Through this expansion, Colt will support the peninsula on its way to becoming a connectivity crossroads between America, Asia, Africa and Europe
Madrid, Spain, 28 July 2021 – Colt Technology Services has announced that it is increasing its coverage in the Iberian Peninsula, to accelerate customers’ digital transformation in the region through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. This expansion will further extend Colt’s global footprint in the region, which sees 600km of additional fibre between Madrid and Toulouse across the Pyrenees. This additional network will connect Paris in the North and Marseilles in the East with a new route to the Iberian Peninsula.
By connecting the Spanish capital to the fourth-largest city in France, Colt will reinforce the repositioning of the Iberian Peninsula as a key European hub between America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Through several enterprise submarine cable projects, it will enable the peninsula to position itself as an access point to the whole of Europe.
Connecting continents and countries, submarine cables carry 99% of global traffic. In recent years, submarine cable networks from America and Asia have been anchored in different parts of Europe, with the Iberian peninsula becoming an essential enclave for diversifying connectivity. With a strategic geographical position, the peninsula enables Cable Landing Stations (CLS) to be easily connected to the rest of Europe, reducing latency.
Colt continues to invest in its Colt IQ Network, further densifying its offering globally, which spans more than 29,000 on net buildings and over 900 data centres. This investment in the region will ensure Colt is able to provide seamless, undisrupted connectivity across Europe. This expansion builds upon the existing metro connectivity in Spain and Portugal and aligns to Colt’s overarching strategy of providing global, agile and high bandwidth connectivity solutions.
Joan Monraba, Country Manager, Colt Technology Services Spain said: “The peninsula continues to be an increasingly important region for Colt and our customers, so now is the perfect time for us to be expanding our presence further. As global bandwidth demands continue to explode, and more and more enterprises rely on infrastructure hosted in the cloud, organisations are constantly looking for diversity when it comes to connectivity. This expansion is part of Colt’s wider expansion strategy, which aims to help customers across Europe, Asia and North America thrive through the power of connectivity. ”
The Iberian peninsula’s is one of the fastest-growing business ecosystems in Europe. The expansion in this region is part of Colt’s wider growth strategy, aiming to help customers across Europe, Asia and North America through on-demand and high bandwidth solutions. In 2018, Colt tripled its presence in Spain, adding 22 new provinces to its local reach in the country.
Find out more about this expansion in the Iberian Peninsula here: https://www.colt.net/resources/why-you-need-a-good-connectivity-partner-when-investing-in-data-centres/
Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity, taking what’s always been in its DNA to enable customers’ success. The Colt IQ Network connects more than 900+ data centres and over 29,000 on net buildings across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs.
Colt understands today’s shifting connectivity requirements and provides agile, on-demand and secure high bandwidth networking and voice solutions to ensure enterprises can thrive. 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 the sector, and because of this, it’s able to put its customers’ needs at its core. For more information, please visit www.colt.net.
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