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Colt Deploys Infinera's Network to Deploy Low Latency Routes in Europe

Colt is now offering a measured latency of 4.22 milliseconds between London and Frankfurt and 2.65 milliseconds between Paris and Brussels.

Colt, a European information delivery platform, has deployed Infinera’s low latency optical network systems to support low latency services on its new pan European network for financial trading firms, according today’s announcement.

With Infinera’s ability to deliver substantial reductions in latency through the benefit of new direct fiber routes, Colt is now offering a new London to Frankfurt route with a measured latency of 4.22 milliseconds between London and Frankfurt and 2.65 milliseconds between Paris and Brussels, according to the release.

“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,” commentedTerry Quigley, Head of Industry Practices at Colt, in the release 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.

Infinera’s Digital Optical Networks architecture enables the rapid deployment, fast provisioning, and simple, quick, and cost-effective operation of the optical network, stated the release. Infinera’s 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.

Infinera worked closely with Colt to customize a solution to deliver the lowest possible latency to the Colt network, according to Infinera VP for Network Strategy Chris Liou, in the release. “As the leader in digital optical networking, Infinera utilizes a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the photonic integrated circuit (PIC). “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,” stated Liou in the release.

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