Colt beefs up Asia-Pacific network with Ciena packet optical gear

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Colt Technology Services has deployed Ciena’s 6500 Converged Packet Optical Platform as part of its ongoing plan to invest in its network in the Asia Pacific region.

Ciena says its 6500 platform, powered by WaveLogic Ai, is capable of delivering 100-Gbps and 200-Gbps services to meet increasing demands for bandwidth. Ciena says the 6500 will support Colt’s IQ Network expansion across the Asia-Pacific region, allowing Colt to more efficiently deliver ultra-high bandwidth services and manage unpredictable traffic growth.

Colt will also leverage Ciena’s unified management solution, which provides greater network control across domains and network layers, reducing troubleshooting and ensuring efficient use of resources, says Ciena.

The Asia-Pacific-wide deployment on the Colt IQ Network began in September 2017 and will support Colt’s growth across key Asia Pacific markets, including Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as help strengthen intercontinental connections into Europe.

In Asia, Colt specializes in low latency networks and provides connectivity to all major Asia exchanges. Colt recently marked the expansion of its metro area network in Singapore as well as the start of construction of the company’s newest metro area network in Hong Kong. Once completed, Colt’s Singapore metro area network expansion is expected to offer carrier-grade connectivity of up to 100 Gbps with coverage to more than 90% of Singapore’s enterprises.

Similarly, Colt’s Hong Kong metro area network brings high-bandwidth capabilities to Hong-Kong based enterprises. SMEs and MNCs in a variety of industries will be able to connect to both domestic and global markets quickly and securely through a single provider.

“Many companies are looking to transform their digital infrastructure and Colt’s high-bandwidth services are designed to meet the ever-growing demand from enterprises for fast, secure and reliable direct connectivity to markets around the world,” said Kenji Hioki, Asia CCO and Regional Executive of Colt. “Our expansions in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan enable the region’s businesses to power their competitiveness and growth while future-proofing their connectivity needs.”

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