Colt opens low-latency route from Dublin to London

European network services provider Colt says its new network route from Dublin to London is online. The route offers improved resilience, lower costs, and “the fastest possible speed” between Ireland and mainland Europe, Colt asserts.

European network services provider Colt says its new network route from Dublin to London is online. The route offers improved resilience, lower costs, and “the fastest possible speed” between Ireland and mainland Europe, Colt asserts.

Colt is quoting latency of 4.267 ms between Colt nodes in London and Dublin, with connectivity up to 10 Gbps. Colt says it currently carries over 500 Gbps of traffic across the Irish Sea. The new Dublin-London link extends Colt’s total capacity between the two cities to 4.8 Tbps.

The new route, which is part of Colt’s wider strategic network investment plan for Europe, incorporates the new Sea Fibre Networks cable, CeltixConnect, which is based on the Infinera DTN platform.

Colt says it’s not done in Ireland. The service provider also has an extension from Dublin to Cork on its roadmap, with completion of this new connection expected toward the end of this year.

In addition to supplying connectivity to financial services firms, Colt says it counts the majority of multinationals based in Ireland with network services. It provides last-mile fiber to more than 250 locations in Dublin, according to Gary Keogh, director, Colt Ireland.

“Ireland is an exciting place for Colt because of the enormous success of its ICT sector which continues to grow, particularly in the Dublin area,” said Keogh. Our continued investment here will ensure Ireland remains right at the heart of Europe’s network infrastructure and the location of choice for large enterprises across a number of sectors.”

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