Colt expands Nordic network to Finland
High bandwidth Colt IQ Network expanded to Helsinki as data centre demands increase
Colt Technology Services has announced the expansion of the high bandwidth Colt IQ Network to Helsinki to meet the burgeoning demand for high bandwidth connectivity between data centres and organisations in the region.
Colt is providing new network routes including 10Tbps capacity to Stockholm, and a 100Gbps-enabled connection closing Colt’s fibre ring from Finland towards Germany, linking Helsinki to Warsaw and Berlin.
"Finland’s appeal as a hotbed for data centre investment puts the country firmly on the high bandwidth map, attracting data centre operators, connectivity providers and enterprise users," said Tim Passingham, vice president of wholesale at Colt. "As part of our global investment programme of €500 million over the next three years, we aim to create faster routes for customers seeking increasingly demanding SLAs, building on Finland’s strategic importance as a gateway hub between Europe and Asia."
Customers in Finland will also have access to the extensive Colt IQ Network which delivers connectivity to over 700 key data centres and more than 24,500 buildings worldwide, as well as the long distance network connecting Europe to key hubs in Asia, including Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, enabling businesses to future proof their high bandwidth connectivity needs.
The news follows Colt’s deployment of a new point of presence (PoP) in Interxion’s Marseille MRS1 data centre.