Colt Technology uses Infinera DTN platform to offer 100 Gigabit Ethernet services

Telecom Lead America: Colt Technology Services is using Infinera DTN platform over Colt’s long distance network to offer 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to its customers.

To offer 100GbE services across its infrastructure, Colt will combine 20 Colt carrier neutral data centers and a scalable long distance network.

Colt’s network connects Europe’s major business areas with 39 metropolitan area networks and 18,000 directly connected buildings.

Infinera’s DTN platform enables Colt to expand its network capabilities and data centre. With Infinera’s DTN platform capability embedded in Colt’s long distance network, the company can continue to respond to the increasing demand for high bandwidth scalable Ethernet services from wholesale carriers and enterprise customers in the finance and media sectors.

Luke Broome, CTO at Colt

“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.

The Infinera DTN platform, built with photonic integrated circuits (PICs), offers Colt operational simplicity and scalability. By deploying a PIC-based solution, Colt directly benefits from reduced sized equipment using less power, reduced costs and improved reliability, thereby resulting in lower capital and operational expenses while operating a more flexible long-haul optical network.

“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.”

Recently, TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) selected DTN-X with Infinera Instant Bandwidth delivering 100 Gigabits per second (100G) of optical transport capacity via software control across its North American network.

The DTN-X platform enables TSIC to offer its customers up to 100G bandwidth-on-demand and lower its operational costs.

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