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Ethernet Europe Announces Colt as Host Sponsor

Irvine, California (ots/PRNewswire) - A Record Number of Operators on the Conference Agenda

Light Reading will host its seventh Ethernet Europe [] in Munich, Germany on April 17 and 18 at the Hilton Munich Park Hotel. This year's event is collocated with the Metro Ethernet Forum's Quarterly Meeting, making the conference one of the most compelling and productive events for the European Ethernet community.

The Host Operator Sponsorship has been secured by Colt and will include a keynote presentation on Ethernet-enabled Cloud Services from Colt's Head of Ethernet and IP Services, Henry Bohannon. "We are delighted that Colt has chosen to be the host sponsor for Ethernet Europe 2012. Colt has distinguished itself as an award-winning pan-European communications provider with a multi-year track record of leadership, innovation, and strategic vision in the Ethernet market," explains Stan Hubbard, the chair of Ethernet Europe 2012 and a Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading.

"Colt is proud to be associated with Light Reading's Ethernet Europe 2012, demonstrating our continued dedication to evolving innovative Ethernet services. A strong Ethernet service offering is central to Colt's information delivery platform for European businesses and provides a key component of our integrated network and computing solutions," states Bohannon.

Colt will be joined by more than a dozen other speakers from many of Europe's leading telcos including Belgacom, Deutsche Telekom, P&T Luxembourg and more. "One of the ways we have strived to distinguish Ethernet Europe from other events is to not only cover the latest Carrier Ethernet-related technologies and trends but to give our audience the opportunity to hear perspectives from many senior service provider experts who are shaping the direction of the services and network technology markets," explains Hubbard. "We are pleased to announce that a record number of 16-plus service provider members of the global Ethernet Executive Council will be participating directly in this year's event."

Ethernet Europe is sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Overture and RAD Networks; and Gold Sponsors Accedian Networks, Actelis, ADVA Optical Networking, AimValley, Canoga Perkins, Ciena, Cyan, Equinix, Infovista, IXIA, JDSU, MRV, Omnitron Systems, Telco Systems and Transmode.

Complimentary admission is offered to service providers and qualified members of the media. For more information, please visit

About Colt Technology Services

Colt is Europe's leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 21-country, 35,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres. In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality modular data centres which are rapid to deploy and power efficient. Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at

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