Photos: Ethernet Expo Europe Part II

Who put on their best faces for this year's Ethernet Expo Europe event in London? Find out in this selection of pics

May 20, 2009

LONDON -- Ethernet Expo: Europe 2009 -- No doubt about it, this year's event was a hit with those who made it to the show, and, if the viewing numbers for our LRTV video reports are anything to go by, with those who couldn't make it, too.

For a selection of our video reportage, check out the following:

  • Interoute's Matthew Finnie

  • Steve Best, BT Wholesale

  • Chris MacFarland, Chief Operating Officer, Masergy

  • Key Innovations for Carrier-Class Ethernet

  • Iometrix Global Interconnect Demo

  • Dr. Alireza Mahmoodshahi

But we didn't just have moving picture cameras at the event -- we loaded up the digital vault with some stills, too. Check out our first slide show -- Photos: Ethernet Expo Europe Part I -- and then dive into the selection below.


All photos by Michael Donald. The captions, though, were generated by an altogether less sophisticated individual.

— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading

Serious about Ethernet5613.jpgKevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer of the Metro Ethernet Forum, is always ready for a laugh,
but when it comes to Ethernet services – just don't mess with him, right? Thirsty for successMetro Ethernet Forum president Nan Chen takes a moment to rehydrate, but we forgot to tell him that,
this year, we provided speakers with vodka instead of water... Cheers!They're out there somewhere!5612.jpgCraig Easley from Matisse Networks (left) and Alcatel-Lucent's Phil Tilley scope out
the service provider audience for the carrier Ethernet RFPs.And... we're rolling!5617.jpgMasergy's COO gamely accepted a last-minute request for an interview with LRTV,
but freezes when someone mentions "make-up." Time for a coffee...Possibly the world's finest hardware5614.jpgThere was admirable technology aplenty on the Expo show floor, but the caffeine-related hardware
on the ADVA Optical Networking stand was hot – REALLY hot. Daisy does it again5615.jpgHaving wowed the crowds at the Broadband World Forum Europe in Brussels last September, Daisy Rollo brought
her majestic coffee-making skills to the Ethernet Expo in London and worked her magic. We didn't sleep for days... The circle of trust5618.jpgMatisse Networks brought along its own artist to whet the aesthetic appetites of the show floor crowd,
but where is she going with this idea? We'll come back to this later...Whistle while you work5620.jpgCOLT Telecom's, CTO Dr. Alireza Mahmoodshahi, was in tune with the audience
as he rallied the industry with his Ethernet services vision. Crowded house5621.jpgWhen the show floor opened the crowds headed for the Global Interconnect demo to check out the specs.Man and machine5619.jpgIometrix president Bob Mandeville was in his element, taking the Expo attendees through the details of the Global Interconnect demo.Ethernet's reach5624.jpgAndy McEwan, Senior Manager, Ethernet Products at ntl:Telewest Business, the enterprise services operation
of U.K. cable operator Virgin Media, says he's taking his services this far.Freedom of expression5626.jpgeuNetworks Director of Marketing & Product Management Ken Johnson
provides a regional perspective and shows off his euCentric map of the region. Rearview shocker5623.jpgAs the front of the canvas develops on the Matisse Networks stand, the guy at the Spirent booth
gets a glimpse of what's on the reverse side, and it's freaking him out!

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