Colt enables businesses in Japan with 100Gbps connectivity solutions


Tokyo, 22 February 2018Colt Technology Services today announced that it is expanding 100Gbps connectivity solutions in Japan to better serve the needs of enterprises, financial organisations and cloud service providers in the region. The extended connectivity centres around the Inzai Data Centre district, strategically located near Tokyo’s central business area. It will enable businesses in Tokyo to meet their customers’ growing needs as well as creating new opportunities for companies.

Network expansion in Japan is an important part of Colt’s strategy, ensuring extensive presence in the world’s top 100Gbps cities. In 2017, Colt launched its On Demand services in Japan, strengthening its position as a leader in providing intelligent connectivity solutions with both the scalability and flexibility to satisfy high bandwidth cloud-based applications. Further, in 2017, the company launched its Nagoya Metro Area Network (MAN), bringing the total number of MANs on the Colt IQ Network to 50. Along with its protected domestic backbone network and pre-existing metro networks in Tokyo and Osaka, the Colt IQ Network now extends connectivity solutions to Japan’s top commercial centres. Globally, Colt provides fibre connectivity solutions to more than 200 of the world’s key cities in Asia, Europe, and North America.

The requirement for high bandwidth services in the region will continue to increase significantly. This is particularly from cloud service providers, who are looking for both higher bandwidth networking and SDN-enabled connectivity solutions. According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2016-2021; data centre based traffic is expected to nearly double by the end of the decade, growing from 11.6 zettabytes in 2017 to 20.6 zettabytes in 2021, with the cloud accounting for 95% of this traffic.

Colt’s President and Regional Executive for Asia, Kenji Hioki said: “Colt is interconnected with 70 data centres in Tokyo alone, helping enterprises with their connectivity solutions needs in the city and across the Asia Pacific region. The extended connectivity centred around the Inzai Data Centre district takes us deeper into serving businesses needs in the region and further highlights Colt’s commitment to being better connected. Businesses can now have greater access to on-demand capabilities, optimal efficiency and scalability in the cloud.”

Kenji continued: “In addition, Colt’s On Demand services, powered by the Colt IQ Network, provides agility to our customers in controlling their networks.”

The Inzai Data Centre district is designed to withstand earthquakes. This ensures mission critical coverage and disaster recovery, guaranteeing businesses are always connected, regardless of uncontrollable natural events.

About Colt
Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 25,000 on net buildings and growing.

Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit www.colt.net.

Press contacts
Chen Liang
Corporate Communications Group
Colt Technology Services Co., Ltd.
Email: asia-press@colt.net
Phone: +81 3 4560 4480

Matthew Schultz
Think Alliance Group for Colt
Phone: +852 3978 5321
Email: matt.schultz@think-alliance.com

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