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Colt enables any-to-any global connectivity by expanding Ethernet VPN service

Colt announced that its award-winning Ethernet VPN service is now offering any-to-any connectivity globally.

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Why the death of George Floyd is something we all need to care about

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I, like many others, have watched the news coming out of…

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Colt expands relationship with Oracle adding hosted and on-demand access to Oracle Cloud in Tokyo and Osaka

Colt announced the availability of hosted on-demand access to Oracle Cloud Infrastracture in Tokyo through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect.

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Gartner Symposium 2020

08-12th November, 2020

Preparing for tomorrow’s connected world. Join is at Gartner Symposium in November to join the vision of CIO network requirements for the next decade, wider trends, and the steps to take now to prepare.

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Capacity Europe 2020

19-22 October, 2020
Colt is proud to be the Diamond sponsor of Capacity Europe 2020, the unmissable annual meeting for carriers, data centres, IXPs, ISPs, cloud & content providers and infrastructure vendors.

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International Telecoms Week 2020

15-17 June, 2020

Colt is proud to be a Lead sponsor for the ITW2020 virtual event, taking place from 15-18 June. ITW (International Telecoms Week) is the annual meeting for the global wholesale telecoms community.

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CEE and EMEA – Routes to recovery

What is to be expected from the financial markets after this period of great uncertainty? You will hear from experts from WSE, Colt, S&P and Goldman Sach

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Cyber and network security – adapting to the new normal webinar

In collaboration with Ciena we explore best practice examples on how to protect your network and how to apply next-gen architecture and security practises to enable increased working from home.

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SD WAN: Delivering value and cutting through the hype

SD WAN is one of the fastest growing segments of the network infrastructure market, with many enterprises already deploying SD WAN solutions to help

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Making Customer Experience Net Easy

Making our customers’ lives easy in this complex world is customer experience gold. This was echoed loud and clear through the customer intelligence work we…

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Colt Technology Services names new Chief Executive Officer

After five years at the helm of the organisation, Carl Grivner is stepping down as the CEO of Colt, with Colt’s current Chief Commercial Officer…

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Colt offers its IP Access service for customers using Microsoft SaaS services

Colt complements Microsoft’s Azure Peering Service with end-to-end traffic prioritisation for Microsoft SaaS services, ensuring a seamless end-to-end customer experience.

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How giving small gifts can lead to long-term feelings of kindness

As I sat down to write this blog, the buzzer in my flat went to announce the arrival of a delivery – something that’s not…

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Wifirst

Wifirst underpins managed WiFi services with high-bandwidth fibre connectivity from Colt The French founder of Wifirst, Marc Taieb, established the company in 2002 to address…

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New Economy – Life After Covid19

Join our cobranded webinar with SGX and FTSE Russell to hear how life after Covid 19 will impact businesses.

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Why SD WAN makes sense for your multi-cloud infrastructure

In a world of digital transformation drivers like IoT, AI, and big data, networks must be more intelligent and agile then ever – able to…

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Colt’s Francesca Serravalle selected for UK 5G Security Sub-Group

Francesca will join other specialists in 5G, security, research and regulation in Government initiative to ensure the security of the UK’s 5G networks.

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Colt delivers best-in-market latencies on critical European PrizmNet routes and next-generation Arista 7130 ultra-low-latency switches

To ensure best-in-market low and ultra-low latencies for the Capital Markets, Colt has made further latency reductions on critical PrizmNet routes in Europe.

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Is the cloud meeting expectations?

As more businesses move workloads to the cloud we wanted to find out if migrations so far have met expectations and what the challenges have been.

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What is unified communications?

Unified Communications (UC) or Intelligent Communications (IC) are terms used to describe enterprise communication tools linked to collaboration and productivity.

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The Network of tomorrow: Life at the edge

Edge computing is a market on the move – with Forrester predicting the edge cloud service market will grow by at least 50% this year.  …

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Tectonic shift to the cloud well underway; despite Covid-19 delaying current projects

2020 is set to be a momentous decade for cloud networking, as enterprises are committed to embedding cloud-first strategies in their organisations – new research commissioned by Colt has uncovered.

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Colt’s Fundraising Appeal for Doctors Without Borders

Colt’s global community is coming together to support Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, who currently running a Coronavirus Crisis Appeal.

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3 things to consider when selecting your global voice solution

Clear and reliable communication has never been more important, with voice products relied upon by global workforces to communicate with customers and employees. Customers need…

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Working from home; how Annette Geuther has adapted to the virtual world of working

We’ve all had to make significant changes and many of us have had to adapt to the new ‘normal’. Annette Geuther, VP New Business Development, shares her tips for this new routine.

