Colt delivers 100G-enabled network of future


London, UK: November 3rd 2016: High bandwidth network services provider Colt Technology Services has committed to a major system-wide network upgrade that will give its enterprise, carrier and web-centric customers access to bandwidth levels of up to 100Gbps and enable businesses of all sizes to future proof their connectivity.

As the largest independent fibre network operator in Europe and the largest alternative, high-bandwidth carrier across Europe and Asia, Colt is investing significantly in its core infrastructure to serve the growing connectivity requirements of the digital enterprise. At a time when much of the telecom industry is prioritising investments in consumer-driven wireless and content assets, Colt is focused on enabling critical business connectivity solutions by building out a multi-terabit optical backbone and next generation packet network optimised for 100Gbps connectivity.

Carl Grivner, CEO of Colt said: “We are causing a major disruption in the telecoms market, similar to that being played out now in cloud computing. Old business models are breaking down and technology is taking a major leap forward, driven by software and virtualisation. Colt is investing heavily in its core strength, the network, to stay ahead of the business transformation curve – just as our customers expect.”

As the applications and infrastructure that power tomorrow’s businesses increasingly move into the cloud and the data centre, the demand for reliable, scalable, and high-quality, business-grade connectivity continues to grow.

“To enable this transition, Colt is driving a data centre-focused, distributed network topology, offering direct 100Gbps connections to over 200 key data centres, carrier hotels and cloud aggregation points, putting customers closer to the core of their digital business,” said Rajiv Datta, CTO, Colt.

“Colt’s network investment is centred around creating a scalable and flexible platform that provides customers with choices that meet the varying service requirements of different applications. This platform will further enable our award-winning product portfolio including innovative, software defined networking (SDN) products and Ethernet services, to provide value to our customers as they transition to this agile, cloud-centric world,” Datta added.

Colt’s current network infrastructure delivers connectivity to over 680 data centres around the globe, with over 24,000 on-net buildings and growing. This major investment offers pre-positioned high-capacity connectivity, ready for rapid service delivery, giving our customers the ability to scale up in line with their data usage requirements and future proof their connectivity.

Please meet us at the Capacity event in Paris from 7-9 November or contact us on ColtServiceProviderSolutions@colt.net. We are looking forward to exploring new business opportunities with you!

About Colt

Colt provides high bandwidth services for enterprises and wholesale in Europe and Asia’s largest business hubs. Customers include 18 of the top 25 bank and diversified financial groups and 19 out of the top 25 companies in both global media and telecoms industries (Forbes 2000 list, 2014). In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.

Colt customers benefit from our unique, purpose-built, intelligent network which is fully-integrated with the Cloud. This means connectivity to almost 500 data centres around the globe, with over 24,000 on-net buildings and growing. We employ the best talent globally, so wherever in the world our customers are, they benefit from local expertise. And because we are owned by Fidelity – Colt is one of the most financially sound competitors in our industry. All of this means Colt provides the best customer experience at a competitive price.

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