CENX applies Ethernet exchange knowledge to wireless backhaul providers

CENX has found yet another application for its growing Ethernet exchange service base: wireless backhaul. By making its Carrier Ethernet exchanges as aggregation points available to Ethernet wireless backhaul access providers, CENX says it can eliminate the need for wireless operators to conduct expensive Ethernet backhaul service integration.

As a network agnostic platform, CENX also performs service inventory and monitoring for any kind of wireless backhaul provider (wholly-owned vs. shared), technology (switched vs. dedicated) or media (e.g., fiber, microwave or existing copper).

Even those wireless operators that can get wireline backhaul facilities through their parent company like Verizon or AT&T still have to deal with a number of other wholesale providers out of region so being able to provide a simplified view of all of their backhaul services on per service basis will help them get a better handle on their wireless backhaul costs.

Verizon Wireless, while not an announced customer of the new service, is a good example of a wireless operator that  could benefit from CENX's service. When Verizon Wireless officially announced the roll out of its 4G LTE wireless service, the operator contracted with nine wholesale providers for wireless backhaul outside of its traditional wireline territory.

Marty Snyder, CEO of Communications Infrastructure Corp., a designer of backhaul solutions for a number of the largest U.S.-based wireless operators like Verizon Wireless, said that CENX wireless backhaul applications can help wireless operators achieve "dramatic savings of over 15 percent in access costs."

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