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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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Oracle OpenWorld Europe

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

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

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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 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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How to connect the Internet of Things

All over the world, cities are growing at unprecedented scale and this brings a new set of challenges; from space management to mobility, resources, public…

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Building a network to support the Internet of Things

Insight Hub Building a network to support the Internet of Things How billions of connected devices will change the shape of networks Connected devices will…

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Colt at Microsoft Future Decoded – the future of workplace communication

Recently, Colt attended the Microsoft Future Decoded event in London. Tim Cook, Director – Sales Specialist Voice reflects on the event and the role of Unified Communications in today’s workplace.

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The SAP migration connectivity checklist

For SAP customers there’s an upcoming deadline that could accelerate their decision to migrate their on-premise ERP systems to the cloud.

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Colt ISO certification

Colt awarded ISO 20000-1 Certification for service management

Colt has re-affirmed its claim to be a best-in-class service provider by gaining compliance to the new ISO 20000-1:2018 certification for service management. ISO 20000…

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Welkin & Meraki

Walk through the door of any Welkin & Meraki serviced office building and it feels like you’ve stepped inside a five-star hotel. A welcoming, beautifully…

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uCPE: The evolution of the intelligent network and the future of SD WAN

Why does the modern network need an evolution to universal CPE? What benefits does shifting to Virtual Network Functions represent? And how do combining technologies with uCPE lead to a software defined edge?

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What is? Universal CPE

uCPE (or Universal Customer Premise equipment), is a general purpose platform that integrates compute, storage and networking on a commodity, off-the-shelf server, allowing it to provide network services (such as SD WAN, firewall etc.) as virtual functions to any site on a network. uCPE is the equivalent of a “Cloud for network services”, but at the customer premise.

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Colt’s enhanced uCPE proposition brings enterprises closer to the edge

Colt Technology Services has announced its enhanced universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) solution, which brings the benefits of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) to enterprises.

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Come and meet Colt at Capacity Europe 2019

October 28-31, London
As the largest carrier event in Europe, Capacity Europe is the unmissable annual meeting for carriers, data centres, IXPs, ISPs, cloud & content providers and infrastructure vendors.

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Connectivity matters for SAP customers moving to the cloud

As the market leader, SAP is moving customers towards the cloud and, by 2025 all SAP on-premise databases will need be migrated towards cloud-based solutions.

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Smart tools, same old thinking: why customer experience needs a new approach

In the domain of customer experience, digital reigns supreme.  There is not minute that goes by without another start up slipping into my inbox with…

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5 Pitfalls of cloud deployment – and how to avoid them

View on demand: 5 Pitfalls of cloud deployment – and how to avoid them With more than 75% of enterprises running at least one application…

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Congratulations to all the top women in telco and tech

Last week I was privileged enough to attend the first-ever Global Women in Telco and Tech Awards, which was hosted by Capacity Media. The event…

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From Munich to Vienna – Congratulations to all who made the Bike Ride a success

CEO Carl Grivner reflects on the success of Colt’s eighth Annual Charity Bike Ride.

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Colt appoints Chief Marketing Officer

Yasutaka Mizutani has been named as the organisations new CMO, bringing his wealth of experience at Colt to the position.

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Colt launches new online hub for Asia

Colt Technology Services has today announced that Colt Online, Colt’s user-friendly online tool for Colt customers and partners, is now available for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

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Colt maintains second spot in Vertical Systems’ mid-2019 Global Ethernet Leaderboard

Colt has consolidated its position on the Vertical Systems Global Ethernet Leaderboard, holding second spot thanks to continued network expansion and customer growth in Europe, Asia…

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Colt’s Charity Bike Ride to travel from Munich to Vienna

This year’s ride will see more than 130 Colt employees cycling 540 kilometres over four days, across Germany and Austria, to help vulnerable children. Berlin,…

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Suchitra Rajendra to join Colt India as Country Head and HR VP

An experienced HR professional, Suchitra Rajendra will be responsible for not only the region’s HR but also championing Colt India’s operations and aligning them to…

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Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., founded in 1910, implements Colt IP Access and Colt IP Guardian to create a secure and stable Internet environment.

