Colt Technology rolls out 100 Gigabit Ethernet via Infinera DTN

European computing and network services provider Colt Technology Services is now offering 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) services over its long-distance network using DTN platforms from provider Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN).

European computing and network services provider Colt Technology Services is now offering 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) services over its long-distance network using DTN platforms from provider Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN).

Colt first deployed the Infinera DTN in 2009 (see “COLT selects Infinera for pan-European network”) and has used the system to provide a variety of services (see “Colt claims low latency of 4.22 ms between London to Frankfurt”). The service provider and Infinera have collaborated on bringing 100GbE services to Colt’s enterprise and wholesale customers for several years, including a 100GbE field trial in 2010.

The new 100GbE services leverage Colt’s European infrastructure, which includes 20 carrier neutral data centers and its long distance network that links 39 metropolitan area networks. Colt’s network includes direct connections to 18,000 buildings across the continent.

“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.”

“Colt plays an integral role in providing critical network and IT services throughout Europe,” said Chris Champion, vice president, EMEA sales at Infinera. “We are pleased that Colt has chosen us to deliver high speed optical Ethernet services to their customers.”

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