By David Gross
It used to be a month wouldn't go by without a Carrier Ethernet Exchange press release, then a week, and now we're getting close to daily announcements of some kind or another. This morning, CENX announced its service is now available in London, Hong Kong, Miami, and New Jersey, expanding its interconnection geography beyond New York, LA, and Chicago.
Neutral Tandem (TNDM) announced last week that it was up to 14 markets, more or less covering the top 14 U.S. MSAs from New York to Seattle. And its international presence is being boosted by the "addressable" 85 POPs it acquired when it bought Tinet. Of course, there is no such thing as an addressable POP outside of a press release, but the race is on, and the Neutral Tandem release was strong enough to get a response from CENX.
Telx has been quiet about its service for four days now, since announcing it had been nominated for an award. I'd be surprised if we don't hear more from them soon. Same goes for Equinix (EQIX). Last week's revenue announcement was no reason to sit on the sidelines here.