Colt deploys Infinera’s 100G Ethernet services

21 November 2012 | Kavit Majithia


Colt has deployed Infinera’s 100G Ethernet service over the European operator’s long distance network.

The partnership will enable Colt to offer 100G Ethernet services across its infrastructure, and combine 20 Colt carrier neutral data centres, with its long distance network, to connect Colt’s 39 metropolitan area networks and 18,000 directly connected buildings.

Colt is expanding its data centre and network infrastructure in strategic areas for customers to utilise its services.

Infinera’s DTN platform will enable Colt to expand its network capabilities, and respond to high bandwidth demands through scalable Ethernet services from wholesale carriers and enterprise customers in the finance and media sectors.

“As the company continues to transform from a traditional B2B telecoms operator to a provider of integrated IT and network services, enhancing our Ethernet services capabilities is key to delivering an end-to-end service experience that matches our customer’s agenda,” said Luke Broome, CTO at Colt.

“Our use of Infinera DTN to deliver 100GbE services on our long distance network will support customers with the highest performance demands in achieving their business priorities.”

Colt first deployed the Infinera DTN in 2009, and its first trial in 2010 came over the Colt London to Frankfurt route.