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William Hamber Named General Manager of Edge-Core and SMC Networks’ Europe and Africa Operations

Former Northern Europe GM adds Southern and Eastern Europe Plus Africa to Portfolio 

Barcelona, Spain – 24 January 2012. Edge-Core Networks Corporation (, a professional networking solution provider offering a complete range of enterprise-level and service provider/carrier Ethernet networking equipment and services to partners around the world, today announced that William Hamber, the current General Manager for Northern Europe will now also be responsible for Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, and Africa, effective immediately.

Based in Paris, Mr. Hamber has more than 16 years’ international experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Edge-Core/SMC Networks in the middle of 2011, he served as a Channel Sales Director for Hewlett-Packard’s Networking Division for three years, where he was responsible for sales through distribution and reseller partners in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

“This move will enable Edge-Core to address the business opportunities faster and the market in a more consistent fashion,“ commented Mr. Hamber. “Our customers and partners will be the first to benefit from the introduction and implementation of the new Edge-Core Partner Program across the region. By joining the Partner Program resellers and customers will have access to the extensive array of advanced enterprise-level and service provider/carrier Ethernet networking products as well as a program that offers significant margin opportunity, partner rebates, and an attractive demo offer.”

 “Across the regions we will now relaunch the SMC  product range for the SMB/SOHO market whilst the focus on enterprise with the Edge-Core portfolio is aggressively expanding into a number of promising product areas, including data center and 10/40GB switching, carrier Ethernet, and broadband,” explained Mr. Hamber. “Besides innovative products being developed for and introduced in these sectors, the company is currently exploring LTE and other fourth generation mobile technologies that provide better service and higher levels of broadband connectivity, including IPTV services at lower cost per megabit with significant cost and spectrum improvements for carriers.”