Colt Deploys Infinera to Deliver Low Latency Routes in Europe

Infinera has announced that Colt has deployed their low-latency optical networking systems to support services on its next generation pan-European network. With Infinera systems optimised to deliver substantial reductions in latency and the benefit of new direct fibre routes, Colt is now offering services with a measured latency of 4.22 milliseconds between London and Frankfurt and 2.65 milliseconds between Paris and Brussels.

Infinera says their low-latency solutions are engineered to provide significantly lower latency than conventional DWDM solutions through the use of innovative optics and electronics that drive latency out of the optical network. Infinera’s solutions facilitate the delivery of native wavelengths across the optical network as well as other important data and storage protocols for applications including business continuity and disaster recovery. The company adds that like all Infinera products these provide industry-leading levels of reliability and 24×7 customer support.

Infinera’s Digital Optical Networks architecture enables the rapid deployment, fast provisioning, and simple, quick, and cost-effective operation of the optical network. Infinera’s GMPLS-powered management software provides for end-to-end management of the optical network and the provisioning of services quickly and accurately with a minimum of human intervention.

“When it comes to succeeding in the financial markets, technology – including the underpinning network – is what drives competitive advantage. Colt addresses the need to be ahead of the game with its FastNet Ultra Portfolio. We’ve chosen Infinera for our next generation network, and our new low-latency networks between major financial centers, to give our customers the performance, quality, and reliability they expect,” said Terry Quigley, Head of Industry Practices at Colt. Headquartered in London, Colt operates a 25,000 kilometer pan-European network spanning 13 countries, providing business communications and IT managed services to thousands of customers across Europe.

“We’ve worked closely with Colt to customize a solution to deliver the lowest possible latency to the Colt network,” said Infinera vice president for network strategy Chris Liou. “As the leader in digital optical networking, our focus is on using innovative technologies to deliver new solutions and competitive advantages to our customers, and we are pleased Colt has deployed Infinera’s unique Bandwidth Virtualization solution and low-latency technologies to enable highly differentiated low-latency services within Europe, including 1GbE and 10GbE and beyond.”

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