Global network and data center provider, Colt, Thursday announced that it will expand and enhance its metro network in Singapore and Hong Kong in 2017 as part of its plans to invest significantly into Asia over the next three years. Headquartered in London, Colt provides high bandwidth services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs.
In Singapore, these investments will revolve around a series of initiatives that include a large-scale expansion of existing coverage, provisioning of high-bandwidth capacity, and new digging projects for Colt’s next-generation fibre. The Colt network expansion, comprising both Optical and Ethernet architecture, will provide high-bandwidth services to major buildings and data centres across Asia. The investment underlines the growing bandwidth demands of global organisations, particularly in digital, data-intensive industries, said Colt.
Colt’s Singapore-based initiatives are set to begin in April, with Hong Kong and other Asian cities to follow in 2017 and beyond. This continues a pattern of heightened activity in Asia from Colt in recent months. The company said it launched the Colt IP Access Service, expanded etherXEN for AWS connectivity, and introduced Colt E-LAN Services for the Singaporean market in the second half of 2016.
Last year, Colt demonstrated its commitment to delivering high-bandwidth digital transformation to businesses in Asia that are global yet need local attention, through initiatives including the construction of the Japan National Network.