Colt upgrades European Supercore fiber network with Infinera DTN-X

Optical transport systems house Infinera says it is supplying its DTN-X packet-optical transport platform to Colt Technology Services. Colt is using the gear to upgrade its pan-European long-haul network, dubbed the European Supercore.

Optical transport systems house Infinera says it is supplying its DTN-X packet-optical transport platform to Colt Technology Services. Colt is using the gear to upgrade its pan-European long-haul network, dubbed the European Supercore.

Colt, a European provider of network, voice, data center, and managed cloud services, is a longstanding Infinera customer (see "COLT selects Infinera for pan-European network" and "Colt Technology rolls out 100 Gigabit Ethernet via Infinera DTN"). It operates the European Supercore to connect such major European hubs as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Zurich, Vienna, and Dublin. Addition of the DTN-X provides a total systems capacity of 8 Tbps while supporting rapid service provision and high reliability for the operator's carrier, cloud provider, and enterprise customers, Infinera asserts.

"This network upgrade is the latest in a series of investments in our network and will allow Colt to rapidly provision high-bandwidth services to our customer base in Europe," explained Zhongmin Guo, vice president of strategy and business development, Network Services at Colt Technology Services (see "Colt chooses Cyan for Carrier Ethernet network upgrade" and "Colt deploys ADVA's 100G Core technology"). "The Infinera platform allows us to easily scale the network as customer demand increases over time, giving Colt the flexibility needed to effectively support our customers."

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