Data & Networking

Colt’s coverage is fanning-out

Colt’s investment strategy is to grow the density of its existing metro and national infrastructure as well as creating new long distance routes to address customer increasing demand for highly available connectivity to key European business centres. Customers will benefit from – higher level of resiliency on international backbone routes – increased number of connected…

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Colt connects Clouds

End customers in various industries have been trying out public clouds like Amazon, Microsoft and vCloud now for several years. As these services have stabilised, customers have become comfortable with them. However they have remained unhappy about consuming cloud services over the public internet. They have been waiting for private network connection capabilities to these…

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Small cells: the only way to 5G

Bernhard Pussel, Director of Operator Channel, Colt Technology Services was invited by Telecoms.com as their expert third-party contributor to talk about the ever increasing demand for capacity in mobile networks and how small cells are key in the future of 5G. It’s been estimated that the volume of global monthly mobile data traffic will exceed…

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Transforming Colt’s network architecture – the journey so far

Colt has introduced a number of innovations that enables us to deliver network services faster and more efficiently for our customers and we were delighted to be recognised as Operator of the Year at the Network Virtualisation & SDN World event earlier this week. Over the years we have openly shared ideas with our peers…

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Setting the scene for innovative Ethernet services

Colt continuously evolve the data services portfolio to meet the demands of our customers. We launched our next-generation modular Carrier Ethernet Multi-Service Platform (Modular MSP) already back in October 2013. In the meantime the platform is available in 11 European cities and we continue to stretch into the rest of Europe with 21 further cities…

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Product update: Global MPLS services

Last quarter we talked about Colt’s backbone network expansion, focussing on the Ethernet area. And we have let you know that we deployed E-NNI number 500 with our network partners increasing our reach in order to satisfy or customers’ needs. Colt are focussing on increasing the network coverage in other areas as well. This applies…

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Big data – big network

Everybody seems to talk about “Big Data” these days. From an IT perspective this topic certainly is one of the key drivers; as challenges grow, the larger the portion of data that you need to store, analyse and consequently need to be make available for business needs. In addition to the storage challenge, large portions…

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Data Centre connectivity services

To help you leverage all your business opportunities about multiple data centres connectivity services, Colt offers the unique High Speed Service proposition combined with the best  network reach in Europe. As part of the Operator Channel, you know the business opportunities that are brought about by the increased customer demand for data center colocation and…

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Celebrating Colt’s 500th Ethernet interconnect

Colt’s leading position in the Ethernet area, which has just been awarded by MEF and confirmed by Gartner’s latest “Critical Capabilities Report”, is based on three key elements: – a state-of-the art 19,800 buildings connecting fibre network, – an innovative set of products – and a large number of  ISO and ITIL compliant managed network…

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Data networking becomes more cloud-like

Although there has been significant hype surrounding network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN), it is clear that there is real substance to the technologies. As these, along with other new approaches, are rolled out there will be impacts on the operator-to-operator market. However, they are the enablers of transformation not the reasons…

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