Data Networking

Data is a precious business asset; it needs to be easily accessible and protected so you can work with agility and speed. Colt enables you to do just that using our non-Internet based, high performance private networking solutions whether you work in one city, one country or across Europe and beyond.

Guaranteed bandwidth ensures that all your sites can work together and exchange information effectively. And our industry leading SLAs mean you can work with confidence 24/7.

Efficient communication across all your offices and the ability to easily exchange information with suppliers and partners are vital to success in a fast moving marketplace. To do all that you need a single, highly reliable network that supports all of your applications including voice. Add stringent security and service level agreements to the mix and you're ready to work with confidence.
 
Whether you're thinking about consolidating your servers, or want a distributed approach, Colt can help. If you have network specialists in your IT department or wish to completely outsource your WAN network, we can offer a wide range of solutions to make the most of your applications and communications.

At Colt we believe that your business applications deserve a real business-grade network; one that delivers a user experience that brings all your people together as if they were working at one site.

That's why our solutions don't rely on the public Internet, and deliver the best quality and highest standards available anywhere. At Colt we're proud of our long tradition of excellence and our reputation for customer service. So, when you choose Colt you know you're getting the best.

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  • LANLink

    The Colt LANLink portfolio of services enables customers to interconnect their Ethernet local area network (LAN) so that they can operate various company sites as a single office, reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Ethernet is the de facto industry standard protocol within the LAN, and Colt LANLink enables customers to extend Ethernet into metropolitan and wide area networks (MANs and WANs).

     

  • Ethernet Private Network (E-PN)

    Colt has been pioneering the use of Ethernet technology for the WAN over the last decade and a half. Ethernet Private Network enable you avoid technological conflicts and expensive downtime whilst you benefit from a fast, scalable and robust network.

     

  • IP VPN

    VPN connectivity allows the flexible integration of all your agents across multiple sites. They enjoy full access to your business applications. Colt IPVPN gives you a standards-based MPLS service that includes options such as 5 levels of Class of Service, and the ability to open up remote and mobile access for all your employees in a secure and reliable way.

     

  • Link

    Colt Link offers you a cost-effective, high quality solution to your connectivity needs that ticks all the boxes. It’s a highly scalable and resilient point-to-point and point-to-multi-point leased line solution that delivers high speed connectivity.

     

  • Wavelength

    Colt Wavelength Services give you the power of an established and highly respected backbone, the flexibility to run your own protocols and set your own protection levels, and do it all cost-effectively by using leased capacity that demands no capital investment.Wavelength

     

  • High Speed Services

    Colt High Speed Service (HSS) provides flexible, private networking to meet the most demanding customer needs and is available as a point-to-point or ring-based service delivered over a multi-service Wave Division Multiplex (WDM) platform.  HSS can support metropolitan connectivity with SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy), Ethernet, storage-compliant and video interfaces from 100Mbps to 10Gbps. HSS provides a cost-effective, reliable managed service over various topologies for increasing volumes of data that must be stored, backed up or moved from one site to another. 

     

  • CPE Solutions

    Colt CPE Solutions provides customers with networking solutions based on routers and Ethernet switches in conjunction with Colt’s connectivity products.

     

  • Settlements & Payments Services

    Colt is one of only four Settlements & Payments Services approved network providers and offers access to the Settlements & Payments Services backbone at more European locations than any other provider.
    Colt Settlements & Payments Services offers a comprehensive set of Settlements & Payments Services connection packs with different levels of resilience. Each of them provides connectivity for member banks via Colt’s high quality IP VPN network to Settlements & Payments Services’s backbone access points.

     

  • SAN Link

    Colt SANLink Metro provides cost-effective point-to-point storage connectivity in 34 cities across Europe.  SANLink is based on a simple concept, with dedicated optical fibres and electronics that provide reliable, secure connectivity between storage networks at a variety of speeds and interfaces.

     

  • Video Transport Services

    With Video Transport Services, point-to-point live broadcast, text, video and image transmission is achievable quickly and cost effectively. Video Transport Services enable customers to transmit audio and video, live broadcast and studio applications. Every service is carried via dedicated fibres on our optical fibre network, ensuring the highest levels of service, quality, security and reliability.

     

  • Workforce Mobility

    It’s already a cliché: without the Internet none of us would be able to do business. The point is not should you use it, or even how, but can you guarantee your people access wherever they are – effortlessly?

     

  • Bandwidth

    You need fast and reliable connections to do business in and between any of the major European cities; Colt Link is the leased line service that does just that.

     

You may already have heard the term Next Generation Network (NGN) on more than one occasion. It's used to describe the network technology that will be delivered over the next 10-15 years. The concept is that a range of services including voice, video and media will all be delivered with maximum efficiency and reliability over a single network.
What this means for business is:

  • Equipment is reducing in size and becoming increasingly converged
  • Systems are becoming faster, more secure and resilient
  • Quality of service (QoS) has also created some dramatic changes by enabling different application and data packets to be prioritised
  • And because NGNs increasingly rely on software, new applications and services can be deployed quickly

Colt MSP together with our Long distance Network are key components of out Next Generation Network Programme. Essentially they deliver on all of these points and more, enabling you to have access to a number of services over a single high capacity connection.

Colt's Next Generation Long Distance Network:

For national and international services, Colt MSP runs over our Long Distance Network. And to bring further benefits to customers, Colt has just completed a multi-million euro investment in developing our state-of-the art Next Generation Long Distance Network. Simply, this offers:

  • Improved performance
  • A massive increase in capacity
  • And greater resilience
  • It also makes for fast, point and click provisioning and easier management.

This network is available right now. This means the benefits of Colt MSP are available not just in the Metro, but nationally and internationally too. It means you can get all the benefits of Colt MSP between 18 countries and 41 cities.

To put our Long Distance Network's capability into context, it can transport the entire contents of the British Library across Europe every 6 seconds.

Find out how it works

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