Colt launches private optical network in HK

Colt has launched a private optical networking service in Hong Kong (Image alphaspirit / iStockPhoto)

UK-based enterprise communications provider Colt Technology Services has expanded its service portfolio in Asia-Pacific with the launch of a new private optical service in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.

The Colt Private Wave service has been designed for businesses that require private optical solutions for high performance, security and resiliency.

It is delivered over a wave division multiplexing (WDM) platform and designed to complement the existing Colt IQ Network, a public 100Gbps optimized optical network which in Asia comprises of 95 data centers and 6,800 on net buildings.

Colt Private Wave offers functionality including optional optical encryption to provide customers with high levels of protection and operational control based on their requirements.

“Due to regulations such as GDPR in Europe and also FISC’s (Financial Industry Information Systems) Security Guidelines in Japan, organisations now have extremely stringent guidelines surrounding how they must store and manage customers’ information,” Colt Technology Services vice president product portfolio Peter Coppens said.

“Colt has invested in providing secure networks by embedding security into the fabric of the Colt IQ Network. The extension of Colt Private Wave in Asia will allow companies to continue to focus on what drives growth for their business, safe in the knowledge that the technological backbone of their organization is secure.”

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