Colt Embarks on Asia Network Upgrades in Global Expansion Push

Colt is on an aggressive expansion plan to provide its Colt IQ Network service to more enterprise customers in Asia, but in some countries, this requires some groundwork first. Wei-Shen Wong outlines the vendor’s plans in the region.

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While it faces competition in the software-defined networking (SDN) space from other telecommunications providers, such as global telecom operator Telstra and Singapore’s Singtel, Colt sees demand for end-to-end high-bandwidth services increasing in Asia’s key metro networks—Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore—driven by continuous growth of datacenter and cloud computing usage, and mobile data traffic, says chief commercial officer Tom Regent, citing a Cisco study that predicts cloud datacenter tr