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The telecoms trends of 2024: Embracing agility, innovation, and security

By Roxana Dobrota, Country Manager of Colt Technology Services in Germany This blog was updated on 22 February 2024. The telecoms industry is constantly evolving,…

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Anticipating needs: Inter-company network makes recommendations on transgender and non-binary inclusion

By Colt’s Rachel Collins, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Nikolaos Koutrakis, VP Reward   This blog was updated on 22 February 2024: I’m…

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Robots and Virtual Receptionists: how Private 5G is delivering the hyperconnected coworking space of the future

Construction of the self-styled ‘beacon of change’ that is NEOM and The Line – the connected, smart and sustainable utopian ‘megacity’ – is accelerating in…

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Colt bolsters data security with ISO standard

Colt has added the ISO 27701 to its certification portfolio, strengthening our commitment to data protection and security. ISO 27701 acts as recognition of the…

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Colt expands Network as a Service to 10 new countries and launches new energy-saving virtual router

Popular Internet On Demand service now available in the US, Canada and Australia and extended across Europe; new energy-efficient virtual router launched in UK and…

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Accessibility is the best medicine

Hippocrates, regarded as the father of medicine, knew that effective medical care was based on comprehensive knowledge and sound training. Nowadays, digitalisation has greatly increased…

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What Are Leased Lines? A Buyer’s Guide

What are leased lines? A leased line is a dedicated connection that provides a private, fixed-bandwidth data link exclusively for your business’s use. Unlike shared…

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Customer Success Story – Byblos Bank Europe

Colt SD-WAN provides stable, resilient connectivity at BBE’s sites Back to all case studies Download this case study BBE wanted reliable, high-performance connectivity, integrated with…

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Colt sustains network services for Berlinale as official digital cinema partner of the festival

Colt has been a steadfast pillar of the Berlinale for a remarkable 16 years, offering an exhaustive range of services that form the backbone of…

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Colt secures its highest ever CDP sustainability rating for action against climate change

The CDP awards Colt its ‘A-’ rating in leadership category for sustainability Colt Technology Services, the digital infrastructure company, today revealed its A- rating from…

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Understanding SASE: A comprehensive overview for modern network security

Secure Access Service Edge, better known as SASE is a recently emerging term, coined originally by Gartner in 2019. SASE is the convergence of modern WAN services and network security services into a single cloud based service model.

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Customer Success Story – Altares

The Altares team benefits from outsourcing network management to Colt Back to all case studies Download this case study Altares wanted to eliminate the burden…

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MWC 2024

We are delighted to be attending the PTC again – a pinnacle moment for industry leaders and visionaries alike, set against the backdrop of the esteemed Pacific Telecommunications Council’s Annual Conference in Hawaii.

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What is IP transit?

What is IP Transit? IP Transit, or Internet Transit, is a networking service offered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that allows networks to connect to…

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CIMD chooses Colt to guide express migration of contingency centre

Faced with the challenge of migrating its contingency data centre in a short period of time, CIMD opted for Equinix’s colocation hosting solution, offered through…

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Colt’s multicast service allows global investors to access SGX Group’s Derivatives data fully in the cloud

Singapore, 31 January 2024 – Colt Technology Services, the digital infrastructure company, today announced the successful completion of a three-month Proof of Concept utilizing Singapore…

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Customer Success Story – European Private Bank

Colt & Zscaler partner to deliver a bank’s transition to Hybrid Cloud Colt’s Secure Web Gateway passes critical use cases Back to all case studies…

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The rise of political influence in the European telecommunications landscape

By Carlos Ruiz Gomez, Practice Lead Business Development, Colt Technology Services. This article has been published in the Spanish media Zona Movilidad Telecommunications infrastructure forms…

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The ultimate guide to SD-WAN

| 15 min read The Ultimate guide to SD-WAN Everything you need to know to get the most out of your SD-WAN solution. Networking SD-WAN…

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Capacity Middle East 2024

Capacity Middle East, one of the region’s leading conferences for digital infrastructure is fast approaching! With the Colt acquisition of Lumen EMEA now complete, we’d like to use this opportunity to discuss our latest developments and demonstrate how we can help you build extraordinary connections with your customers.

