Digital transformation is driving change across industries - particularly in the diverse new ways to manage information and data. Doing it well is a major challenge for many organisations and to help our customers leverage this change, Colt has built a very strong partner ecosystem.

Colt has a focused strategy for high bandwidth services – so we have a natural partnering opportunity with Data Centre and Cloud providers. Data Centre providers benefit from the best connectivity to complement their portfolio, and Cloud providers have the benefit of this connectivity combined with the leadership Colt brings to the table with our software defined networking (SDN) technology.

Ciena is extremely proud to be partnering with Colt in their delivery of true Ultra High Capacity Services. The Partnership between us is a perfect fit in our joint aspirations to provide the market with the best end-to-end connectivity services, and we enter into this with complete confidence that together we will achieve maximum success."
- Lorraine Twigg, Head of Partners EMEA, Ciena

We work with our partners to drive technology transformation for our customers. Working with partners such as Amazon Web Services, Avaya, Ciena, Cisco, Equinix, Getronics, Microsoft, Netcracker, and Versa Networks helps us to be disruptive in our capabilities and enables us to drive high bandwidth adoption for our customers so they can work faster and in more locations.

“We’re delighted to be working with Colt on this initiative. We are changing the cost model and delivery paradigm for digital services and applications…Colt is making a market-defining move to deliver the high bandwidth and customer experience that defines the network of the future.”

- Cedrik Neike, Senior Vice President, Global Service Provider, Cisco

Speed and flexibility is inherent to the digital transformation and on-demand capability is changing the rules. With Colt and our partnership ecosystem we are driving the change in how the telecommunications industry provides services to our customers from pay-as-you-go models to instant delivery of datacentre capability.

“The cloud is driving transformation through new business models, easy global expansion and reach, accelerated innovation and time to market, along with an enhanced customer experience. Collaborating with Colt to bring ExpressRoute to customers is a core part of these attributes and values.”

- Mikkel Riis, Senior product marketing manager, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp