SOURCE: telx


October 07, 2010 09:30 ET

Telx Ethernet Exchange Earns Best New Telecom Service Award Nomination

Data Center and Interconnection Provider is a Finalist for Renowned Light Reading Leading Lights Award, Winners to be Named at Ethernet Expo

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) -  Telx®, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that the Telx Ethernet Exchange has been named a finalist for the Light Reading Leading Lights Award for Best New Service in the Telecommunications Industry.

Announced in June of this year, the Telx Ethernet Exchange helps service providers and enterprises seamlessly interconnect their Ethernet networks, providing greater reach to their end customers. The platform provides an easier way to connect buyers and sellers of Ethernet services and allows service providers to connect their Ethernet networks without going through the time-consuming, costly process of setting up individual, complex interconnection agreements or building out local fiber networks.

Light Reading, the world's leading research-led integrated media company serving the global communications market, annually awards the Best New Service or Application in the Telecommunications Industry with its coveted Leading Lights award. The award goes to the company that has deployed a potentially market-leading, revenue-generating service or application that enhances the use of next-generation communications technology in the wire line network. 

"Telx is proud to be among the finalists for the Leading Lights award, particularly in this category of next-generation communications technology visionaries," said Glenn Calafati, Vice President and General Manager of Ethernet Exchange and Solutions Engineering for Telx. "Earning a finalist spot underscores our commitment to the innovation and excellence of our carrier-neutral and network-neutral Ethernet Exchange service. We are delighted to be recognized for our unique ability to solve the industry challenge of extending Ethernet networks and will continue to leverage innovation and technology to better serve our customers."

This year, Leading Lights winners will be announced at an Awards Dinner at Hudson Terrace in New York City on Nov. 2, following the first day of Ethernet Expo Americas 2010. Telx's Glenn Calafati will also participate in a panel session, "Carrier Ethernet Exchanges -- The Catalyst for Market Growth," scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 9:15 a.m. at the Ethernet Expo. For more information, go to

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, the Light Reading Communications Network is the world's leading research-led integrated media company serving the global communications market. is the ultimate source for technological and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV and TelcoTV Asia, Ethernet Expo Americas and Ethernet Europe, and The Tower Summit @ CTIA, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives in the US, Europe, India, and China. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About the Ethernet Expo

Ethernet Expo Americas 2010 is the premier event covering the hot topic of Carrier Ethernet network technologies and services in the Americas. Light Reading's tenth Ethernet Expo, this year's event in New York City, will assemble dozens of experts from the service provider, supplier, and analyst communities to explore the hottest trends and paint a roadmap for where Ethernet is likely to take us in the coming decade.

About Telx
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection, colocation and business exchange services in strategic, high demand North American markets. With 15 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to the industry's highest performance networks and access to more than 800 leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit

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