Colt to extend SDN service to Hong Kong and Singapore

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.

Carl Grivner, CEO of Colt, 100x150The 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.