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CENX Announces New Ethernet Backhaul Management Services Available Globally - Now Serving Multiple National Carriers

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NEW ORLEANS, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Herb Hribar, Chief Executive Officer of Carrier Ethernet industry leader CENX, announced today at the CTIA industry show the availability of a new set of innovative services designed to efficiently provision and manage Ethernet Backhaul Services for any Mobile Operator or Carrier using, deploying or planning on including Ethernet in their network. CENX's new services offer a highly efficient, turnkey platform for provisioning, installing, and managing all Ethernet Backhaul Services from over 400 local access providers across the globe. CENX has developed a robust management system, database and automated infrastructure that provide complete visibility to all pending orders and live Ethernet circuits through every step of the provisioning and installation process, plus real-time simplified visibility to network performance data and tr­ouble tickets on every active Ethernet circuit. The CENX platform overlays the Mobile Operator or Carrier's existing tools and consolidates information into a single interface greatly simplifying most manual processes in place today and­­­­­­­­ reduces operating costs for Ethernet access circuits, while improving service resolution efficiency and service quality.  

­­­"We are excited to offer our industry-leading Ethernet knowledge and expertise that dramatically helps increase efficiencies and reduce the costs associated with procuring and managing critical Ethernet Backhaul circuits within their networks", said Mr. Hribar. ""CENX has some of the most knowledgeable Ethernet experts in the industry, and we have used this expertise to develop a platform that delivers tremendous value to Mobile Operators and Carriers around the world"

"CENX's Ethernet Backhaul Management Services provides ­a simplified, automated user interface/dashboard which allows consolidation of visibility and tracking of Ethernet circuit activity and network performance data. The platform is completely secure and offers simple point and click navigation to access as much detail as desired, plus the ability to produce customized reports on specific circuits. Customer support is also available 24x7 through CENX's state-of-the-art Network Operations Control Center (NOCC). The platform is completely compatible with current carrier tools and systems.

Mr. Hribar will be presenting this week on a CTIA panel discussion May 9th from 2:45pm-3:45 EDT. He is also available to meet with industry analysts and for media interviews through May 10th at the convention.

About CENX

CENX, Inc., provides interconnect services for the new generation of Ethernet-based backhaul networks. Awarded by multiple leading publications for its innovation, CENX's Ethernet Backhaul Management Service aggregates and translates different Ethernet backhaul services from multiple access providers to all cell sites in a given market. CENX provides a normalized Carrier Ethernet handoff to a given wireless provider enabling ubiquitous 4G-LTE Ethernet backhaul coverage to all cell sites in that market. CENX manages the entire circuit life cycle, yielding better quality of service, reduced CapEx and a level of monitoring of Ethernet Backhaul service traffic that has not been feasible previously. CENX's investors include its management and a number of leading firms, including DCM (whose co-founder, Dixon Doll, is the Chairman of the CENX Board of Directors), 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 critical 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, or visit

Management Biographies

Herb Hribar

Chief Executive Officer

CENX, Inc.


Herb Hribar is a seasoned operating executive with hands-on experience in wireless, fixed line and broadband cable TV organizations worldwide. His operating experience has been characterized by creating substantial growth and increasing enterprise value in a number of leadership positions, including as President of Ameritech Wireless ($2b revenue, then one of fastest growing wireless carriers in the U.S.), Managing Director  of Ameritech Europe ($2.5b investment), GM of Sprint International, President and COO Verio (acquired by NTT for $5.5b), COO of Eircom (Ireland's largest telecommunications company: IPO for $4b), COO of Cablecom (largest Swiss cable operator: acquired by Liberty Global for $3.6b), and COO of Kabel Deutschland (largest German cable operator: IPO for $6.5b). Herb holds an MS in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois, MS in Computer Science at John Hopkins University and an MBA from George Washington University. Herb is a graduate of the US Naval Academy with a BS in Ocean Engineering and served for 9 years as an officer in the United States Navy.