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March 25, 2014

Colt Addresses U.K. Enterprise Bandwidth Growth with ADVA 100G Core

Colt, an information delivery platform, upgraded its existing customer networks in the U.K. with ADVA (News - Alert) 100G Core in order to cater to the rising bandwidth demands. This network optimization allows Colt's enterprise customers to rapidly scale from 10G to 100G and beyond.

Colt has been catering to a range of enterprise customers which include financial institutions, media companies and professional services organizations and was in need for a network upgrade that would support their ever changing business demands. With ADVA 100G Core, an offering that is fully integrated into the ADVA FSP 3000, scalable WDM transport solution, Colt realized that it will be able to seamlessly migrate to 100G infrastructure and deliver lot of benefits to its enterprise customers.

Peter Coppens, network services solution line director at Colt commented, "Our enterprise customers have some of the most rigorous networking demands in the world. They need long-term partners they can trust, a network they can depend upon. That's why our relationship with ADVA Optical Networking (News - Alert) is so important. They don't just build great technology; they help us build trust and long term relationships, which are key for our customers. With the ADVA 100G Core, the team at ADVA Optical Networking has produced something that answers a definite pain point - how can I migrate to 100G without major upgrades. This is a question that our customers no longer have to worry about."

ADVA explained that its 100G Core is built on coherent receivers, low-noise amplification and increased non-liner optical tolerance so that bandwidth demands are easily met, network operations are automated and highest spectral efficiency is attained with reduced costs.

Alistair Swales, senior vice president of Sales in U.K. and Ireland at ADVA Optical Networking added, "We're continually listening to our customers, continually listening to their needs. It's this information that drives our focus, that drives our technology. That's why our 100G portfolio is proving so successful. It addresses specific applications with tailored performance metrics. For enterprises that require 100G technology but don't want to make costly upgrades, then our ADVA 100G Core fits perfectly. Yet we strongly believe that every customer should be given the opportunity to access 100G. Ultimately, this is the very essence of our 100G Metro and with Colt's trial of this technology the U.K. enterprise community may soon have 100G technology for every networking need."

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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