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01 March 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Colt Technology Services has announced that it is expanding its IQ network to Hong Kong by July 2017, launching high-speed bandwidth up to 100Gbps.
The expansion of the network to Hong Kong, announced in mid-January 2017, is part of the ongoing investment project being undertaken by Colt in Asia, which includes similar projects in Japan and Singapore. It comprises of both fibre-optic and Ethernet architecture and will provide connectivity to approximately 80% of Hong Kong's commercial buildings, including full commercial coverage in the Hong Kong Island, East Kowloon and West Kowloon CBDs.
“Many companies are looking to transform their digital infrastructure in the face of growing demand for bandwidth and connectivity requirements”, said Colt's Asia CCO and regional executive Kenji Hioki. The expansion aims to meet the surge in bandwidth demand as well as the need for on-demand services and network flexibility, particularly for financial services companies and enterprises linked to the Internet of Things (IoT), fintech and big data.
“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. The launch in Hong Kong enables the region’s businesses to power their competitiveness and growth while future-proofing their connectivity needs,” added Hioki.
The Colt IQ Network, which currently spans 24,500 buildings and 700 data centres around the world, is a 100Gbps network, optimised with software defined network (SDN) capabilities, providing best-in-class services spanning 28 countries and 49 metro area networks, including: Tokyo, Sydney, Busan, Chicago, New York, London, Frankfurt and Paris.