The telecoms trends of 2024: Embracing agility, innovation, and security

By Roxana Dobrota, Country Manager of Colt Technology Services in Germany This blog was updated on 22 February 2024. The telecoms industry is constantly evolving, shaped by the changing needs of businesses, consumers, and technology. The trends that emerge in 2024 will undoubtedly bear the imprint of the challenges and demands that shaped the industry…

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The rise of political influence in the European telecommunications landscape

By Carlos Ruiz Gomez, Practice Lead Business Development, Colt Technology Services. This article has been published in the Spanish media Zona Movilidad Telecommunications infrastructure forms the bedrock of the digital transformation, serving as an indispensable enabler of this transformative shift. A recent study estimates that Europe will need to invest approximately EUR 174 billion in…

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Colt completes $1.8bn acquisition of Lumen EMEA

Home ❯ Backbone Colt completes $1.8bn acquisition of Lumen EMEA The transaction has successfully closed, marking new era for Colt and optimism for telecoms industry London, November 2nd 2023  Colt Technology Services (Colt), the digital infrastructure company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Lumen EMEA for $1.8bn. The closure of the transaction is…

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Colt and Eurofiber announce strategic partnership to address the growing demands for connectivity

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 This strategic partnership underscores their shared dedication to providing businesses with exceptional digital connectivity, facilitating seamless connections between economic and commercial hubs in across Europe Paris, France, Maarssen, Netherlands, 17 October 2023 – Colt Technology Services (Colt) and Eurofiber today announced a new strategic partnership to expand Colt’s global footprint through Eurofiber’s infrastructure, based on…

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What is high bandwidth?

Bandwidth, typically measured in bits, kilobits, or megabits per second, is the rate at which data flows over the network. This is a measure of throughput (amount per second) rather than speed (distance traveled per second). A high bandwidth network generally can deliver more information than a low bandwidth network given the same amount of…

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What is Ethernet?

Colt’s ethernet services create wide area/metropolitan area networks with LAN interface. Ethernet is the traditional technology for connecting devices in a wired local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). It enables devices to communicate with one another via a protocol (a shared network language). Ethernet describes how network devices format and transmit data…

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What is DWDM?

DWDM, or Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing, has been a key technology evolution, as it allows multiple signals to run over a single strand of fibre, thus dramatically increasing the bandwidth potential of an individual network link. Today, multiple high-bandwidth services running at 10Gb/s, 40 Gb/s, and 100 Gb/s can be multiplexed onto a wavelength, and…

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What are APIs?

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APIs are mechanisms that enable two software components to communicate with one another, by using a set of definitions and protocols, essentially creating a common ‘language’. There are four ways that APIs can work depending on when or why they are created. These are SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), RPC (Remote Procedure Calls), Websocket &…

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What is Optical?

Colt On Demand: Optical Your guide to Layer 1 On Demand networking Home ❯ Backbone JUMP TO Optical On Demand Overview Change the way you think about connectivity Bringing cloud economics to networking PART ONE Optical Networking on Demand Provides Economical High-Performance Datacentre Interconnection Application and network administrators have realised that there isn’t one perfect…

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