Colt Expands Asia Pacific Network with Ciena

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 8:00 PM Print This Post

Boosts network capacity and programmability for high-bandwidth
applications and cloud services across Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore

Technology Services
continues to invest in its core assets in the
Asia Pacific region with the deployment of Ciena’s
(NYSE: CIEN) 6500
Converged Packet Optical Platform, which is capable of delivering
reliable 100Gbps and 200Gbps services to meet increasing demands for
bandwidth. 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.

Key facts:

  • Colt provides high-bandwidth network and communications services for
    enterprises, capital markets and wholesale businesses across Europe,
    Asia and North America. It delivers a range of data connectivity
    products, voice solutions and secure network services to over 800 data
    centres and more than 25,000 on-net buildings.
  • 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 100Gbps with
    coverage to more than 90 percent 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.
  • Ciena’s 6500,
    powered by WaveLogic
    , will support the Colt 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.

Executive comments:

  • “This investment further reinforces Colt’s commitment to the Asia
    Pacific region. 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. 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.”
    -     Kenji
    Hioki, Asia CCO and Regional Executive, Colt
  • “Asia Pacific businesses are under increasing pressure to evolve their
    networks to support web-scale applications and cloud-based services.
    Leading operators like Colt are taking steps to help address this need
    by deploying new innovations that allow them to not only scale their
    networks, but add more programmability so that they can automatically
    adjust to meet changing user demands.”
    -     Gary
    B. Smith, president and CEO, Ciena

About Colt

Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation
through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ
Network connects over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North
America’s largest business hubs, with over 25,000 on-net buildings and
growing. Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first.
Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities
in nearly 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in
software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation
(NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound
companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer
experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit

About Ciena

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a network strategy and technology company. We
translate best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch,
consultative business model – with a relentless drive to create
exceptional experiences measured by outcomes. For updates on Ciena,
follow us on Twitter @Ciena,
the Ciena
Insights blog
, or visit

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Press Contact:
Ciena Corporation
Jamie Moody, +1
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Technology Services Co., Ltd.
Chen Liang, +81 3 4560 4480
[email protected]
Ciena Corporation
Gregg Lampf, +1 410-694-5700
[email protected]


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