Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Colt Delivers 100 GbE Across Europe with Infinera

Colt Technology Services has begun offering 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services over its pan-European long-haul fiber network using the Infinera DTN platform.

Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fiber connections into 18,000 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centers.

Colt can now offer 100GbE services across this infrastructure.

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

Infinera noted that Colt first deployed its DTN in 2009 and that an early trial of 100GbE services over the London to Frankfurt route was completed in 2010.


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