 29 at the reopening of the Ethernet Expo Digital Summit. For more information on this free opportunity, please visit:  Light Reading's next event in its Ethernet Series will be Ethernet Europe, scheduled for April 17-18, 2012 in Munich, Germany, and collocated with MEF's Quarterly Member Meeting.

Press Contact:
Jennifer Baker
Marketing Director, Light Reading Communications Network
617 871 1910

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