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Press Release -- January 18th, 2011
Source: KDDI America
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Exchange

KDDI America Partners with CENX, Telx and Equinix to Expand Domestic and Global Ethernet Networks

New York, NY, January 18, 2010 KDDI America, Inc., the U.S. division of KDDI CORPORATION, a Global Fortune 500 company and worldwide leader in international telecommunications services, today announced that it is now connected with CENX, Telx and Equinix, leading operators of Carrier Ethernet Exchange around the world, to provide its expanded Global Ethernet Networks for enterprise and wholesale customers .The initial connections are at Carrier Ethernet Exchanges in New York, Chicago, Virginia and Los Angeles, creating seamless connections with KDDI America’s extensive high-speed fiber network and providing end-to-end connectivity and scalable bandwidth throughout the United States and around the globe.

The new connections dovetail with KDDI America’s deployment of Layer 2 Ethernet Switches in key data centers and bring access to CENX, Telx and Equinix Ethernet Service Locations for KDDI America’s wide variety of domestic and International business customers. By joining the Carrier Ethernet Exchanges, KDDI America enables offer end-to-end business-class services with the highest quality levels, which has been the hallmark of its Ethernet network deployment for more than ten years.

“The three operators of our Carrier Ethernet Exchanges possess recognized ability to fully support the key attributes of Carrier Ethernet–such as bandwidth from 1mbps to 10gbps, integrated services and reliability—thus making CENX, Telx and Equinix the natural partners for KDDI America ” said Nobutsugu Ogata, Director of Business Development, KDDI America. “Critical to our decision to buy and sell services via Ethernet Exchanges was the vast number of reachable Ethernet Service Locations offered by these three Carrier Ethernet Exchange providers.”

“The addition of KDDI America to the CENX community brings very significant new geographic reach for all the members served by CENX’s Carrier Ethernet Exchanges along with new revenue opportunities for KDDI America and our other members,” said Eric Gillenwater, VP Worldwide Development, CENX. “Thanks to our service integration, off-net monitoring services and the CENX Market, the CENX service scales to serve every type and size of business with a single connection.”

“We are pleased to welcome KDDI to the Telx Ethernet Exchange marketplace of service providers, and look forward to helping them cost-effectively extend their network reach,” said Brad Hokamp, Chief Marketing Officer of Telx. “With our network scalability features and strategic, carrier-dense locations in the U.S., Telx can help KDDI rapidly meet their customers’ increasing connectivity demands.”

“After more than a decade of collaboration, Equinix is excited to continue to work with KDDI and support its global networking strategies,” said Jim Poole, General Manager, Global Networks and Mobility. “In addition to having access to the speed, quality and cost advantages associated with Equinix’s Ethernet exchange services, KDDI customers will have the ability to easily transact business anywhere in the world.”

For more information about KDDI America and its services, please contact KDDI America’s sales team by dialing 212-295-1200 or email at

About KDDI America, Inc.
KDDI America is the U.S. division of the KDDI Group of companies, a Fortune Global 500 company and leading provider of international telecommunications and colocation facilities around the world. KDDI America provides high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout Asia-Pacific, where it is particularly strong. KDDI Group is a pioneer and innovator in the Ethernet world, being the first telecom provider to provide switched Ethernet services between Asia and the United States. KDDI is also a leading provider in international data centers and value-added services through its group company, TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information about KDDI America, please visit

About CENX
CENX, Inc., operator of the world’s first and most connected, award-winning 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, providing access to more than fifteen million Ethernet Service Locations. 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 more Information please contact CENX., +1 847 905 1020,

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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, and Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit Become a fan of Telx on Facebook at

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. More than 3,100 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 600 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 35 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth.

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