The argument is over, Carrier Ethernet is the best way for enterprises to connect to a service provider’s network. Carrier Ethernet scales better, is more flexible, and offers a lower total cost of ownership than other forms of carrier interconnections. As demand grows, Carrier Ethernet services continue to become more fully featured and mature. If you’ve been waiting to make the move to Carrier Ethernet, now may be the right time.

In this live presentation, Courtney Monroe of IDC will talk about how service providers are making Ethernet services more efficient, expanding their reach and making more features available. He will review the state of the Ethernet services market with a specific focus on current trends.

Attendees will learn:
What is the state of the Carrier Ethernet market and what are the current trends? Which services are being used today and by whom?


Russell Shriver, Vice President, Product Management, Internet & Data Services, Level 3 Communications

Mr. Shriver is Vice President of Product Management for Internet & Data Services at Level 3 Communications. In this role, he is responsible for product strategy and development across Level 3’s Internet, VPN, Ethernet and Managed Services product families. Mr. Shriver joined Level 3 in 2003 and has since held leadership roles in Business Development, Product Delivery and Product Management.

Immediately prior to joining Level 3, Mr. Shriver spent six years at XO Communications culminating in his role as the Director of Product Management for Internet, Data and Security Services.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University.

Courtney Munroe, Group Vice President, Worldwide Telecommunications

At IDC, Mr. Munroe is responsible for IDC’s continuous research programs that focus on U.S. and Worldwide telecommunications services trends. These include landline and mobile telecommunications, as including the analysis and forecasting of demand side trends, and Service Provider transformation and segment dynamics. Mr. Munroe also works with IDC’s regional analysts on IDC’s Worldwide Telecommunications Services Database. He also contributes to IDC’s consulting program, and has managed numerous consulting projects, presentations, and speaking engagements on industry trends around world.

Mr. Munroe was formerly Vice President at Probe Research, where he established and directed Probe’s Telecom Services programs. These subscription research programs focused on US and Global Carrier strategies. Prior to joining Probe, Mr. Munroe was Associate Director of Global Telecom Service Markets at Northern Business Information. He has also worked at DRI/McGraw-Hill, an economic forecasting company. Mr. Munroe has an B.A. in Economics from Columbia University and has also attended the University of Wisconsin.