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Colt included Bucharest in the expansion of its IQ Network in the CEE region

Colt Technology Services has announced on Thursday the expansion of the Colt IQ Network in Central and Eastern Europe, further powering businesses digital transformation in the region through on-demand and high bandwidth services.

Colt is investing in the region as a response to its rapid economic growth, providing the high bandwidth connectivity needed to ensure businesses continue to thrive.

This expansion will connect major hubs in the region with more than 7,000km of new fibre infrastructure. The cities which will be connected include: Sofia (Bulgaria), Zagreb (Croatia), Brno (Czech Republic), Prague (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Krakow (Poland), Warsaw (Poland), Bucharest (Romania), Belgrade (Serbia) and Bratislava (Slovakia). As well as linking these cities, this expansion will also connect 10 data centres with end-to-end capabilities on Ciena network equipment and a Cisco packet platform.

Colt has been investing heavily in expanding its Colt IQ Network this year, with the business also increasing its reach and density in both Dublin and Berlin. These expansions highlight Colt’s drive to ensure that Colt is the main force behind the connections needed to propel businesses forward.

Connectivity is central to the future of every economy and, for Eastern and Central Europe, Colt can be a key player in increasing competitiveness, boosting productivity and meeting the future demands of enterprises,” said Carl Grivner, CEO of Colt Technology Services. “Over the past year, we have announced the significant expansion of our Colt IQ Network in Europe, Asia and North America. We are determined to ensure that we meet the growing demands of the local and international businesses that we serve and that are driving economic growth around the world.”

The Colt IQ Network will be available in Central and Eastern European countries in Q1 2019, offering wave services up to 100Gbps, Spectrum services and Ethernet services.

The Colt IQ Network connects 850+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 27,500 on net buildings and growing. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV).

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