COLT AN­NOUNCES 100GBPS UP­GRADE PLANS FOR JA­PANESE FI­BRE NET­WORK

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Colt Tech­nol­ogy Ser­vices has an­nounced plans to re­vamp its fi­bre net­work in­fra­struc­ture in Ja­pan, en­abling high­speed band­width up to 100Gbps on a mass scale.

The phased ex­pan­sion, which will also in­clude an ex­ten­sive Layer 2 net­work ex­pan­sion, is set to be­gin in Jan­uary 2017.

It will see Colt’s leased line ser­vice in the coun­try pro­vid­ing speeds be­tween 10Gbps and 100G in metro area net­works. It will also add multi-route di­ver­sity for pro­tected con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween Tokyo and Osaka.

Colt has also an­nounced plans to in­crease its num­ber of points of pres­ence by 50%, in­clud­ing both data cen­tres and other nodes. It has be­gun con­struct­ing its sec­ond data cen­tre in Tokyo, which is sched­uled to open be­fore the end of 2017.

The sec­ond part of the ex­pan­sion, set to launch in Q2 2017, will see Colt in­crease etherxen ser­vice ar­eas which of­fer speeds up to 10Gbps. It will also ex­pand back­bone ca­pac­ity up to 100Gbps with high band­width ser­vices.

In a state­ment, Colt said: “Cloud ser­vice providers, fi­nan­cial or­gan­i­sa­tions, con­tent dis­trib­u­tors, and even ISPS all in­creas­ingly re­quire back­bone net­works with greater re­li­a­bil­ity, higher ca­pac­ity, and speeds greater than 10Gbps.

“Fur­ther­more, re­cent years have seen a drop in high-band­width costs, as well as busi­ness-wide adop­tion of high­band­width net­works. Colt is mov­ing swiftly with their re­vamp in or­der to pro­vide im­me­di­ate re­sponse to the pre­dicted in­crease in net­work traf­fic and sub­se­quent mar­ket-gen­er­ated de­mand.”

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