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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What is a local breakout?

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Home Backbone | 15 min read What is a local internet breakout? How to better optimise your critical bandwidth and maintain performance of latency sensitive applications while still protecting sensitive traffic over a distributed network. 15 min read Explore our award-winning SD-WAN solution On this page: What are local breakouts? Key advantages Key security considerations…

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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 the…

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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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