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Press Release -- December 14th, 2010
Source: CENX
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, MPLS, Video

Reliance Globalcom Joins CENX to Expand Global Ethernet VPLS Offering

Partnership offers access to more than 15 million Ethernet service locations worldwide

San Francisco – December 13, 2010 – Reliance Globalcom, the leading global provider of managed network and communication services for multinational enterprises and carriers, today announced that its Global Ethernet VPLS solution now connects with CENX, operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchange. Connecting with CENX enables Reliance Globalcom and its global partners to buy and sell solutions to a significantly larger customer base, opening new revenue opportunities and expanding its domestic and international customer base. CENX’s Carrier Ethernet Exchange services are currently available in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Miami, New Jersey, New York and Hong Kong, through the initial connection, Reliance Globalcom interconnects with all of the service providers and customers at CENX’s Los Angeles exchange.

“Our partnership with CENX will provide significant cost and time saving benefits, while connecting us to more than 15 million ESLs (Ethernet Service Locations) worldwide, and help us to meet the rapidly growing need for flexible, high performing Ethernet solutions,” said Ted Raffetto, President, Americas Region, Reliance Globalcom. “Not only can we now offer end-to-end Ethernet services to customers located beyond our existing footprint, we are also able to respond to their needs in a more scalable and efficient manner, eliminating business challenges tied to connecting with multiple providers across borders. CENX’s expertise and global Ethernet reach were key factors influencing the decision for this agreement.”

Reliance Globalcom’s Global Ethernet VPLS is a Layer 2 VPN service that provides a reliable, secure, cost-effective and easy-to-use Ethernet along with scalability, any-to-any support, resiliency and QoS features of MPLS. This service leverages simpler, ubiquitous Ethernet ports which exist in every LAN today and allows geographically dispersed sites to share a single broadcast domain while appearing on the same virtual LAN. It enables customers to create a single next generation, multi-service WAN which can transport voice, video, data traffic reliably and economically.“We are delighted to have Reliance Globalcom join our rapidly growing CENX member community, further helping to foster Ethernet adoption at a global level,” said Eric Gillenwater, VP Worldwide Development, at CENX. “Reliance Globalcom’s global footprint makes them a perfect fit for both our domestic and international carrier members looking to expand into new markets, while extending the reach and scope of their Ethernet service offerings.” About CENX
CENX, Inc. operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchanges delivers carrier-neutral, location-neutral, Carrier Ethernet exchange services to global telecom/internet service providers. CENX interconnects service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks worldwide with more than 15 million Ethernet Service Locations served. CENX simplifies, expedites and enables vast revenue opportunities, dramatic cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity – a foundation for next generation telecommunications networks. Through its work in the MEF and in the industry, the CENX management team has played a leading role in the definition of standards and the development of the Carrier Ethernet market over the last nine years. For further information, contact

About Reliance Globalcom
Reliance Globalcom, a division of Reliance Communications, spearheads the Global Telecom operations of India’s largest Integrated Telecom Service Provider. Reliance Globalcom brings together the synergies of Reliance Communications’ Global Business encompassing Enterprise Services, Capacity Sales, Managed Services and a highly successful bouquet of Retail products & services comprising of Global Voice, Internet Solutions and Value Added Services. The company serves over 2100 enterprises, 200 carriers and 2.5 million retail customers in 163 countries across 6 continents.

Reliance Globalcom owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning 65,000 kilometers seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ domestic optic fibre running over 190,000 kilometers, providing a robust Global Service Delivery Platform connecting 40 key business markets in India, USA, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. With its recent acquisition of eWave World (now Reliance WiMAX World), a pioneer in the global Wimax space, Reliance Globalcom has the capability to launch 4G services in over 50 countries. It has also acquired Vanco Group (now Reliance Vanco Group), enabling the company to provide managed services to over 230 countries across the globe.  For further information, please visit
About Reliance Communications
Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 64,000 crore (US$ 13.6 billion), cash flows of Rs. 13,000 crore (US$ 2.8 billion), net profit of Rs. 8,400 crore (US$ 1.8 billion).

Reliance Communications is India’s foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of over 124 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 4 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 2,100 Indian and multinational corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.

Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages.  Reliance Communications owns and operates the world’s largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 277,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region

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