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Colt to revamp Japanese network infrastructure

First Published 25th October 2016

Colt announces revamp of fibre-optic network and Layer 2 network expansion in Japan.

Intended to enable high-bandwidth services with speeds ranging from 10Gbps up to 100Gbps on mass scale, with greater routes and diversity, the phased expansion of both available services and coverage areas is slated to begin in January 2017.

Cloud service providers, financial organizations, content distributors, and 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 high-bandwidth networks. Colt said it aims to provide immediate response to the predicted increase in network traffic and subsequent market-generated demand.

Service Expansion Details

Colt Leased Line Service (Fibre-Optic Network)

  • Added service availability in metro area networks with speeds up to 100Gbps and quick service initiation
  • Multi-route diversity for protected connectivity between Tokyo and Osaka, and between cable stations (Chikura and Maruyama) and metro area networks
  • 50% increase in number of POPs (including both data centre and other nodes)
  • Service launch: January 2017 (sequential addition of coverage areas)

etherXEN (L2 Network)

  • Increase in etherXEN service areas offering bandwidth up to 10Gbps
  • Backbone capacity expandability up to 100Gbps with high-bandwidth services available on short lead times
  • Service launch: 2017 Q2