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Colt launches VoIP optimisation and support for IPv6 via its SD WAN platform

To support the accelerated digital transformation currently affecting enterprises, Colt has launched new features on its award-winning SD WAN platform.

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The growing role of SD WAN in business continuity and disaster recovery

James Halberstadt, a sales specialist in SD WAN at Colt, discusses how the technology is being used to quickly implement changes and deploy new services.

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Overcoming cybersecurity risks during the COVID-19 outbreak

With many organisations transitioning staff to remote working, it’s easy to focus solely on upscaling network capacity rather than the significant cybersecurity risks. Here, two…

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Your guide to inbound numbers

Inbound Voice is a cloud-based telephony service for both geographic and non-geographic numbers that provides online access to a full range of call routing

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Colt expands Oracle relationship supporting FastConnect capabilities in Germany

To facilitate the on-going cloud migrations of enterprises globally, Colt continues to provide high bandwidth, on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud.

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Denphone K.K.

Denphone is an Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP), that offer solutions tailored to users’ needs, mainly using its own IP-PBX and Polycom products.

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Colt hits record NPS score

At the end of 2019 we set a record for our Net Promotor Score (NPS), hitting 64 points in Europe and 26 in Asia. In…

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How our network is reacting to the increase in demand and shift in traffic patterns

In the last few months we’ve seen a significant increase in traffic across our network – between 30-40% extra in data traffic and 50-60% spikes…

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Colt launches PrizmNet Cloud Access; bringing the power of the cloud to the Capital Markets

To meet the ever-growing demand for multi-cloud services, Colt is launching Dedicated Cloud Access on Colt PrizmNet.

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Stress awareness month: it’s never been more timely to connect and become more inclusive

Every April in the UK is Stress Awareness Month, and with all that’s going on across the world today, this year’s initiative couldn’t be more timely.

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Working from home: How the Colt team is adapting

Like most companies facing the Covid-19 pandemic, many of our employees have had to make a shift from working in the office to working at home.

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Colt shares gender pay gap report for 2019

“Colt transforms the way the world works through the power of connectivity – this focus on transformation is at the heart of Colt. We know…

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The significant growth of global voice traffic today – and how we’re supporting it

Tim Cook, Director, Modern Workplace and Voice Specialists, discusses the impact of Coronavirus on global voice traffic today.

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Colt provides full hosting capability to three Taiwan exchanges in response to the growing demand for TWSE implementing continuous trading.

Colt Technology Services, a leading provider of agile, high-bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced that it now provides full hosting capability to three Taiwan exchanges in response to the growing demand from Taiwan exchanges after the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) announced the implementation of continuous trading from 23 March 2020.

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What we’re doing to support our people during the Coronavirus pandemic

There is not one of our locations or colleagues that are not being affected by Coronavirus and the measures its outbreak is forcing us all to take. Melanie Halsey shares what Colt is doing to support its employees.

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The future network and adapting to our new normal

We have always believed in the importance of connectivity but could never have predicted the situation we find ourselves in today.

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Colt appoints Masato Hoshino as new Head of Asia and Representative Director & President of Japan

Colt Technology Services has today announced the appointment of Masato Hoshino as its Head of Asia and Representative Director & President of Japan.

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COVID-19: A letter from the CEO

These are unprecedented and uncertain times. As COVID-19 spreads around the world we are working around the clock to ensure the continued safety and wellbeing…

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Colt holds second position on Global Ethernet provider leaderboard

Colt has maintained its position in the year-end 2019 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard, continuing to stay ahead of CenturyLink, Orange, BT Global Services, and Verizon.

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How to cope with the growing requirement to enable working from home

Enabling flexible working brings benefits to employees and employers. As an employer, you can expect your productivity and collaboration to improve, with employees no longer limited by…

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IWD – Why allyship is crucial for creating an equal world

Louisa Gregory, Colt’s Chief of Staff and VP Inclusion & Diversity, reflects on what International Women’s Day and #EachforEqual means for her and the importance of allyship in building an equal world

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Each for Equal always – Colt’s leaders share what International Women’s Day means to them

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #EachforEqual. To mark the day, we asked some of the female leaders at Colt, as well as Carl Grivner – Colt’s CEO, for their thoughts on International Women’s Day, on equality more broadly and what the concept means to them.

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Ashish Surti appointed as Vice Chair of i-4, the world’s longest running global information security forum

Ashish will help i-4 to continue to push the boundaries on thought leadership, collaboration and innovation regarding information security issues.

