High bandwidth network services provider, Colt Technology Services, has committed to a major system-wide network upgrade that would give its enterprise, carrier and web-centric customers access to bandwidth levels of up to 100Gbps while enabling businesses of all sizes to “future proof” their connectivity.
As one of the largest independent fiber network operators and high-bandwidth carriers across Europe and Asia, Colt is investing significantly in its core infrastructure to serve the growing connectivity requirements of “the digital enterprise.” Colt is focused on enabling critical business connectivity solutions by building out a multi-terabit optical backbone and “next generation” packet network optimized for 100Gbps connectivity.
“We are causing a major disruption in the telecoms market, similar to that being played out now in cloud computing,” said Carl Grivner, CEO of Colt. “Old business models are breaking down and technology is taking a major leap forward, driven by software and virtualisation. Colt is investing heavily in its core strength, the network, to stay ahead of the business transformation curve – just as our customers expect.”
As the applications and infrastructure that power tomorrow’s businesses increasingly move into the cloud and the data center, the demand for “reliable, scalable, and high-quality, business-grade” connectivity would continue to grow.
“To enable this transition, Colt is driving a data center-focused, distributed network topology, offering direct connections to over 200 key data centers, carrier hotels and cloud aggregation points, putting customers closer to the core of their digital business,” said Rajiv Datta, CTO of Colt. “Colt’s network investment is centered around creating a scalable and flexible platform that provides customers with choices that meet the varying service requirements of different applications. This platform will further enable our award-winning product portfolio including innovative, software defined networking (SDN) products and Ethernet services, to provide value to our customers as they transition to this agile, cloud-centric world.”