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New year, new NPS record for Colt

We’re just over a week into the new year and have just received our 2023 Q4 NPS scores, setting a record high score in both…

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Navigating the business landscape: Impacts of COP28 and what it means for Colt

COP28, the 28th annual United Nations climate meeting, commenced in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, 2023, with a focus on addressing climate change.

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Breaking barriers: Insights from #ChangeTheFace neurodiversity event

New industry research on neurodiversity in the tech sector was launched at the #ChangeTheFace Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace event this week. Colt’s own Tim…

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High performance computing in the cloud

Supercomputing workloads are no longer confined to stodgy research or educational institutions. Thanks to the cloud, any company with visionary insight can leverage massive-scale data and cloud-based tools.

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PTC 2024

We are delighted to be attending the PTC again – a pinnacle moment for industry leaders and visionaries alike, set against the backdrop of the esteemed Pacific Telecommunications Council’s Annual Conference in Hawaii.

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Colt highlights ten enterprise tech industry trends and forecasts for 2024

AI for value creation, edge computing and ‘greening’ of networks expected to top enterprise tech leaders’ agendas over next 12 months  London, UK December 5th,…

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How to capitalise on your digital infrastructure

Download the report ‘As the business world changes at speed, dictated by connected customers and empowered buyers, growth and success will look very different. Outdated,…

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Pilot success sees Colt extend metal recycling project

We have been working with Urban Miners to carry out a pilot in Sweden which focused on recovering valuable materials from old equipment. Due to…

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Colt shines bright in 2023: A recap of our award wins

2023 has been a big year for Colt. Not only have we maintained our Platinum EcoVadis rating for the second consecutive year, achieved a 70…

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Intelligence in our network: utilising AI to improve customer experience

When it comes to digital infrastructure, adopting ‘intelligence’ into a network can mean lots of different things. In our latest Digital Infrastructure Report, we asked…

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RIPE 87: Shaping the future of connectivity

Meet us at RIPE 87 Shaping the future of connectivity Rome, Italy, 27 Nov – 1 Dec 2023 Meet us at RIPE 87 Colt is…

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AI everywhere at Gartner Symposium 2023

Last week Colt was a sponsor, exhibitor and speaker at the 2023 Garter Symposium in Barcelona, Europe’s biggest gathering of CIOs and senior IT and…

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Digital Infrastructure Report 2023

Download our latest research report to discover the strategies and intentions of IT leaders, and the transformative potential of intelligent infrastructure.

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Colt wins at the British Business Awards in Japan

This week Colt secured an impressive win at the British Business Awards, run by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan. We were awarded the…

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Colt completes $1.8bn acquisition of Lumen EMEA

The transaction has successfully closed, marking new era for Colt and optimism for telecoms industry London, November 2nd 2023  Colt Technology Services (Colt), the digital…

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Preparing for the modern workplace: Insights from experts

Olivia McDonald, Cloud Voice Product Operations Lead at Colt, hosted a webinar discussing the modern workplace and the role of cloud voice in shaping the…

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Unleashing possibility at the Gartner IT Symposium 2023

By Mirko Voltolini, Vice President of Strategy & Innovation   The Gartner IT Symposium is one of Europe’s biggest gatherings of CIOs and IT executives,…

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Colt secures Platinum EcoVadis rating for second consecutive year recognising outstanding ESG performance

Top rating sees Colt retain its position within 1% of global businesses for sustainability as it marks historic milestone for ESG across the telecoms industry…

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CoStar Group’s European expansion is supported by Colt

As CoStar Group continues its digital transformation of the real estate industry, it counts on Colt to connect its expanding European business.