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How secure is your network?

With the average cost of a data breach reaching $3.92 million, and DDoS attacks increasing by 967% this year alone, there’s never been a more important time to secure your network.

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Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2019

November 3-7, Barcelona

A truly digital society cannot happen unless backed by the right connectivity, and the Colt IQ Network connects over 27,500 buildings and more than 900 data centres around the world.

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What is the Cloud? Your Guide to Cloud Computing

What is the importance of cloud computing? What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is simply the delivery of on-demand services, from using computer applications to…

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Microsoft Future Decoded 2019

1st-2nd October, 2019

Please join Colt at stand 35 to come and learn more about our valuable partnership with Microsoft, and how together we can enable customers with their intelligent communications and digital transformation goals.

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To deliver the best customer experience, we all need to become call centre agents

Customer experience is fast becoming a differentiator for many businesses, at Colt for example our vision is to be the most customer oriented business in…

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Colt to expand enterprise offering via direct, on-demand connectivity to Google Cloud Platform globally

Colt Technology Services today announced that it will enable enterprises direct, on-demand connections to Google Cloud globally.

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Hitachi Systems, Ltd.

Hitachi Systems, an IT service provider that builds enterprise systems of all sizes for broad industries, selects Colt Ethernet Line.

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Colt expands IQ Network to Kyoto and Kobe

Colt Technology Services has today announced that it will further extend its presence in Japan by expanding the Colt IQ Network to Kyoto and Kobe.

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Oracle OpenWorld

16-19 September 2019


Meet Colt at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco to discover how cloud computing connectivity will power digital transformations of the future

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Colt and Night Zookeeper hit three million words

Over the past year, we have been working with Night Zookeeper and are delighted at the progress we have made during this time. Night Zookeeper…

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Colt goes above and beyond in customer experience to hit latest NPS score

This quarter we reported an NPS of 52 – which equals the highest NPS we have achieved as a business. Based on Satmetrix ‘Telecommunications 2018 B2B Benchmark’ this puts us firmly in industry leading territory.

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uCPE: Revolutionising the Network Edge with Colt

Watch the webinar on SD WAN uCPE: Revolutionising the Network Edge with Colt Now Available On Demand Join us for the 3rd instalment in our…

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SD WAN: What’s the reality and how can it work for me?

Watch the Colt webinar on SD WAN: What’s the reality and how can it work for me? Now Available On Demand SD WAN is one…

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The future workplace: Intelligent Communications

The Future Workplace: Your migration to Intelligent Communications with Colt How valuable is your time? If you could get back an hour in your diary…

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SD WAN: After the hype, how to implement it in your business

SD WAN: After the hype, how to implement it in your business Date: Wednesday 15th May Time: 3:30pm BST Having started our SD WAN approach in 2015,…

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Meeting network demands in the age of OTT

Over-the-top (OTT) has officially gone mainstream. With the global market value of OTT expected to rise to €128 billion by 2022, businesses need to keep up with unprecedented levels of bandwidth demand.

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Colt lights up London

The Illuminated River Project is an ambitious, public art commission which involves lighting up 15 bridges on the River Thames.

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Machine learning: Ensuring the customer is always right

Machine learning is defined as the application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being…

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Colt Armed Forces Career Transition Programme

28th August 2019

We are proud to launch Colt’s Armed Forces Career Transition (ACT) Programme with an interactive, engaging event. Service leavers from across the UK will be coming together to gain an insight into a career in technology and what it can offer, in a fun, informal environment.

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The heat is on at ITW 2019

Last month I joined over 7,000 people from close to 2,000 companies, get together in Atlanta, Georgia (which I personally dubbed ‘Hot-lanta’ due to the…

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A successful sales team should be diverse

On the 27 June, I attended the Women in Sales Summit 2019 event at the ExCel in London where I was part of a panel…

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Warsaw Stock Exchange becomes a Colt PrizmNet provider

The partnership signals Colt’s increased and growing coverage in Central and Eastern Europe  London, UK, 02 July 2019 – Colt Technology Services has today announced…

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Watch the Colt webinar on SD WAN: What’s the reality and how can it work for me?