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Colt positioned as a Visionary in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global”

Gartner has recognised Colt as a Visionary in the latest Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global, due to its Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

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Why a visionary approach to the future matters

When people think about what it means to be visionary, it conjures up the image of someone taking on the tough challenges, facing up to…

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Connectivity in focus at Oracle Open World London

Earlier this month, Colt attended and participated as a Platinum Sponsor at Oracle Open World Europe (OOW) in London. This annual event is one of…

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Security remains a top priority for IT decision makers

New research has found that security remains at the top of IT priority lists in 2020, followed by adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning…

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From the cloud to the red carpet; Colt extends relationship with the Berlinale

Colt Technology Services has today announced that the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) is using its Dedicated Cloud Access (DCA) offering for the first time in 2020.

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Berlinale

A smooth transition to digital content for one of the world’s largest public film festivals Berlinale

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3 steps to manage the challenge of inbound voice pricing

The uncertainty around inbound voice traffic won’t ever go away, but these steps will help keep inbound call costs well under control.

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Colt Technology Services announces expanded cloud offerings with Oracle FastConnect

To facilitate the on-going cloud migrations of enterprises globally, Colt now provides high bandwidth, on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud.

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How PTC and a Hawaiian legend have set the tone for 2020

Keri Gilder, Chief Commercial Officer for Colt Technology Services, reflects on Colt’s week at PTC and how a Hawaiian legend can inspire her team.

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Colt bolsters Voice offering, growing country footprint and product capabilities

Colt is continuing to expand its Voice proposition, allowing growing enterprises to seamlessly extend their organisation across borders, all while benefiting from a consistent, high-quality customer experience.

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Why all businesses need to think about social responsibility

Louisa Gregory, Chief of Staff and VP, Inclusion and Diversity, talks about the devastating Australian Bushfires, and the social responsibility that every business and every individual has to ensuring a viable future for the next generation and the one after that.

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Colt substantially reduced latency between Tokyo and Hong Kong stock exchange

Colt has succeeded in reducing latency between Tokyo and Hong Kong stock exchanges substantially, realising the fastest connectivity between these two regions.

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Colt smashes NPS target with an industry-leading score

Colt ended 2019 on a high with industry leading Net Promoter Scores (NPS) of 64 points in Europe – a record for the business – and 26 in Asia.

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Colt appoints Vice President of New Business Development

Joining from ADVA, Annette Geuther has a wealth of experience across the industry as well as a solid understanding of technologies such as 5G, Edge Computing, SDN and NFV.

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Colt targets SAP migration with expanded DCA capabilities at Interxion Amsterdam

The expansion of Colt’s Azure ExpressRoute footprint will benefit both SAP customers migrating their on-premises environments to the cloud and customers who require higher resiliency into Azure.

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Colt further expands its IQ Network in London

Colt is continuing to invest in its Colt IQ Network, further densifying its offering in London and nearing completion of the fibre build-outs in Eastern Europe, Dublin and Berlin.

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Network of tomorrow

The world of connectivity has transformed in the last 10 years. Now we stand at the beginning of a new decade. Network operators and the enterprise customers that rely on their services are turning their thoughts…

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Oracle OpenWorld Europe

12- 13 February 2020

Oracle Open World Europe is part of Oracle’s global series of Oracle Open World events with an expected 7000 attendees.

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Looking back in order to look forward; what does this new decade hold for the wireless industry?

As 2020 and a new decade begin, Mark Gilmour, Head of Mobile Connectivity Solutions, reflects on what the last ten years has meant for mobile connectivity and looks forward to what’s next.

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Women in TMT 2019: how our industry has woken up to the importance of I&D

The Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) industry has realised the importance of Inclusion and Diversity in organisations.

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Colt and The Girls’ Network: inspiring girls in our local community

Last week, Colt joined The Girls’ Network at their end-of-year event to celebrate a year of partnership and to inspire girls to consider a career in tech.

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Christmas isn’t always easy but connecting with others can help

It’s pegged as the most magical time of the year, but for many, Christmas time can be tough. Louisa Gregory discusses loneliness at Christmas and shares the importance of connecting with people around you.

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The end of a decade: 2019 was an excellent year and we’re excited for what’s to come

This year has been a busy and exciting one for Colt. We can’t quite believe 2019 is already ending, and we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on what the last twelve months have seen Colt achieve.

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Colt launches inclusive family leave policy globally

Melanie Halsey, EVP HR at Colt introduces the organisation’s new inclusive family leave policy for all its employees across the world.

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Colt connects to Alibaba Cloud in Asia, supporting businesses in their cloud based digital transformation strategies

Colt connects to Alibaba Cloud in Asia to support businesses in their cloud based digital transformation strategies

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Disability and what I learned from my Nan

Today is International Day of People with Disabilities and I want to share a story about my maternal grandmother. My siblings and I called her…

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‘There’s no silver bullet when it comes to diversity’

It’s complicated – the idea that groups established to champion diversity can instead be the opposite. Women’s groups, in particular, have long been accused of…

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Colt continues its winning streak at the 2019 MEF Awards

Last week Colt won five awards at the 2019 MEF Awards evening, picking up the prizes for; Europe – Network & Service Innovation, Europe – Retail Service Provider of the Year, Europe – Wholesale Service Provider of the Year, LSO Leadership in partnership with AT&T and Enterprise Application – Advertising.