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Navigating ESG at Gartner Xpo 2023

Next month I’ll be joining the Colt team at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, a four-day event uniting top CIOs and IT Executives in Barcelona. This year’s…

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Colt and Eurofiber announce strategic partnership to address the growing demands for connectivity

 This strategic partnership underscores their shared dedication to providing businesses with exceptional digital connectivity, facilitating seamless connections between economic and commercial hubs in across Europe…

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Colt expands its metro footprint in France with the addition of 3 key cities and new routes to support businesses both locally and globally

This latest expansion extends Colt’s global footprint with Hybrid On Net solution in France, which includes new Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) in Bordeaux, Lille and…

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Colt says goodbye to legacy TDM networks in Europe

We have successfully concluded our transition away from TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) networks in Europe, marking a significant turning point in Colt’s history. This is…

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Shaping the future of connectivity and sustainability with Colt’s Innovation Team

In a world where innovation and adaptation are essential for businesses to thrive, Colt’s Innovation Team is at the forefront of creating ground-breaking solutions. Set…

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Nokia and Colt Showcase Power of PSE-6s Coherent Optics in Live European Optical Network Demonstration

Colt demonstrates how Nokia’s sixth generation super-coherent Photonic Service Engine (PSE-6s) can be used to quickly add scale and performance to optical networks. Colt delivers…

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Colt hosts Black History Month exhibition this October

Black History Month is a time to spread awareness, while continuing to support our Black community’s histories, traditions, and culture. This year, Colt Technology Services has…

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Colt research reveals growth opportunities for partners with AI and On Demand

IT leaders turn to partners for support and knowledge on AI and intelligent infrastructure London, October 5th 2023 – Colt Technology Services, the digital infrastructure company,…

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State of the nation: AI in financial services

Since the explosion of generative AI earlier this year, enterprises have raced to roll out strategic plans for its adoption. 91% of businesses in a…

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Are you looking to expand your cloud voice solutions in Europe?

Peppi Hickling, Product Manager at Colt As the global Voice over IP market continues to grow year on year, there are excellent opportunities to offer…

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What is Hub & Spoke?

Ethernet Hub and Spoke is a ‘one to many’ architecture that offers a cost-effective solution to connect multiple services/locations (spokes) to a central site through…

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What is high bandwidth?

Bandwidth, typically measured in bits, kilobits, or megabits per second, is the rate at which data flows over the network. This is a measure of…

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What is FIPS-certified?

The Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (or FIPS 140-2) is a cryptography standard that non-military U.S. federal agencies, as well as government contractors and service…

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What is a Financial Extranet?

An extranet is a private network used by organisations to provide external partners and other trusted third parties with secure and controlled access to their…

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What is Ethernet?

Colt’s ethernet services create wide area/metropolitan area networks with LAN interface. Ethernet is the traditional technology for connecting devices in a wired local area network…

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What is Encryption?

Encryption is a way of ‘scrambling’ data to ensure that only the right people, or devices, can understand the information. In simple terms, encryption converts…

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What is Edge Compute?

Edge Computing transforms and replaces your legacy on-premise Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) into an intelligent and flexible Cloud platform, capable of hosting security and network…

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What is DWDM?

DWDM, or Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing, has been a key technology evolution, as it allows multiple signals to run over a single strand of fibre,…

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What is DDoS?

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service or network by overwhelming the target…

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New research reveals 9 out of 10 Singapore IT leaders set to take advantage of AI

New Digital Infrastructure Report from Colt reveals Singapore companies outpacing global counterparts in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and Spain in deploying  traditional AI…

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Air Internet Service Co., Ltd

Air Internet Service Co., Ltd achieved significant cost savings and a reduction in delivery time by implementing Colt On Demand services at their disaster recovery site.

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What is Dark Fibre?

A dark or unlit fibre refers to a spare piece of network fibre that is in the ground. Digging fibre optic network routes is a…

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What is Cloud Prioritisation?

