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Press Release -- February 7th, 2011
Source: CENX
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion, Low Latency

CENX’s New MemberLink: First Carrier-Neutral, Inter-Exchange Service Launched with CFN Services

Jersey City, NJ, Monday February 7, 2011. CENX, Inc., operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchanges, today announced MemberLink, its new Inter-Exchange Service exclusively provided by CENX Members. This innovative service, which facilitates carrier-neutral connectivity between CENX Exchanges by integrating and advertising CENX Members’ bandwidth, creates the first carrier-neutral, long distance connections between Carrier Ethernet Exchanges. CFN Services is the first CENX Member to provide this inter-Exchange function.  CFN has announced immediate availability of connections between CENX New York, Chicago, and London exchanges, along with the roadmap to interconnect all the CENX exchanges by June 2011.

CENX’s MemberLink service simplifies and extends the integration between buying and selling providers by setting up pre-tested, pre-configured inter-exchange links between CENX Exchanges, transparently supporting the integration of long distance connections without compromising service performance or attributes. These inter-exchange links are 100% operated by independent transport providers, such as CFN Services, who have joined CENX, thus preserving the critical neutrality of CENX among its Members.

This development is a significant breakthrough and differentiation compared to other Ethernet exchanges, which have provided transport in competition with their Exchange customers or lack connectivity options to  facilitate Carrier Ethernet service attributes between exchanges.

“This new and innovative service addition to the CFN Product Roadmap  not only enhances the CFN Low Latency Global Platform, but also manages all of the quality of service and provisioning issues faced in creating an end-to-end Carrier Ethernet service,” said Russell Logan, VP of Distributed Networks at CFN Services “We are very pleased to be the first to offer this important, new Inter-exchange service on behalf of CENX members, which we believe will further serve to accelerate the expansion of Carrier Ethernet services.”

“This is an exciting advancement in enabling Carrier Ethernet technology between the CENX exchanges, one which is provided without compromising CENX’s position of maintaining Carrier Neutrality.” said Russell Shriver, SVP Marketing and Product Management. “We are delighted to have CFN Services, also a Carrier Neutral managed telecom provider,  as the first member to promote our MemberLink Service.”

Any CENX Member may take advantage of MemberLink and offer MemberLink Inter-exchange services to other Members, while CENX handles the inter-exchange service level integration. Most important, MemberLink preserves CENX’s carrier-neutral philosophy while enhancing the functionally of CENX for its Members.

About CENX

CENX, Inc., operates the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchange. CENX delivers award-winning, carrier-neutral, location-neutral, Carrier Ethernet exchange services to global, regional and local telecom/internet service providers. CENX interconnects service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks worldwide, providing access to more than 15 million Ethernet Service Locations. CENX simplifies, integrates, monitors and expedites services, enabling vast revenue opportunities, dramatic cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity. CENX’s investors include management and a number of world class firms, including DCM, Highland Capital Partners and Mesirow Financial. Through its work in the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) 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 past ten years. For more information please contact CENX at, +1 847 905 1020, or visit

About CFN Services

CFN Services is a managed telecom infrastructure services company providing network services for the Enterprise, Public Sector, Carrier and Wireless Markets, specializing in high performance networking, middle mile and last mile optimization and mobile backhaul. CFN Services leverages FiberSource®, a global knowledge-based platform that identifies all available dark and lit fiber, collocation, towers, structures and lit buildings; providing network design, planning, deployment, and managed services offerings. For more information 703-788-6633 or info@cfnservices or

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