Colt Technology Services Honors Accedian with Top Supplier Award for Innovation

Accedian takes home innovation prize for its Performance Assured Networking™ solutions

Montreal, Nov. 2, 2012

Accedian Networks, the leader in Performance Assured Networking™ for Carrier Business Ethernet, Mobile Backhaul Networks and Cloud Services, today announced that it is the recipient of the prestigious Colt Technology Services 2012 Supplier Award in the ‘Innovation’ category. The annual Colt Supplier Awards recognize the company’s suppliers for their commitment and contribution to the organization’s business objectives.

“We are thrilled to be selected by our long time customer for this prestigious award and look forward to continuing to provide Colt with innovative and leading solutions for years to come,” said Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO of Accedian Networks. “As demands on networks continue to grow, Accedian Networks solutions enable service providers with Performance Assured Networking solutions, thereby providing them with unique insight into their networks so that they can deliver and assure the quality of service required by their end customers.”

Accedian was one of 3 organizations to be selected as a winner for these prominent awards which are designed to recognize partners and suppliers who demonstrate best-in-class technology, business practices and commercial flexibility, enabling Colt to deliver service value for its customers. All winners were selected by a group of Colt product and corporate executives.

“Colt has the distinct pleasure to work with some of the best partners and vendors from around the world and it is an honor to recognize Accedian as a Colt Innovation award recipient,” said Gideon Wilkins, Director of Strategic Partner Management at Colt. “This Innovation awards recognizes Accedian’s outstanding contribution and provides us with the optimum solution to serve the needs of our growing customer base, providing them with the most innovative solutions in the industry.”

About the Colt 2012 Supplier Awards

Colt has recognized three suppliers/vendors amongst about 70 third party companies the company collaborates with to deliver best-in-class customer experience. Award categories were as follows:

Smarter –“Innovation”. This award recognised the supplier which has delivered innovative solutions to Colt. This could include where a supplier has developed or proposed innovative products or services.

Faster – “Outstanding delivery”. This award recognised Colt’s top supplier for its outstanding service delivery, delivering consistently above expectations.

Further -“Commitment”. This award recognised suppliers who have gone the extra mile for Colt, whether that was supporting work outside the original scope of contract.

About Accedian Networks

Accedian Networks is the leader is Performance Assured Networking™ for Mobile Backhaul Networks, Carrier Business Ethernet and Cloud Services. Accedian Networks’ solutions enable mobile operators and service providers to assure, manage, improve and optimize their Carrier Ethernet and IP network performance; thereby delivering the best possible experience to their subscribers. Accedian’s award-winning solutions deliver the most precise network performance measurements, as well as, advanced service creation and traffic management capabilities that enable high value SLA-backed services. Established in 2004, Accedian Networks has an installed base that exceeds 75,000 cell sites and has over 120,000 (and counting) systems deployed worldwide. For more information, please visit

About Colt

Colt is the information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centres.

In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality data centre solutions at a Colt or customer site. Our Innovative data centres are rapid to deploy, flexible and highly efficient.

In addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market; Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at

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