Colt Cloud Prioritisation combines the benefits of optimised routing and direct peering infrastructure with traffic prioritisation between customer router and provider edge router. Customers can…

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What is BYOC?

Bring your own Carrier (or BYOC) is a concept which has begun to gain more traction during the rise of collaboration platforms such as Microsoft…

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What is CCaaS?

Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) is a cloud-based software that gives businesses access to the provider’s contact center solution through a scalable, pay-as-you-go pricing…

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What are APIs?

APIs are mechanisms that enable two software components to communicate with one another, by using a set of definitions and protocols, essentially creating a common…

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Capacity Europe 2023

Europe’s largest telecoms networking event will be back in London from October 17 – 20 in a blended format. You can join no matter where you are, whether it’s on-site or online. The industry is waiting to reconnect.

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Colt boosts support for Eintracht Frankfurt women’s team with new sponsorship deal

Female empowerment in IT and professional sports Frankfurt, 12 September 2023 Colt Technology Services (Colt), a global digital infrastructure company, today announced a new sponsorship…

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Young IT leaders drive AI adoption finds Colt research

New Digital Infrastructure Report finds 25-34 year old IT leaders surveyed are driving AI take-up in enterprise applications from CX to fraud detection – and…

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Colt makes it even easier to bring voice to Zoom

Colt is now a certified provider of voice with Zoom and one of 14 providers listed worldwide on Zoom App Marketplace under ‘Carrier Provider Exchange’.

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Colt strengthens best-in-class optical network portfolio with new Nokia partnership

Collaboration strengthens Colt’s ecosystem of best-in-class technology partners, helping customers futureproof their networks  London, UK, Tuesday 12th September  – Colt Technology Services, the digital infrastructure…

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Colt signs up to TM Forum’s Open API Manifesto and Open Digital Architecture initiatives

Colt signed TM Forum’s Open API Manifesto while also committing to its Open Digital Architecture (ODA) initiative: a standardised cloud-native architecture blueprint for all elements…

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Overcoming the four roadblocks that could derail your road to SD WAN

By Maajid Khan, Regional Sales Director, Capital Markets, Colt Technology Services Banking and financial services organisations are throwing off the costly confines of legacy systems…

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Frost & Sullivan Recognises Colt’s World Class Performance with Best Practices Customer Value Leadership Award

Prestigious accolade in the global network enterprise services industry presented to leading company ‘at the forefront of innovation and growth’   London, September 5th 2023 –…

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Edgegap, CIN and Colt bring the first game server to run on true EDGE infrastructure to London

The installation in the City of London’s first game server deployment was Hiber’s web-based metaverse platform HiberWorld Montreal, August 29th, 2023 Edgegap, the gaming industry’s…

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Japanese Internet Service Provider, Air Internet Service (AIRnet) selects ‘Colt On Demand’, a self-ordering network service

Build your own cost-effective, agile, switchable dedicated line service Colt Technology Service Co., Ltd. (Representative: Masato Hoshino, President and Representative Director, Location; Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo,…

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Cisco Placetel strengthens their position as a cloud communications player across Europe with Colt

Wholesale Carrier Number Hosting from Colt enables Cisco Placetel to meet customer demand for Europe-wide cloud communications. Businesses in Germany that want a reliable cloud…

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Migrating your SAP workload to the cloud

Migrating your SAP workload to the cloud How to safely map out your journey When every decision is an important one, learn the most effective…

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AsiaNext chooses Colt’s capital markets solutions for digital securities and crypto derivatives trading

Colt is helping AsiaNext with its fast-to-market and transformative approach connecting mainstream finance to digital assets London, UK and Singapore, 17 August 2023– Colt Technology…

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Colt is the only network provider to have 100% Willingness to Recommend in Gartner® report

Colt has been identified as the only network provider to have (100%) Willingness to Recommend in the new Gartner® Voice of the Customer report for…

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Colt sustainability report summary

Key takeaways We recently published our latest sustainability report for 2022. The report goes into great detail about the progress Colt has made in the…

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What is Optical?

