LONDON, February 4 /PRNewswire/ --

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BIS Ltd., a provider of hosting and global connectivity solutions for businesses, today announced that it been awarded COLT's 'European Reseller of the Year' award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to doing business with COLT in 2007.

"We are delighted to receive this award," said David Pyemont, Chairman of BIS Ltd. "As a company focussed entirely on customer service and quality, we need to ensure that the network underpinning our solutions is extremely reliable. When we buy from COLT, we know it's a component we don't have to worry about; and that's why we've doubled our spend with COLT in the last year."

Raj Bosamia, Commercial Director of BIS Ltd said "Our close, interactive relationship with COLT has allowed us to implement complex solutions for our customers with confidence. Our Project Managers know that they can rely on COLT to deliver on time."

BIS Ltd's solutions are designed to be highly flexible, scalable and most importantly to ensure that customers can focus on their strategic business needs. "We are in the midst of a major change in the way that we manage our business processes," said Mark Clemence - IT Director, Cluttons LLP. "Our business partnership with BIS Ltd has allowed us to concentrate on strategy, innovation and development whilst BIS Ltd looks after all of our technical and support requirements."

Andy Horn, head of SME Division, UK at COLT, said: "We are delighted to recognise BIS as our European Reseller of the Year for 2007. BIS significantly boosted its business with us in 2007 and we have created a real partnership approach to delivering solutions for its business customers. Close collaboration such as this is absolutely key for COLT and we look forward to expanding our partnership further during 2008."

About BIS Ltd

BIS is a leader in providing high availability and managed integrated solutions, incorporating global network connectivity, managed co-location & hosting, online data backup, storage services and managed voice services. Founded in 1996, BIS has successfully implemented solutions to over 400 corporate customers across sectors as varied as Legal, Shipping, Insurance, Finance, Local Government and Media, including 47 of the world's largest insurance and underwriting companies.

Information about BIS Ltd and its services can be found at

About COLT

COLT is a leading European provider of business communications. COLT specialises in providing data, voice and managed services to major businesses, SMEs and wholesale customers. COLT owns and operates a 13-country, 20,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 32 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 14,000 buildings and 18 COLT data centres.

COLT Telecom Group S.A. is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT).

Information about COLT and its services can be found at

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For more information, please contact: Samantha Keating, BIS Ltd, Tel: +44(0)20-7861-9322