Colt expands On Demand to millions of worldwide business locations

  • Award-winning platform now supports ‘off net’ locations, bringing consumption-based networking to more global businesses than ever before

London, UK 26th April 2023Colt Technology Services (Colt), the digital infrastructure company, today announced the expansion of its award-winning Colt On Demand service to millions of business locations in over 180 countries across the world. Organisations can self-serve, flex and scale their network infrastructure through a user-friendly, highly automated digital portal.

Supported by the last-mile access networks of best-in-breed carriers, businesses using On Demand benefit from Colt’s firm commitment to customer experience; a single Service Level Agreement; one portal, one contract, one bill and one point of contact, all directly through Colt. It also enables a unified customer journey for On Demand – to sites on or off the Colt network.

This extension to Colt’s popular consumption-based On Demand comes as businesses rethink and futureproof their digital infrastructure. Moving to the cloud, establishing hybrid working practices, connecting to the IoT and trialling emerging technologies all result in greater demand for flexible bandwidth. The ability to scale up or down across an intuitive, intelligent platform helps businesses protect against risk, manage uncertainty and focus resources.

Peter Coppens, Vice President – Product Portfolio, Colt Technology Services said, “The enterprise network has become a pathway to the future and we’ve removed the roadblocks that hold businesses back, from locked-in contracts to long provisioning times and geographic restrictions. Expanding On Demand is an exciting milestone for Colt and for the industry. It opens up the world and delivers against our purpose: to put the power of the digital universe in the hands of our customers, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

Colt’s On Demand platform has been engineered to help businesses respond quickly and competitively to rapidly changing market conditions through a consumption-based networks-as-a-service model. Organisations can scale up to 10Gbps guaranteed bandwidth, accessible in seconds for customers in thousands of locations on the Colt network, and provisioned in real-time.

Adeline Phua, Principal Analyst, Network Transformation Services at Omdia said, “Business environments and IT architectures are becoming increasingly fluid with more test environments or changing site requirements, impacting how networks are consumed. Enterprises need to plan for the unplanned and having an “as-a-service” consumption-based model for network services can enable a business to make network services change with more ease.”

About Colt On Demand

The pioneering Colt On Demand platform supports connections to 1000 on-net data centres, 31,000 on-net enterprise offices and millions of off-net enterprise offices. It also supports private connections to 250+ public cloud PoPs, and connections to the public Internet across 16 countries. Colt’s on-net On Demand reach covers 51 cities across 32 countries in Europe, Asia and North America, with the new off-net capability further extending this reach to 180+ countries globally.

Services are ordered via a customer portal that provides a faster/simpler order interface compared to traditional order forms. On Demand service bandwidths can be upgraded in near-real time, and with the innovative bandwidth flexing and bandwidth boost features services can be flexed up and down in line with customer demand.

About Colt Technology Services

Colt Technology Services (Colt) is a global digital infrastructure company which creates extraordinary connections to help businesses succeed. Powered by amazing people and like-minded partners, Colt is driven by its purpose: to put the power of the digital universe in the hands of its customers, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

Since 1992, Colt has set itself apart through its deep commitment to its customers, growing from its heritage in the City of London to more than 60 offices around the world. The powerful Colt IQ Network connects 222 cities and 32 countries with more than 1000 data centres, 51 Metropolitan Area Networks and over 31,000 buildings across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in the sector.

Obsessed with delivering industry-leading customer experience, Colt is guided by its dedication to customer innovation, by its values and its responsibility to its customers, partners, people and planet.

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