Connecting financial markets globally

Colt delivers high-bandwidth, on-demand services that meet the requirements and speed of the global financial markets. Our services are trusted by more than 450 capital markets customers in Europe, Asia and North America.

When every millisecond counts, we are a trusted partner to meet your most latency-sensitive needs.

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Your connectivity options explained

Our solutions are designed to reduce risk and complexity and accelerate your time to market with rapid implementation, end-to-end SLAs, flexible contracts and service-based pricing.



Financial Extranet

Our financial extranet, Colt PrizmNet, connects a global capital markets ecosystem of 100+ exchanges, venues and service providers; and 10,000+ participants. Once a customer is connected to Colt PrizmNet, they’ll have rapid, cost-effective access to any other connected organisation; and full control of their services using our advanced online portal.

Connect to Colt PrizmNet to access:

An extensive network spanning 200+ cities and a community of 10,000 financial sector firms worldwide

A self-service portal to manage technical configuration data, as well as to browse, get quotes and order new services online

Superior SLAs and near real-time network performance monitoring


Managed Colocation and Hosting Service

Managed colocation services at more than 30 market venues and third-party proximity data centres in Europe, Asia and North America, across asset classes including equities, derivatives, commodities, FX and more.

Our Hosting Solutions include:

The Colt Exchange Colocation manager server support solution. available in a number of deployment models

Proximity Hosting in strategically located data centres

A comprehensive portfolio of managed and facilitation services, including racking and installation of equipment and devices, connectivity testing, monitoring and much more

Dedicated Connectivity

Dedicated Connectivity

With Colt’s Dedicated Connectivity solution, customers can establish secure, low-latency, dedicated connections to their end clients, trading venues or the cloud; and create a private network connecting their own capital markets community. All of this with end-to-end SLAs and a highly secure, reliable managed network.

Dedicated Connectivity works well:

You need global WAN connectivity between the key liquidity data centres and also network connectivity, from the venue to the customer’s site, enabling remote command and control of the eFX platform, under the same SLA and contract

You need a service that ranges from simple connectivity to one market through to a fully managed FX liquidity access solution connecting all three FX liquidity centres in LD4, NY4 and TY3.

You need a T2S connectivity solution to connect your business systemms with Colt-SIA's T2S platforms, including ESMIG, via our secure networrk gateways

Ultra Low Latency

Ultra Low Latency

Competitive fibre and microwave routes connecting Asia, Europe and the US - designed to meet the high-frequency trading needs of the most demanding buy and sell-side firms.

Ultra Low Latency works well:

You need only the absolute lowest latency available across global routes

You need key low latency routes, cost-efffective colocation solutions and additional end-to-end services

You want to connect to a global ecosysteem of exhanges, venues, providers of trading and regulatory solutions, and other market participants and service providers.

Market Data

Market Data Services

Colt delivers market data feeds at consistently low latencies, even during periods of volatility. For Asia, you can opt for raw or normalised feeds, depending on your requirements. European feeds are delivered in a raw format. If you’re colocated at the market venue itself, you can consume our feeds directly. For away consumption, we deliver the data over a dedicated, fully meshed, highly available network that means there’s only ever a single hop between major financial centres.

Market Data works when:

You want to conneect to different global markets and not worry about the time, bandwidth or resource it takes to connect

You only want to pay for the data you specifically reequest

You want a fully-managed service with efficient normalisation

We connect:



Exchange colocation venues


Market data feeds


Market participants


Exchange venues

Our expertise

Our connectivity solutions are based on our intelligent Colt IQ Network, providing you with the best network for the best experience. Get direct access to financial markets across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

Dedicated Service Desk

Our Capital Markets customers expect exceptional service with guaranteed access to global financial markets. The Colt CMSD team provide technical support for network, data centre and solutions products with the highest concentration of support being for network services. The CMSD own & control the underlying infrastructure – from the fibre in the ground to the overlaying optical technologies offering end to end business focused SLAs.

Software Development

The Capital Markets Software Development team builds capabilities and services around (normalised) financial data. This team's capabilities include: MPP hosted software based service for normalising feeds into MPP format, normalised and distributed from Colo, multicast distribution, MPP normalised data obtained via single API interface, Asia local development support, lossless data, normalisation, data quality monitoring and offering a one stop managed service.

Service Management

Gain a single Colt representative to proactively overlook the service and contract life-cycle, enabling you to focus resources on core business and not on service management. We promote understanding of the customer‘s business within Colt, to anticipate and proactively respond to changing requirements including the Capital Markets landscape, increasing service reliability, minimising business risk, avoiding failures and controlling outcomes.

Solution Sales

Collectively, the team has business exposure working in areas as varied as Market Data solutions to Fixed Income eTrading, multi-asset trading systems to trade and execution monitoring, but always within advanced trading ecosystems. The team is able to bring decades of experience in these areas to provide a deep understanding of our customers’ requirements within the trading process & design solutions to meet detailed requirements, whether within an exchange colocation facility, or throughout a global distributed infrastructure.

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Why choose Colt?

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A Global Presence

We are trusted by over 25,000 customers globally - including some of the world's largest businesses, 18 of the top 25 banks and over 650 capital markets firms around the world. All that and still record NPS scores.

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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.