Technology Services continues to invest in its core assets in the
Asia Pacific region with the deployment of Ciena’s
(NYSE: CIEN) 6500
Converged Packet Optical Platform, which is capable of delivering
reliable 100Gbps and 200Gbps services to meet increasing demands for
bandwidth. The Asia-Pacific-wide deployment on the Colt IQ Network began
in September 2017 and will support Colt’s growth across key Asia Pacific
markets, including Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as help
strengthen intercontinental connections into Europe.
Colt provides high-bandwidth network and communications services for
enterprises, capital markets and wholesale businesses across Europe,
Asia and North America. It delivers a range of data connectivity
products, voice solutions and secure network services to over 800 data
centres and more than 25,000 on-net buildings.
In Asia, Colt specializes in low latency networks and provides
connectivity to all major Asia exchanges. Colt recently marked the
expansion of its metro area network in Singapore as well as the start
of construction of the company’s newest metro area network in Hong
Kong. Once completed, Colt’s Singapore metro area network expansion is
expected to offer carrier-grade connectivity of up to 100Gbps with
coverage to more than 90 percent of Singapore’s enterprises.
Similarly, Colt’s Hong Kong metro area network brings high-bandwidth
capabilities to Hong-Kong based enterprises. SMEs and MNCs in a
variety of industries will be able to connect to both domestic and
global markets quickly and securely through a single provider.
powered by WaveLogic
Ai, will support the Colt IQ Network expansion across the
Asia-Pacific region, allowing Colt to more efficiently deliver
ultra-high bandwidth services and manage unpredictable traffic growth.
Colt will also leverage Ciena’s Unified
Management solution, which provides greater network control across
domains and network layers, reducing troubleshooting and ensuring
efficient use of resources.
“This investment further reinforces Colt’s commitment to the Asia
Pacific region. Many companies are looking to transform their digital
infrastructure and Colt’s high-bandwidth services are designed to meet
the ever-growing demand from enterprises for fast, secure and reliable
direct connectivity to markets around the world. Our expansions in
Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan enable the region’s businesses to power
their competitiveness and growth while future-proofing their
Hioki, Asia CCO and Regional Executive, Colt
“Asia Pacific businesses are under increasing pressure to evolve their
networks to support web-scale applications and cloud-based services.
Leading operators like Colt are taking steps to help address this need
by deploying new innovations that allow them to not only scale their
networks, but add more programmability so that they can automatically
adjust to meet changing user demands.”
B. Smith, president and CEO, Ciena
Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation
through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ
Network connects over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North
America’s largest business hubs, with over 25,000 on-net buildings and
growing. Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first.
Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities
in nearly 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in
software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation
(NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound
companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer
experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit www.colt.net.
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