02 July 2018
| James Pearce
Colt Technology Services and EdgeConneX have partnered to link up Colt’s IQ Network to several EdgeConneX facilities, offering connectivity closer to the edge.
The partnership will see
Colt’s high-bandwidth IQ network link to
EdgeConneX facilities, beginning with its Amsterdam Edge Data
Center, which was its first EDC in Europe.
The Amsterdam facility offers secure colocation services for
customers looking to deliver content and applications to local
markets with the lowest available latency. EdgeConneX customers
using the facility include regional and local cable
"Colt will be an excellent partner in our Internet ecosystem
and our customers will receive access to an expansive network
of key aggregation points around the world, providing a new
level of fiber connectivity unlike anything previously
available," explains Dick Theunissen, Managing Director EMEA,
"We are excited to welcome Colt into our Amsterdam EDC
initially and look forward to extending this partnership into
other Edge locations so that we can further our mission of
delivering advanced connectivity at the Edge of the network
across the globe."
The deal sees Colt’s IQ Network, which links
850 data centre and carrier hotels across 28 countries in four
continents, connect into the EdgeConneX unit. The IQ Network
has over 26,000 on net buildings, and now covers Europe, Asia
and North America following a number of expansions announced by
Colt over the past year,
The partnership, according to Colt, will allow the
London-based, privately-owned telecoms company to address
growing demands for connectivity at the edge on both a local
and global scale. Though EdgeConneX said the deal would see
Colt connect into several of its facilities, the only location
revealed so far is Amsterdam.
"Colt’s customer-oriented strategy focuses on
delivering agile, high bandwidth services in key business and
digital hubs around the world," comments Andrew Edison, Vice
President, Wholesale at Colt.
"Global bandwidth requirements are continuing to explode,
driven by a multitude of factors such as the sheer appetite for
content as well as the data produced by the Internet of
Things. A partnership such as this allows Colt to
accelerate our ambition of being the leader in enabling our
customers’ digital transformation by delivering
tailored connectivity solutions that meet the growing needs of
multinational organizations today."
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