Watch the Colt webinar on SD WAN: What’s the reality and how can it work for me? Now Available On Demand   SD WAN is…

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Five things about the connected world beneath your feet

When did you last think about what happens under a manhole cover? Under these, Colt connects businesses so they can access cloud services, send emails,…

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Why a frictionless inter-carrier ecosystem is the future of our industry

The industry is getting ever closer to frictionless networking and Colt, along with collaborators – AT&T, the GLF and MEF – is leading the charge.

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AT&T and Colt are first to implement MEF’s LSO Sonata APIs to automate network ordering

The companies have been working together to implement MEF’s groundbreaking APIs, allowing for seamless ordering of Ethernet connections London and Dallas, June 24, 2019 —…

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Colt and SIA awarded financial market connectivity by European Central Bank

This week it was announced that Colt, in partnership with SIA, has been awarded the ability to provide connectivity to the ESMIG interface (Eurosystem Single…

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Colt named “Cloud Change Agent of the Year” at Ingram Micro’s Cloud Summit

Last week, Colt was named the “Cloud Change Agent of the Year” winner at Ingram Micro’s 2019 UK Cloud Summit in London. Colt was recognised…

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Colt sponsors and joins the Sibiu International Marathon in Romania

The Sibiu International Marathon is the largest charity running event in Romania and all about being part of the community and supporting local causes. This…

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Insurance provider supports European business

For this major international provider of insurance services, reliable, high-quality connectivity is critical — and increasingly so as it pursues a strategy of migration to…

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The 5G revolution begins

It’s been a whirlwind few months since I joined Colt, particularly in the last month with speaking assignments at three big events on the future…

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MISAWA HOMES CO., LTD.

Colt has offered a fully redundant configuration combining services with different backbone lines, enabling us to have stable cloud connectivity…

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Leading provider of financial markets data

A client distribution network with a tailored service wrap delivers business outcomes

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International Telecoms Week 2019 – Roundtable

25th June 2019

Join Colt and partners as they discuss the trends driving intelligence towards the edge of the network, how to navigate the future network of content, and if 5G is going to shake up the network as we know it today.

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Humans of Colt

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of networking at events, including one hosted by Network 25, our women’s network at Colt, and one of the…

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Laying the foundations for 5G and the IoT

The fascinating paradigm we’re currently facing is that, as the world disconnects from cables and moves wireless and the wireless access point moves closer to…

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Colt to connect to Oracle FastConnect in Japan; as Oracle furthers its footprint in Asia

Colt Technology Services continues to drive secure, reliable, low latency and high bandwidth connectivity to the Oracle Cloud as it furthers its presence in Japan.

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International Telecoms Week 2019

23-26th June 2019

ITW (International Telecoms Week) is the annual meeting for the global wholesale telecoms industry, providing a platform for 6,939 delegates from 2,081 companies and more than 135 countries to meet together and network.

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International Telecoms Week 2019 – Reception

24th June, 2019

Please join Colt and Ciena for an Evening Reception with drinks & canapes on Monday 24th June at TheWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktail Bar to kick off another International Telecoms Week.

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DefinedCrowd

The start-up DefinedCrowd has a platform that allows data scientists to collect, structure and enrich high-quality data to train artificial intelligence algorithms. The quality of…

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Colt expands On Demand SDN to more regions globally; adding high bandwidth solution options

Colt Technology Services has today announced a significant expansion to its SDN enabled On Demand portfolio, with the introduction of new high bandwidth solutions options available for enterprise and service provider customers.

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7 key things you need to know about On Demand and SDN

Business IP traffic is growing at a CAGR of 23%, with Cisco predicting it will total over 63 Exabytes (EB) permonth by 2022 as more applications move to the cloud and new online services compete for attention.

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