Colt enables i3D.net gaming and enterprise customers to be prepared for a high bandwidth, low latency future

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Through this partnership, i3D.net and Smartdc can meet the network demands of today and tomorrow with Colt’s IQ Network

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 26 May 2021 – Colt Technology Services and i3D.net have today announced the expansion of Colt’s IQ Network into the Smartdc data center in Rotterdam. Through this expansion, i3D.net can offer a superior user experience with its low latency hosting platforms like its Game Hosting Platform for game developers.

Colt announced the expansion of the Colt IQ Network in the region in June 2020 in response to the area’s rapid economic growth. Now, i3D.net and SmartDC customers can benefit from access to the full Colt portfolio, including SDN-based services such as Colt On Demand and the implementation of edge computing with the Colt IQ Network across the region.

i3D.net’s clients include some of the largest companies in the world, among which are enterprise customers and world-leading video game publishers. They have a strong demand for a reliable, low latency global infrastructure to provide their users with the best possible user experience. By providing access to the Colt IQ network through the Smartdc data center, every i3D.net and Smartdc customer can now take advantage of Colt’s services in the Western European region.

The Colt IQ Network includes a 100+ Gbps optimized, owned network and currently reaches all the key business hubs across Europe, Asia and North America, connecting more than 900 data centres and over 29,000 on net buildings. The evolution of connectivity in this area will also support businesses both locally and globally by enabling agile, on-demand, high bandwidth connectivity, adding resilient routes in this key and strategic part of Europe.

Paula Cogan, Colt Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Relationship Management, said; “Demand for our intelligent network services is growing significantly across the globe and especially in the Dutch market. Rotterdam is well known as a globally leading port from an innovation perspective and i3D.net shares this same ethos. With a focus on enabling applications that require high bandwidth and low latency, it’s a perfect match with the Colt IQ Network. We are excited to be able to partner with innovative companies like i3D.net, ensuring we are a trusted partner not only in this region but globally.”

Rick Sloot, i3D.net’s Chief Operating Officer said; “Since day one our strategy is to create a real network hub location in the Smartdc datacenter. We are thrilled to see Colt is anticipating on the market developments to be ready for the future. Our goal to be as close as possible to the end-user with the lowest latency possible, together with the ever growing bandwith needs, fits in perfectly with the development of the Colt IQ network expansion.”

About Colt

Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity. The Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 29,000 on net buildings and growing. Colt understands business connectivity requirements and provides high performance and high bandwidth solutions to enable customers’ success, with Colt’s vision centering on being the most customer oriented business in the industry. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 210 cities in more than 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.

About i3D.net

i3D.net – A Ubisoft company, is one of the leading providers of high-performance hosting and global infrastructure services. We operate a global low-latency network with thousands of servers spread over 40+ point of presence in 6 continents. i3D.net excels in the gaming market and hosts a variety of AAA games. Our mission is to bring the lowest latency to as many users around the world as possible, with the goals of reaching 1 billion users on our platforms by 2025.

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