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Colt Joins METRO2C Alliance

METRO2C Alliance expands to 41 major European cities

DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/14 -- The METRO2C Alliance, a collaboration of Europe's leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet exchanges, today revealed Colt - the Information Delivery Platform - as a member. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt's membership adds a 22 country-wide European network to the alliance, delivering customers direct fibre connections to 19,800 buildings and Colt's 20 carrier neutral data centres.

Diane Hodnett, CEO of METRO2C's founder Sea Fibre Networks, said: "Collaborating with Colt gives customers access to an unparalleled portfolio of business communication services including application, cloud and content delivery to 41 major European cities. Colt's membership underscores the METRO2C Alliance's strategy of working with best-in-class connectivity providers and data centre operators to support the growing data demands of enterprises and consumers."

Ken Sherry, Country Manager - Ireland, at Colt said: "Through the METRO2C Alliance, Colt continues to expand access to its integrated network and IT services portfolio. Members and enterprises will benefit from access to Colt's information delivery platform, combining network and IT infrastructure with expertise in IT managed services, networking and communication solutions to help grow revenues."

In response to the significantly expanding data needs of enterprises, demand for high performance, high bandwidth international network connectivity and data centre services is growing. In the Digital Age all business is global and the members of the alliance have been selected for their extended reach, quality of service and flexibility in delivering the end customer a tailored product, which can be replicated across multiple territories.

Colt is one of the first pan European members to be announced in this innovative alliance of connectivity providers, datacentre operators and Internet exchanges, representing the key elements of a digital ecosystem for a Digital Age.

About The METRO2C Alliance

Founded by Sea Fibre Networks, the METRO2C Alliance is the collaboration of leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet exchanges providing best-in-class communication solutions connecting Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Germany and Asia. The METRO2C Alliance is carrier-neutral facilitating collaboration amongst members, providing enterprises with premier high capacity connectivity solutions matching bespoke requirements such as diverse routing, low latency, scalability and modern technology with very competitive cost efficiencies. For more information and to become a member please visit the website here: www.metro2c-alliance.seafibrenetworks.com

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 worldwide. Colt operates in 22 European countries with a 46,000km European network and transatlantic network capacity. Colt has metropolitan area networks in 41 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 19,800 buildings and 20 carrier-neutral Colt data centres.

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).

About Sea Fibre Networks

Sea Fibre Networks is a provider of bandwidth infrastructure services including dark fibre, wavelengths and Ethernet. The Company specialises in sub-sea telecoms and is owner and operator of CeltixConnect, Europe's most advanced sub-sea telecoms network. Sea Fibre Networks delivers the innovation and flexibility businesses need to stay ahead in the market place. It provides network solutions tailored to specific needs with the most efficient service. All products are supported by industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLA's). These are further enhanced with proactive management and monitoring of the sub-sea cable system. Information about Sea Fibre Networks can be found at www.seafibre.com.

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