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The Convergence Challenge

10 Dec 2014

The European Media industry is in the midst of a digital transformation. Multi-channel, multi-screen, multi-format content delivery is driving ubiquitous content demand from customers. The pressure on Media companies to deliver enhanced user experiences anytime, anywhere on anything is going…

Delving into the trends for IT convergence for 2015

09 Dec 2014

Every year, leading enterprise IT commentators make their year-ahead predictions, and 2015 is no exception to the rule. Forrester analyst David Johnson states that 2015 will see the rise of human science and technology converge. In his view, firms which…

Powering city-wide Wi-Fi with small cells and superfast fibre networks

08 Dec 2014

In my last blog post, I talked about the need for mobile network operators (MNO) to tap into small cells that are connected to city-wide superfast fibre networks to enable a scalable roll-out of 5G, and to ensure that the…

Bridging the Experience Gap

05 Dec 2014

It is the role of the modern CIO and IT department to provide intuitive, highly-available and user-friendly experiences to both groups. Failure to do so will have significant business consequences including, but by no means limited to, productivity, profitability and…

Mobile operators need small cells to make 5G a reality

01 Dec 2014

The volume of monthly mobile data traffic is set to exceed 15 exabytes globally by 2018, thanks to a surge in high-bandwidth content such as video calling and music streaming. The growth in bandwidth demand can also be attributed to…

Being the change we want to see

27 Nov 2014

A phrase we all hear and are well accustomed to, but this month in The Netherlands, our teams truly acted upon it. The growing skills gap in the IT industry, specifically with data centres, is a topic that has been…

Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media & Telecoms Conference

21 Nov 2014

On the 21st November 2014, Morten Singleton, VP Investor Relations, and Detlef Spang, EVP Datacentre Services, presented at Morgan Stanley’s European Technology, Media & Telecom’s Conference in Barcelona. Participants were issued with an update on the business via the following…

Winning six Awards at MEF Gen14

20 Nov 2014

Metro Ethernet Forum were hosting their MEF Gen14 conference in Washington DC 17th to 20th November 2014. I had the chance to represent Colt at the Industry Perspectives panel discussions talking about Network-enabled Cloud Services, and our team joined the…

The Automation Story

19 Nov 2014

Colt’s continuous automation strategy is to transform the way that customers evaluate and buy services from us by creating an online experience tailored to each customer type. Starting with that customers’ self-service-portal we consequently drive for eliminating manual steps, redundant…

Colt’s coverage is fanning-out

19 Nov 2014

Colt’s investment strategy is to grow the density of its existing metro and national infrastructure as well as creating new long distance routes to address customer increasing demand for highly available connectivity to key European business centres. Customers will benefit…

Cloud service providers turn to carrier Ethernet to cope with data explosion

18 Nov 2014

The term ‘big data’ emerged as somewhat of a buzzword a few years ago, with industry experts sharing their visions for how the data explosion would transform the way businesses engage with their customers, develop products and drive more revenues.

Colt connects Clouds

17 Nov 2014

End customers in various industries have been trying out public clouds like Amazon, Microsoft and vCloud now for several years. As these services have stabilised, customers have become comfortable with them. However they have remained unhappy about consuming cloud services…

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