Verizon is expanding availability of its Ethernet services using the nationwide CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchange to include Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. The expansion is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011. The additional locations will address an increase in customer demand for Verizon’s Ethernet exchange services, which the company launched in early 2010.
Verizon uses the CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchange to offer global wholesale carriers a range of options that support the carriers’ customers. Customers that take advantage of Ethernet exchanges can experience a quicker, simpler interconnection process, speeding up the time to market of their offerings.
At the CENX exchanges where Verizon is connected, 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.