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Heavy Reading is proud to announce finalists for its 2007 Ethernet Service Provider of the Year Awards for Europe

NEW YORK -- Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the world's leading online publication for the telecom industry, and Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), its prestigious market research division, today announced finalists for their 2007 Ethernet Service Provider of the Year Awards for Europe. Light Reading is an operating unit of CMP Technology.

Over the past year, Heavy Reading has examined and interviewed dozens of European operators that provide Ethernet connectivity services and Ethernet-based applications. Heavy Reading has closely tracked developments in this area, paying particular attention to the transformation taking place in the business data services market.

According to Stan Hubbard, Heavy Reading Senior Analyst and Ethernet Expo: Europe 2007 Conference Chair, "European operators generally have been at the forefront of the deployment of carrier Ethernet, MPLS, and VPLS technology in support of high-performance Ethernet enterprise connectivity services, Ethernet-based business applications such as VOIP and storage extension, and Ethernet-based consumer services such as IPTV."

The 2007 Ethernet Service Provider of the Year Awards for Europe are being given in the following categories:

  • Market Leadership: Finalists are BT, COLT, and Orange Business Services
  • Product Portfolio: Finalists are BT, COLT, and ntl:Telewest Business
  • Innovation: Finalists are Belgacom, Interoute, and THUS

The 2007 Ethernet Service Provider of the Year Awards for Europe will be announced on May 3, the second day of Light Reading's Ethernet Expo: Europe 2007. This event is Europe's largest carrier Ethernet show, drawing hundreds of attendees from some 40 countries around the world. Registration is still open. To register, please visit: www.ethernetexpoeurope.com.

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Contact:
Amy Averbook
Director of Corporate Marketing
Light Reading Inc.
[email protected]
212-925-0020 x112
212-925-3324 (fax)

About Ethernet Expo: Europe 2007
Ethernet Expo: Europe 2007 (www.ethernetexpoeurope.com) will be held on May 2-3 at London's Business Design Centre. A combined conference and exhibition focused on Ethernet's evolution as an enabler of next-generation enterprise and consumer services and applications, the Ethernet Expo series has emerged as the best-attended Ethernet event in the industry.

About Light Reading
Founded in 2000, Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, and operates as a unit of CMP Technology.

About CMP Technology
CMP Technology (www.cmp.com) is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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