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Colt the first to bring 400GE optical services to Hong Kong and Singapore

Colt the first to bring 400GE optical services to Hong Kong and Singapore

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Colt Technology Services, a leading global provider of agile, high bandwidth connectivity solutions, has announced the availability of its new 400GE Wave and Private Wave services, making it the first telco to offer the technology in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Based on Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) coherent optical technology, the 400GE service builds upon Colt’s high bandwidth optical portfolio delivered on the IQ Network, which includes Wave, Spectrum and Private Wave, to deliver the next generation of services with unparalleled end-user experience over a fully programmable network.

Since the launch of its IQ Network in 2016, Colt has continued to drive innovation in optical networking via an extensive program of investment, testing and deployment of leading-edge technologies. In Asia, the Colt IQ Network connects to more than 95 data centres and 6,800 on net buildings, along with more than 900 data centres and over 29,000 enterprise buildings globally.

Colt will use Ciena’s Waveserver 5 platform, powered by WL5e 800G technology, to enable efficient 400GE between locations on the IQ Network to meet the highest levels of bandwidth demands from customers.

This follows Colt’s announcement from March 2021, which shared its successful provisioning of 600G wavelengths in a long-haul live network in Japan in close collaboration with Ciena – making Colt the first and only provider with long distance 600G capability in the country.

Masato Hoshino, Colt President and Head of Asia, said: “Being the first to deliver 400GE commercially in our metro networks across the Asia Pacific region reflects Colt’s position as an industry pioneer. This is a milestone for connectivity in Asia and reflects our commitment to delivering next-generation agile connectivity solutions to the region. Customers in Asia are demanding increasingly high bandwidth services and we’re continuing to innovate and help transform the way they do business.”

Kazuyasu Takahashi, Vice President and General Manager, Ciena Japan, said: “To keep up with evolving digital lifestyles and the networks that support them, leading providers like Colt understand how critical it is to have a network that can adapt and respond seamlessly and efficiently. Ciena’s WaveLogic technology address this need by adding more scalability, programmability and intelligence to Colt’s network.”

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