Colt On Demand: Optical Your guide to Layer 1 On Demand networking PART ONE Optical Networking on Demand Provides Economical High-Performance Datacentre Interconnection Application and…

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Developing our partnership with Microsoft to enable hybrid work for customers

At Colt we’ve always worked closely with Microsoft; whether enabling hybrid work for customers through our Colt Intelligent Communications solution or connecting their Azure Platform…

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Sustainable sips with Ocean Bottle: How we’re reducing our impact on the planet

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations last year, Colt purchased 5,300 Ocean Bottles as gifts for our Colties. They’ve just shared with us that…

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Allyship in action: embracing LGBTQ+ allies

By Kaminee Dubey, Infrastructure & Operations Consultant and Pride Matters member at Colt   Allyship in Action Colt has taken a significant step towards building…

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The future of customer experience

This blog post forms part of our new content series: ‘Digital Infrastructure Insights: Elevating the customer experience‘. For more informative and timely content like this,…

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The new customer: embracing digitalisation 

This blog post forms part of our new content series: ‘Digital Infrastructure Insights: Elevating the customer experience‘. For more informative and timely content like this,…

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Five ways multicast data in the cloud is transforming financial markets

The flow of data through the world’s financial markets is a critical force behind the global economy. Exchanges, trading firms, prime brokers, market data vendors…

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Creating tomorrow’s networks in the age of SASE

Networks are the cornerstone of any company’s operations and must be trusted by all employees, especially by IT managers and senior management. Everyone in the…

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Exceptional customer experiences begin at home

Exceptional customer experiences begin at home By Ash Surti, Executive Vice President, Technology & Security, Colt Technology Services In 1992, a new telecommunications company in…

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What are the technology trends shaping businesses today?

Following two years buffeted by supply chain disruption, energy price surges and economic pressures, 2023 is likely to continue to be defined by change. It…

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Digital Infrastructure Insights: Elevating the customer experience

Digital Infrastructure Insights Elevating the customer experience Welcome Welcome to part one of our new customer experience (CX) content series. In this series we will…

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How is the Telecom sector reducing the environmental footprint?

The telecom sector has been taking several initiatives to reduce its environmental footprint in recent years. Some of the main goals include reducing carbon emissions,…

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Secure SD WAN – how to unify connectivity and security successfully

Webinar Takeaways Webinar takeaways We recently hosted a webinar on the topic of secure SD WAN with guest speakers from Versa Networks. In the webinar,…

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The power of automation by design

The digital infrastructure has already changed how people live, work, and communicate. But the same digital universe that have the potential to help billions of…

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10 reasons exchanges and tech partnerships are trending

The world’s 60 major financial exchanges form the core of the global financial industry. Sixteen of these exchanges – including the New York Stock Exchange,…

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Colt launches breakthrough multicast data in the cloud for Capital Markets

Now available following successful Proof of Concept with Amazon Web Services London, UK 30th June 2023– Colt Technology Services, the digital infrastructure company, announced today…

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Artificial intelligence (AI), a game changer of network services

Today and tomorrow AI is and will change how enterprises manage they network services, but they will have to overcome various challenges to derive value…

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Capital Markets Brochure – Malaysia

Join the growing number of market participants accessing ASEAN Financial Markets via Colt PrizmNet. Bursa Malaysia is one of the largest exchanges in Southeast Asia…

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Capital Markets Brochure – Thailand

Join the growing number of market participants accessing ASEAN Financial Markets via Colt PrizmNet. As a licensed market data provider, we offer raw and normalized…

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Colt expands strategic partnership with Equinix in Japan

Following expansion to Spain, Italy and Sweden, as well as Hong Kong and Singapore New software-driven connectivity simplifies user experience and helps business grow and…

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