Ethernet Europe Lineup Announced

Experts from 13 service providers and 18 Carrier Ethernet network solutions suppliers will participate in Ethernet Europe panels

March 18, 2010

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NEW YORK -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (, the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, in collaboration with Heavy Reading (, 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, hosted by Ethernet expert and Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Stan Hubbard, will assemble dozens of experts from the service provider, supplier, and analyst communities to explore the hottest trends and paint a roadmap for where Ethernet is likely to take us in the coming decade.

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.

“The Carrier Ethernet industry has continued to grow and blossom even throughout the economic downturn because of the diligent efforts of service provider and network solutions professionals worldwide to unleash the tremendous value of Ethernet for end-users,” says Hubbard. “During Ethernet Europe 2010, we will spotlight the latest technology innovations and cooperation within industry organizations that are helping fuel the market’s growth and enabling the cost-effective delivery of high-performance Ethernet business services, wholesale services, and mobile backhaul solutions.”

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. The Interconnect Test is sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent, the Interconnect Switch Sponsor; and Spirent Communications, the Test and Measurement sponsor.

Other featured speakers at Ethernet Europe will include: Peter Agnew, Director, Network Service Design for COLT Telecom; John Dumbleton, SVP Business Development for Masergy; David Green, Senior Product Manager of High Capacity Services for Virgin Media Business; Adrian Hobbins, CTO of Exponential-e; Jose Ignacio Irurita Martin, CTO at GTS CE; Andy McEwan, Head of Point to Point Product Management at Virgin Media Business; Dr. Kamran Sistanizadeh, CTO of Reliance Globalcom; and Stuart Warren, Marketing & Project Planner for KDDI Europe.

Speakers from sponsors will also be presenting. Ethernet Europe sponsors include: Platinum sponsors Alcatel-Lucent, ANDA Networks, Equinix, and JDSU; Gold sponsors Actelis Networks, ADVA Optical Networking, BTI Systems, Canoga Perkins, EXFO, Hatteras Networks, InfoVista, Metaswitch Networks, Omnitron Systems Technology, Overture Networks, RAD Data Communications, Transition Networks, and Transmode; and Showcase sponsors Allied Telesis and Spirent Communications.

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