Colt to deploy additional fibre in Berlin
Colt Technology Services has announced plans to expand its Colt IQ Network in Berlin, Germany to support the digital transformation of its customers in the region.
The project will enable the delivery of on-demand, high bandwidth services as well as adding 100km of fibre to Colt’s global footprint, which at present includes 500 on net buildings.
“Berlin is the fastest-growing business ecosystem in Europe,” said Carl Grivner, CEO, Colt Technology Services “The expansion in the German capital is part of Colt’s wider expansion strategy, which aims to help customers across Europe, Asia and North America through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. We have connected 13 major cities in North America, including New York, San Francisco and Chicago, to Colt’s dense Asian and European metro networks. We also increased our coverage in Spain, adding 22 new provinces to our local reach in the country and we deployed more fibre in the city of Dublin; expanding our IQ Network to enable the digital transformation of businesses today and tomorrow.”
The company says that the new investment will ensure that the Colt IQ Network will be able to meet the growing connectivity requirements of digital enterprises. Colt has bee operating its Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) in Berlin since 1997. The company also has MANs in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart.
“The consistent expansion of fibre is an important prerequisite for the use of 5G technologies, as it forms the necessary backhaul infrastructure for the transfer rates possible according to this standard. With our investment, we are supporting Berlin on its way to becoming a digital metropolis and the Berlin start-up scene. Colt has a very special connection with Berlin because we have been a Digital Cinema Partner of the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlinale) since 2009 and are contributing to its digitisation. For Colt, Berlin as a city is important and continues to grow with the expansion announced today,” said Süleyman Karaman, managing director of Colt Technology Services GmbH in Germany.