Telx, an interconnection and colocation provider in 15 strategic North American markets, has announced that it will host the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) fall meeting, NANOG50, held in Atlanta, October 3-6, 2010. NANOG50 is a four-day educational event featuring leading-edge networking tutorials, presentations, and operator panel discussions as well as relationship-building opportunities between NANOG members. As host of the event, Telx helps plan networking sessions and is responsible for IPv4 andIPv6 Intern et connectivity for all attendees from its 56 Marietta location.

"Telx is honored to host the NANOG50 event. With the leading carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection facility in Atlanta, we bring together numerous Telecom service providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), enterprise customers and cloud providers as part of our global ecosystem every day," said Brad Hokamp, CMO of Telx. "The NANOG meetings are some of the most innovative networking forums we have participated in, reaching the entire service provider, internet peering, and enterprise community, and we look forward to serving as host for a productive and educational four days."

NANOG is an education and operational forum for the coordination and dissemination of technical information related to backbone/enterprise networking technologies and operational practices. NANOG meetings are held tri-annually and attract several hundred global Internet network operators, engineers and software and hardware vendors. NANOG50 is the organization's third meeting held in Atlanta, and marks the second time Telx has hosted the event. In addition, FiberLight, a leading provider of network infrastructure solutions and strategic network design services, will provide wireless point-to-point connectivity for NANOG attendees between Telx's 56 Marietta data center and the Loews Atlanta Hotel.

"We are pleased that Telx is serving as host for the NANOG50 event in Atlanta," said Donald Welch, president and CEO of Merit Network, Inc., the organization that sponsors NANOG and provides overall logistical support for all NANOG meetings. "Telx's expertise in building communities of interest for the service provider industry makes them a perfect choice as host as we celebrate NANOG's 50th meeting."

NANOG attendees are welcome to join Telx, Tata Communications, Ciena Corporation, and FiberLight for a special networking reception on Sunday, October 3, 2010, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium, located at 225 Baker Street Northwest in Atlanta. Telx and NTT America will also be hosting a NANOG social event on Monday, October 4, 2010, 8:15 - 10:30 p.m. at Shout Restaurant, located at 1197 Peachtree Street Northeast, Colony Square, in Midtown Atlanta. For more information, e-mail telxevents@telx.com.