23 January 2018
| James Pearce
Colt Technology Services has unveiled plans to bolster its software-defined networking offering by expanding into both Hong Kong and Singapore.
The On Demand SDN service, which is
powered by Colt’s IQ Network was recently launched
in Japan, but the UK-based carrier said it will expand the
offering further into the Asia Pacific region as it looks to
develop a global offering.
Colt claim’s its SDN offering gives businesses
more control over their network by scaling high bandwidth
requirements up and down in real-time, creating flexibility,
agility and driving cost efficiencies.
The Colt IQ Network currently reaches key business hubs
across Europe, Asia and North America, connecting to more than
25,000 buildings and over 800 data centres worldwide. It is set
to go live in Singapore and Hong Kong in Q2 2018.
Carl Grivner, CEO at Colt commented: "Being better connected
in 2018 is something that Colt wants to make sure is part of
its entire DNA - from the services and infrastructure we invest
in, to the customer experience we offer. We understand
connectivity matters and the expansion pipeline of our Colt IQ
Network and On Demand SDN services is the perfect example of
how Colt is fully embracing this vision."
"As the digital transformation journey continues in the APAC
region, Colt wants to make sure that we are comprehensively set
up in the area to guarantee Colt is front of mind when
businesses are thinking about future proofing or expanding
their technical and business operations," Grivner added.