Colt connects to CENX’s Carrier Ethernet Exchanges in London and New York


Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform, is announcing a new offering to provide high quality Carrier Ethernet services to wholesale customers via Carrier Ethernet Neutral Exchange (CENX), the operator of the world’s most connected Carrier Ethernet exchange with over 15 million Ethernet Service Locations (ESL). The initial connections are at CENX’s Carrier Ethernet Exchanges in London and New York and will create new business opportunities for Colt and its partners.

CENX will manage the complex service translation and real-time monitoring for its exchange members enabling Colt’s services to be accessed without lengthy, complex network integration work providing the highest quality of connectivity to locations worldwide for its customers.

“With many operators and end-customers having migrated to Ethernet services, these new connections with CENX open up a significant new level of connectivity for our business. They bring seamless interconnection with Colt’s information delivery platform from and to worldwide locations,” said Lutz Blank, Director, Wholesale Marketing, of Colt. “More of our customers will now benefit from high quality Carrier Ethernet services without compromise.”

The new connections will mean carriers in North America, Europe, and Asia will now have access to Colt’s Ethernet-based solutions, supported by its extensive wholly owned and managed network and its interconnections with over 150 reliable network partners across all Europe.

“We are delighted that Colt selected CENX as exchange partner on the heels of our recent opening of our London Carrier Ethernet exchange,” said Nan Chen, President, CENX. “With our CENX Market, members can instantly confirm service availability at the vast number of locations served by Colt across its extensive European network. Once connected, CENX’s service integration, translation and monitoring provide a seamless on-net experience for its members and their end-users.”

About Colt

Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated networking and IT managed services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 19-country, 25,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 17,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres. In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative modular data centres which are high quality, 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 www.colt.net.

About CENX

CENX, Inc., operator of the world’s most connected Carrier Ethernet exchanges, delivers carrier-neutral, location-neutral, Carrier Ethernet exchange services to global telecom/internet service providers. CENX interconnects service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks worldwide, providing access to more than fifteen million Ethernet Service Locations. CENX simplifies, expedites and enables vast revenue opportunities, dramatic cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity – a foundation for next generation telecommunications networks. Through its work in the MEF (http://www.metroethernetforum.org/) and in the industry, the CENX management team has played a leading role in the definition of standards and the development of the Carrier Ethernet market over the last nine years. For more Information please contact CENX. info@cenx.com, +1 847 905 1020, www.cenx.com

For more information, please contact:

Colt press contacts
Thomas Andrews
DDI: +44 (0) 207 067 0712
Mobile: +44 (0) 7806 558 245
Email: ColtUK@webershandwick.com

Henny Valder
DDI: +44 207 947 1610
Email: henny.valder@colt.net
Industry analysts’ contact
Agi Augustyniak
DDI: + 44 (0)8453 700655
Mobile: +44 (0) 07595 003328
Email: ColtAR@octopuscomms.net

CENX Press contacts
Bruce Reid, Zonic Group PR
DDI: +1 831 480 2312
Mobile:
breid@zonicgroup.com
+44 7710 140 706

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