Monday, July 2, 2012

Infinera Powers Colt’s New Low Latency Route into Ireland

 Infinera confirmed that Colt is using its DTN platform for a new low latency fiber route into Ireland.
This new extension to Colt’s high capacity network results in a record low latency of 4.267ms from Dublin to London. The new route is part of Colt s ongoing investment in its network infrastructure in Ireland and will be followed by an extension from Dublin to Cork, Ireland s second largest city, toward the end of the year. The route incorporates the new Sea Fibre Networks cable, CeltixConnect (the shortest, most diverse sub-sea link between Ireland and the UK) and has an optical layer based on the Infinera DTN platform for seamless integration into Colt's existing 100Gbps ready long distance network.

Colt currently carries over 500 Gbps of traffic across the Irish Sea. With this announcement, Colt s total capacity between Dublin and London is now 4.8Tbps. Colt first selected the Infinera DTN platform for their pan-European long distance network to speed the delivery of new services in 2009. Colt’s infrastructure consist of a 43,000km European network connecting 39 metropolitan area networks, 100+ cities and 20 Colt data centers. In 2010, Infinera helped Colt complete its first European field trial of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) services.