ATLANTA, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Business announced today that it is further expanding its award-winning Ethernet Services via its relationship with CENX, operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchange. Cox Business established an initial connection to CENX’s Carrier Ethernet Exchange in Los Angeles this month.
Cox Business has consistently been recognized by Vertical Systems Group as the fourth largest business Ethernet provider in the U.S. and a pioneer among multiple system cable operators in providing networking services. The new relationship with CENX creates additional options for wholesale and retail customers to connect locations throughout Cox’s extensive network footprint. Because Cox has already established dedicated fiber links to CENX, customers can seamlessly link to the Cox network without the cost and delay of establishing a dedicated interconnect. The CENX exchange also provides enhanced service level monitoring and increases performance visibility.
“Ethernet is the transport technology of choice for business and carrier organizations today,” said Jay Clark, director of carrier product and sales operations, Cox Business. “Cox’s membership in CENX’s Carrier Ethernet Exchange reduces the costs and complexity associated with dedicated interconnects and extends the reach of our vast metro networks to more customers.”
In addition to a healthy retail base of healthcare, financial, education, government and general business customers, wireless backhaul is one of the most rapidly growing wholesale Ethernet segments for Cox Business as providers seek to efficiently support the expanding volume of mobile data traffic.
“The CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchange model was designed to better facilitate connections for businesses served by carriers such as Cox Business,” said Eric Gillenwater, vice president of worldwide development, CENX. “Cox’s participation in the Exchange further expands the more than 10 million Ethernet Service Locations reached via CENX.”
Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for nearly 250,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. Cox Business ranked highest among small/midsize business data service providers in J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Major Provider Business Telecommunications Study(SM). Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports more than 730,000 business phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, click here or call 1-800-396-1609.