Colt looks to metro footprint expansion in Singapore, Hong Kong

Fiber-optic network service provider Colt says it will extend the reach of its Colt IQ Network in Singapore and Hong Kong this year. The upgrades are part of a plan to expand Colt's presence across Asia over the next three years.

Fiber-optic network service provider Colt says it will extend the reach of its Colt IQ Network in Singapore and Hong Kong this year. The upgrades are part of a plan to expand Colt's presence across Asia over the next three years (see, for example, "Colt targets Japanese fiber-optic network infrastructure upgrades").

In Singapore, Colt plans a significant expansion of existing coverage and provisioning of high-bandwidth capacity. The expansion will include the installation of new fiber-optic cable. The projects in both cities will comprise both Optical and Ethernet architecture.

The work in Singapore will begin in April, with Hong Kong and other Asian cities to follow in 2017 and beyond.

Across Asia, Colt will add more submarine cable routes to its backbone and increase core network resiliency. Colt says it will be able to link businesses in Singapore and Hong Kong directly to hundreds of international cities, including Busan, Tokyo, Sydney, Chicago, New York, London, Frankfurt, and Paris via its global network.

Overall, Colt expects to become the only network services provider with a fully owned series of metro fiber-optic networks in key Asian cities (including Tokyo, Osaka and Singapore) and major European cities.

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