Pan-European Carrier Neutral Ethernet Exchange launched by CENX and Interxion

April 12, 2010
Interxion, a European provider of colocation data center services, and CENX Inc., operator of the first Carrier Ethernet Exchanges, announced a partnership to launch a pan-European Carrier Neutral Ethernet Exchange service.

APRIL 12, 2010 -- Interxion, a European provider of colocation data center services, and CENX Inc., operator of the first Carrier Ethernet Exchanges, announced a partnership to launch a pan-European Carrier Neutral Ethernet Exchange service. The service will be available in Interxion’s London data center in June 2010 with expansions being planned for other locations, including Amsterdam and Paris.

The CENX-Interxion partnership will help to accelerate the rapid growth in demand for Carrier Ethernet services in Europe, says a company representative. Market analyst Infonetics Research expects that as a direct result of efficient and economical interconnects between service providers, the market for Ethernet Services can grow at 20% CAGR to a total of almost $40 billion (USD) in 2013.

This partnership will facilitate rapid and easy access by carriers located at Interxion to the new CENX service and generate cost savings, as well as extending the potential reach of Carrier Ethernet networks across Europe for the benefit of customers.

“The Interxion and CENX partnership creates carrier-neutral integration points that meet critical market demand for ubiquitous network and service delivery of data, voice, and video over Carrier Ethernet,” says Stan Hubbard, senior analyst with Heavy Reading. “This move will allow service providers to establish interconnections quickly and effectively in key European markets, enabling them to focus on their primary business goal of serving their end-customers and accelerating revenue.”

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