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Colt picks the most terrifying tales from Night Zookeeper’s latest competition

Throughout October, students at Colt-partnered schools were invited to take part in a Halloween themed story competition run by Night Zookeeper. The theme of the…

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Celebrations of Togetherness

The months of October and November see many nations celebrating major holidays and festivals. Louisa Gregory reflects on the season of togetherness.

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Simplifying the journey to multicloud with interconnection

As enterprises seek to respond to the challenges and the opportunities presented by the digital economy, the move to multicloud architectures is gathering pace.

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Colt Charity Bike Ride smashes target – raising over €340,000

Despite the 2019 Colt Charity Bike Ride coming to a close in September, participants have still been working hard to raise as much money as possible for the children’s charities the ride supports.

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Movember: What’s the meaning behind the moustache?

November means many things. The temperature drops, the days get shorter, and many men start sporting moustaches – where they previously had bald upper lips.

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The cloud migration connectivity checklist

The increasing trend of businesses moving workloads to the cloud is nothing new –but planning the migration is complex and connectivity should be a key consideration if the migration is to be successful.

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Colt IP Access enhances Enterprise SaaS Quality of Experience with Microsoft Azure Peering Service

The launch of Microsoft Azure Peering Service as part of Colt IP Access addresses many of the typical challenges experienced by users connecting to the cloud over public Internet.

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Leading by Example – Colt celebrates International Men’s Day

Celebrated each November, the aim of International Men’s Day is to celebrate positive male role models and the positive impact that they have on their…

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Colt launches IP Access On Demand

To power the on-going digital evolution of global enterprises, Colt will now enable them to provision high bandwidth, premium Internet on-demand.

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Colt appoints Chief Financial Officer

Gary Carr has been named Colt’s CFO, bringing 23 years’ leadership experience across the telecommunications, IT and financial services sectors.

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We all have a role to play in creating the inclusive workplace of the future

Last week I had the great privilege to participate in a few different sessions as part of the Capacity Europe event held in London –…

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Colt wins at Global Carrier Awards

At last week’s 15th Annual Global Carrier Awards, Colt collected trophies in two categories; Best SDN/NFV Deployment and Best Cloud Innovation.

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The customer experience gap and how service providers fair

What do businesses want from service providers? It’s a question we’re continually trying to answer because we aim to not simply meet, but exceed our…

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A new approach to cloud connectivity – enhancing SaaS Quality of Experience with Peering

The growth of cloud connectivity via public internet has shown no sign of abating, driven by continued growth in adoption of SaaS and SD WAN deployment on enterprise networks.

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Google Cloud Next

November 20-21, 2019

Google Next is where we can all come together in the same space to share big ideas and actively make the cloud stronger.

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Colt furthers collaboration with Microsoft, enabling enterprises end-to-end cloud migrations

To continue to support organisations’ on-going cloud migrations, Colt is deepening its collaboration with Microsoft becoming a partner of its Microsoft Azure Peering Service and Azure Networking Managed Service Provider programmes.

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Connecting the digital society

This whitepaper considers the importance of connectivity in driving the development of the digital society and transforming the workplace.

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Connecting the digital society at Gartner Symposium

Next week Colt will be in Barcelona for the annual Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo and once again it promises to be a great event. The theme…

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Colt Supports the Cloud Pathfinder for Google Cloud App

Last week, Google announced the launch of the Cloud Pathfinder for Google Cloud app that enables enterprises to find the best connectivity route to Google Cloud from any on net building or data centre worldwide.

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Colt future-proofs its award-winning Colt IQ Network with extensive upgrade

Colt is further investing in its Colt IQ Network, ensuring it remains ready to power organisations’ digital transformations – both today and in the future.

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Colt wins at the Network Transformation Awards

Last week, Colt walked away from the Network Transformation Awards Gala Dinner with both awards it was nominated for; Operator Award – SD WAN Service…

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Network 25 presents: Do women’s networks have a diversity problem?

21st November, London

Are women’s networks too insular? How can we make them more inclusive? Should men be encouraged to join? Should women only networks be replaced by diversity networks? It’s time for a lively debate!

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UKISUG Connect 2019

1-3 December, Birmingham

UKISUG Connect is three days of education and knowledge rich content for you to take in and share with your colleagues and revolutionise how your organisation runs SAP.

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Empowerment and the power of influence in leadership

Louisa Gregory, Chief of Staff, discusses empowerment and influence in leadership. Really how powerful is ultimate decision making versus influence?

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