High bandwidth Optical connectivity & backhaul services

Colt's Optical portfolio provides the very highest levels of network performance for backbone connections, inter-data centre connectivity and other high bandwidth requirements.

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Your connectivity options explained

All of Colt's optical services, given their inherent deterministic nature, can be provided on defined network routes and fibre paths with varied options for diversity, service redundancy and resilience.

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Wave

Wave

Colt Wave services provide customers with a fully managed, high quality end-to-end transparent data transmission service, operating up to speeds of 400Gbps.

Optical Wavelength services work well:

When you need very high bandwith for critical applications

When you need to connect directly to Europe and Asia's top data centre locations

Where SLA-backed performance is a must

Private Wave

Private Wave

Colt Private Wave provides secure, flexible and high performance private optical networking built on customer-dedicated WDM equipment and fibre infrastructure. It is designed to meet the most demanding customer needs, supporting multiple optical services or service types up to 100Gbps.

Private Wave works well:

Where you do not wish for your traffic to traverse the public internet, and a dedicated fibre connection is required

When you require an encryption layer on top of your Optical services

Where security is your number one priority

Long Haul Fibre

Spectrum

Spectrum provides customers with an allocation of optical spectrum on the Colt long-haul IQ Network. Customers have the flexibility to light this spectrum with their own transponder equipment, providing a flexible and cost-effective alternative to procuring long-haul Dark Fibre.

Long-haul fibre (Spectrum) works best where:

Where you need multiple 100G wavelengths between two points on a national or international basis

You are willing to install, configure and manage optical transponder equipment within your equipment space within a Colt IQ Network-enabled data centre

You want to avoid the capital cost or operational overhead of deploying dark fibre or build-out of a photonic layer

Dark Fibre

Dark Fibre

Dark Fibre refers to optical fibres which have not been 'lit' by Colt - you will be responsible for providing the necessary equipment and expertise to do this. Dark Fibre is sold as a pair of optical fibres as standard.

Dark Fibre works well when:

Where you need potentially limitless capacity on your network

Where cost is secondary to function and milliseconds are critical

Where you need the best level of resilience and security available

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Wave

Up to 400Gb bandwidth

Dedicated connectivity

Connectivity to all cloud providers

Suitable for critical applications

SLA-backed performance

Private Wave

Internet connectivity

Dedicated connectivity

Connectivity to all cloud providers

Suitable for critical applications

SLA-backed performance

Long Haul Fibre

Internet connectivity

Dedicated connectivity

Connectivity to all cloud providers

Suitable for critical applications

SLA-backed performance

Dark Fibre

Internet connectivity

Dedicated connectivity

Connectivity to all cloud providers

Suitable for critical applications

SLA-backed performance

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Why choose Colt?

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55,000km+

of fibre infrastructure (supported by over 135,000km of leased capacity) delivering world-class high bandwidth services to over 40 countries, ensures unparalleled network reach.

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Technology leaders

Our technology sets us apart. We were one of the first to roll-out on-demand provisioning, and continue to lead with API, SDN + Edge compute compatibility for our customers.

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Spoilt for choice

Over 31,000 buildings have direct fibre connectivity to our network. We connect more data centres in Europe, USA and Asia than any other provider, so you won't have to compromise on security & convenience.

Still not sure?

We'll help you build a solution tailor-made for your specific cloud environment and networking needs.

With more connected data centres across Europe, USA & Asia than any other provider backed up with the carrier-grade Colt IQ Network, whatever you choose, you're in safe hands.

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