How AI is changing the way we work with GCNs

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By Robert McCabe, Director of GCN Sales at Colt The IT and telecommunications sector is said to have the highest AI adoption rate at 29.5% and this is driving a massive increase in both bandwidth requirements and the need for low-latency connections close to end users. As a partner to the world’s biggest global content…

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Reflecting on our accessibility journey

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By Rachel Collins, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Colt The third Thursday of each May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This time last year, Colt kickstarted its journey to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about accessibility. We did it with the launch of our five-year Accessibility Roadmap: Optimising Accessibility. Our journey started…

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Global manufacturing company trusts Colt for critical connectivity between the Middle East and Europe

Global manufacturing company trusts Colt for critical connectivity between the Middle East and Europe. Colt providea a point-to-point Ethernet connection to carry core data traffic between the company’s Dubai operations and a critical European data centre. Colt Ethernet Line is a managed layer 2 service that provides secure, cost effective, high-speed connectivity for data exchange, with guaranteed bandwidth and performance.

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Business continuity at Colt: preparing for major sporting events

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As Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) kicks off, it’s a great time to look ahead to the summer and how Colt’s Business Continuity team comes together to prepare for major sporting events. These are events that take place in cities with many Colt people, customers and infrastructure and it means we need to be prepared…

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Olivia Mcdonald

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I’ve had a varied career, including running a web design company and being employed in horse racing, but one of my favourite roles before I started my telco journey was work experience at Pete Waterman’s record company. It was amazing to work with artists like Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, but the day I helped…

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Hybrid working causes 139% increase in peak office bandwidth

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Hybrid work is having a major impact on network traffic in offices. The peak bandwidth at our London office (Colt House) jumped 139% from 2020, even with a 84% reduction in devices on the network. As more people head back into the office, IT managers and their teams need to consider the impact of new…

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Colt and Versa Networks mark milestone in delivering SD-WAN as a service for global customers

1000 SD WAN services remotely provisioned across 55 countries, cutting connection time for global customers from 90 minutes to 12 seconds Colt Technology Services, the digital infrastructure company, today marked a milestone with strategic partner Versa Networks, the global leader in AI/ML-powered Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN), in its commitment…

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The fastest business connection in central Berlin

Remote working is essential for more and more employees, whether on business trips, in smaller office spaces or to provide a healthy working environment. In addition data streams in offices are constantly increasing due to video conferencing or the use of cloud infrastructure and AI. This requires modern office spaces that can withstand everyday working…

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Robots and Virtual Receptionists: how Private 5G is delivering the hyperconnected coworking space of the future

Construction of the self-styled ‘beacon of change’ that is NEOM and The Line – the connected, smart and sustainable utopian ‘megacity’ – is accelerating in Saudi Arabia, promising a clean, hyperconnected environment incorporating AI, IoT and automated transportation in a reimagined work and living space. While it divides opinion, there’s no doubt the ambitious project…

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Accessibility is the best medicine

Hippocrates, regarded as the father of medicine, knew that effective medical care was based on comprehensive knowledge and sound training. Nowadays, digitalisation has greatly increased the possibilities of creating modern, interactive learning formats for prospective doctors in line with the latest research. Thieme Group is committed to enabling accessible medicine and healthier lifestyles. The digital…

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CIMD chooses Colt to guide express migration of contingency centre

Faced with the challenge of migrating its contingency data centre in a short period of time, CIMD opted for Equinix’s colocation hosting solution, offered through Colt. It became the first customer in Southern Europe to use this joint service, which allowed minimal interruption of operations and guaranteed the continuity of synchronous information backup. Jesús Mayo,…

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The ultimate guide to SD-WAN

Home Business | 15 min read What is SD-WAN? SD-WAN is a networking technology that enables you to manage & optimise the connectivity of multiple sites across different network transport services, such across the public internet, MPLS or LTE. Now, next-generation SD-WAN is here, and it uses the cloud to its fullest potential. 15 min…

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