Colt Technology Services introduces Asia Growth Strategy including expansion of its business in six Asian Countries

Colt Technology Services Co., Ltd. (Representative Director: Katsuya Oe, headquartered in Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo), a global digital infrastructure company, today announced its global growth strategy, which includes expansion into six Asian countries. This expansion is set to support the entry and business growth of both Japanese and other global companies worldwide, a trend that has accelerated in recent years.

Colt has strengthened its global position through the acquisition of Lumen’s EMEA business and expanded its coverage into North America via a strategic relationship. Additionally, with recent expansions into the West Japan and South Korea Metro Areas, Colt plans to leverage its global partners to extend its business into Southeast Asia.

The six additional Asian countries targeted are the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Although Colt has been engaging with multiple B2B telecom carriers in the region, a new non-exclusive strategic partnership will offer the following benefits to customers in the region as well as to Japanese and global companies seeking to enter and expand within the region:

  1. Competitively priced Ethernet and IP Access services across Southeast Asia through the strategic partnership, which support customers’ SD-WAN requirements and promote cloud adoption in the market.
  2. Offering similar levels of On-Net Product SLAs (Service Level Agreements) as those provided with our own fiber in other areas.
  3. Streamlining and improving the end-to-end customer experience and journey, as well as the overall sales cycle. Enhancements include improved quotation speed (from several weeks to a few days), faster service delivery, direct engagement for strategic opportunities, and service operational alignment with a strategic partner.

Regarding the business expansion in APAC this time, Ms. Annette Murphy, the Chief Commercial Officer of Colt said, “According to Global Data, the average compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for B2B Network Services in the region from 2022 to 2027 is estimated at 9.8%*, which is higher than in the United States (7.05%) and Europe (8.41%). APAC is a key driver of growth, and I am delighted to announce our strategy to position ourselves as a global leader in Digital Infrastructure. This business expansion will be part of our scheduled investment in APAC, totaling 100 million Euro (about 16.8 billion yen at the exchange rate of 1 Euro=168 JPY) in the next 3 years.

Yasutaka Mizutani, President, APAC who leads the project also mentions as follows, “The strategic partnership enhances our ability to offer greater service availability and extensive regional expertise, as well as competitive pricing through economies of scale. These efforts enable us to provide comprehensive end-to-end network services globally, benefiting customers in Asia and those looking to connect their networks from the world into Asia. Our AI-driven insights estimate the target market size at approximately 2,206  million euros (approximately 370.6 billion yen).”

 Colt will continuously deepen the relationship with multiple strategic partners in the region, and try to expand the market by offering services which could raise the customer satisfaction index.

*Source: GlobalData Market Opportunity Forecasts to 2027: Networking Market: Includes Ethernet MAN/WAN Services, Ethernet Private Line Services, Fiber Optic (FTTH/B), IP/MPLS VPN, Managed Network Services, SD-WAN, Site-to-Site VPN, Other Communication Services

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