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Record Service Provider Participation Projected at Ethernet Europe 2010

Experts from 14 service providers are scheduled to speak at Ethernet Europe next week, and service provider attendee registrations are up year-over-year

NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, in collaboration with Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), its prestigious market research division, will host their fifth Ethernet event in Europe on April 12 & 13 in London at the Marriot Grosvenor Square. Ethernet Europe, chaired by Ethernet expert and Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Stan Hubbard, has confirmed 16 speakers from 14 different service provider companies. This year's event is tracking to have record service provider attendance with more than 325 registered attendees of whom over 83% are service providers.

"We are delighted with the high number of service provider professionals directly participating in or planning to attend this year's event and believe this reflects the growing strategic importance of high-performance Ethernet in their service portfolios and business models," says Hubbard. "The London event is going to be a great networking opportunity for service providers, enterprise end-users, financial analysts, and other industry professionals seeking to stay on top of the most recent advances in Carrier Ethernet services and network technologies."

Ethernet Europe will feature keynote speakers Andy Sutton, Principal Design Consultant of Transport Networks for CNDD, Orange UK; Rajiv Datta, Senior VP & CTO at AboveNet; Jarrett Appleby, CMO at Equinix; and Dennis Kruse, VP Network Solutions for Orange Business Services and MEF Chairman. Other service provider companies speaking at Ethernet Europe include CENX, COLT Telecom, BT, Equinix, Exponential-e, GTS CE, KDDI Europe, KPN International, Reliance Globalcom, Verizon, and Virgin Media Business.

Ethernet Europe will include panel sessions and keynotes and will feature a sponsor showcase during lunch and cocktail reception. Sponsors include Platinum sponsors Alcatel-Lucent, ANDA Networks, Equinix, and JDSU; Gold sponsors Actelis Networks, ADVA Optical Networking, BTI Systems, Canoga Perkins, Ciena, EXFO, Hatteras Networks, InfoVista, Metaswitch Networks, Omnitron Systems Technology, Overture Networks, RAD Data Communications, Sunrise Telecom, Transition Networks, and Transmode; and Showcase sponsors Allied Telesis, MRV, Spirent Communications, and Telent.

Ethernet Europe will also feature the Advanced Global Interconnect Test Program. This service provider interoperability test and showcase program, created by EANTC in collaboration with ancotel and Light Reading, will provide detailed insight into current service offerings, and help accelerate the market. The pilot phase has just been concluded. Phase 2 results will be unveiled at Light Reading's Ethernet Europe. Interconnect sponsors at Ethernet Europe 2010 include Interconnect Switch Sponsor Alcatel-Lucent; Test and Measurement Sponsor Spirent Communications; and NID Sponsor MRV. Service Provider Participants are Belgacom ICS, Equinix, Expereo International, Level3 Communications, P&TLuxembourg, Teragate, Tinet, and Ucomline.

For more information, or to register for Ethernet Europe 2010, please visit: www.etherneteurope.com. Registration for press and analysts is free.

    Contact:
    Amy Averbook
    Light Reading
    212 600-3373
    [email protected]

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technological and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, and TelcoTV Asia, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Europe, and The Tower Summit @ CTIA, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives in the US, Europe, India, and China. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About UBM TechWeb (http://techweb.com/aboutus)

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses - media solutions, marketing services, and professional information - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications, and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT Support managers, Web and digital professionals, software and game developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About United Business Media Limited (http://unitedbusinessmedia.com)

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting, and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print, and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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