EdgeConneX says it has signed an agreement with Colt Technology Services that will see the fiber network based services provider link its Colt IQ Network with several EdgeConneX facilities, starting with the Amsterdam Edge Data Center (EDC).
The Colt IQ Network links global cloud aggregation points via multiple 100-Gbps transatlantic and transpacific connections (see, for example, "Colt announces plans for cable capacity upgrades across Asia"). Colt’s fiber-optic network connects with more than 850 data centers and carrier hotels and over 26,000 on-net buildings globally. The footprint includes four continents and 28 countries.
“Colt’s customer-oriented strategy focuses on delivering agile, high bandwidth services in key business and digital hubs around the world,” comments Andrew Edison, vice president, wholesale at Colt. “Global bandwidth requirements are continuing to explode, driven by a multitude of factors such as the sheer appetite for content as well as the data produced by the Internet of Things. A partnership such as this allows Colt to accelerate our ambition of being the leader in enabling our customers’ digital transformation by delivering tailored connectivity solutions that meet the growing needs of multinational organizations today.”
EdgeConneX focuses on enabling fast delivery of data to end-users via its purpose-built EDCs. The company says it has positioned these facilities close to network provider aggregation points to ensure low latency with improved security and quality of service (see, for example, "EdgeConneX to offer access to Telia Carrier network, interconnection points"). “Colt will be an excellent partner in our Internet ecosystem and our customers will receive access to an expansive network of key aggregation points around the world, providing a new level of fiber connectivity unlike anything previously available,” said Dick Theunissen, managing director, EMEA, at EdgeConneX. “We are excited to welcome Colt into our Amsterdam EDC initially and look forward to extending this partnership into other Edge locations so that we can further our mission of delivering advanced connectivity at the Edge of the network across the globe.”
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