Colt Deploys ADVA 100G Core to Answer UK Enterprise Data Demand

ADVA Optical Networking's Scalability Plays Key Role in Selection

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| Source: ADVA Optical Networking SE

LONDON, March 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Colt has deployed the ADVA 100G Core to address bandwidth growth from its U.K. enterprise customers. A customer of ADVA Optical Networking for over 15 years, Colt chose the ADVA 100G Core technology because of its plug-and-play simplicity and ease of use. The ADVA 100G Core has been optimized to interoperate with all major optical transport systems and enables Colt to upgrade existing customer networks without disrupting data traffic or making additional costly installations. This optimization ensures enterprise customers can rapidly scale from 10G to 100G and beyond.   

"Our enterprise customers have some of the most rigorous networking demands in the world. They need long-term partners they can trust, a network they can depend upon," said Peter Coppens, Network Services Solution Line Director, Colt. "That's why our relationship with ADVA Optical Networking is so important. They don't just build great technology; they help us build trust and long term relationships, which are key for our customers. With the ADVA 100G Core, the team at ADVA Optical Networking has produced something that answers a definite pain point - how can I migrate to 100G without major upgrades. This is a question that our customers no longer have to worry about."

Colt's enterprise customers include some of the world's largest financial institutions, media companies and professional services organizations. Its customers are experiencing expanding bandwidth requirements and need a supporting network that can scale in line with their business demands. Fully integrated into the ADVA FSP 3000, the ADVA 100G Core provides this scalability, ensuring seamless migration as and when required. However, to ensure that all of its customers can benefit from 100G, Colt is also trialing the ADVA 100G Metro. This direct detect technology provides data transport over shorter distances and delivers significant cost, power and space optimization - an ideal combination for metro applications.    

"We're continually listening to our customers, continually listening to their needs. It's this information that drives our focus, that drives our technology," commented Alistair Swales, senior vice president, Sales U.K. and Ireland, ADVA Optical Networking. "That's why our 100G portfolio is proving so successful. It addresses specific applications with tailored performance metrics. For enterprises that require 100G technology but don't want to make costly upgrades, then our ADVA 100G Core fits perfectly. Yet we strongly believe that every customer should be given the opportunity to access 100G. Ultimately, this is the very essence of our 100G Metro and with Colt's trial of this technology the U.K. enterprise community may soon have 100G technology for every networking need."

Watch ADVA Optical Networking's latest 100G Metro video for further information: adva.li/100metro.

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At ADVA Optical Networking we're creating new opportunities for tomorrow's networks, a new vision for a connected world. Our intelligent telecommunications hardware, software and services have been deployed by several hundred service providers and thousands of enterprises. Over the past twenty years, our innovative connectivity solutions have helped to drive our customers' networks forward, helped to drive their businesses to new levels of success. We forge close working relationships with all our customers. As your trusted partner we ensure that we're always ready to exceed your networking expectations. For more information on our products and our team, please visit us at: www.advaoptical.com.

About Colt

Colt is the information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers. Colt operates in 22 European countries and the US with a 46,000km European network and transatlantic network capacity. Colt has metropolitan area networks in 41 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 19,800 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centres. In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality data centre solutions at a Colt or customer site. Our innovative data centres are rapid to deploy, flexible and highly efficient.mIn addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market; Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers.Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). www.colt.net

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