Colt deploys 400GE service across Europe and Asia-Pacific

Colt deploys 400GE service across Europe and Asia-Pacific

07 October 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Colt Technology Services (Colt) confirms the availability of its new 400GE wave and private wave services.

The news makes Colt the first telco to offer customers access to the technology as-a-service across both Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Powered by Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) coherent optical technology, the 400GE service adds to Colt’s high bandwidth optical portfolio delivered on the IQ Network, which includes wave, spectrum and private wave, over a fully programmable network.

“As a company, we’re known for our innovation – and that’s really highlighted with this announcement, with us being the first to deliver 400GE commercially across both Europe and the Asia Pacific," said Vivek Gaur, VP of network engineering at Colt.

"Colt continues to make systematic and strategic investments to drive innovation in the IQ Network, introducing next-generation, scalable and sustainable optical network technology in partnership with Ciena. We’re staying one step ahead in the market and helping our customers transform the way they do business through high bandwidth connectivity.”

Colt will use Ciena’s Waveserver 5 platform, powered by WL5e 800G technology to enable efficient 400GE between locations on the IQ Network, to meet the highest levels of bandwidth demands from customers.

“In today’s digital era, end users expect more high-quality and innovative digital experiences," said Jamie Jefferies, vice president and general manager of international at Ciena.

"Ciena’s industry-leading WaveLogic technology continues to push the envelope and give innovative providers like Colt the ability to construct their network to adapt and meet enterprise connectivity requirements that power digital transformations across the world."

In related news, September saw Colt and Liquid Intelligent Technologies become the latest carriers to speed the move away from the conventional telephone network.

Both companies announced that they have joined the cloud-based Operator Connect service that is part of Microsoft Teams, allowing enterprise users to make global phone calls via the Teams service.