Colt Pledges "1Gb Always" Free Speed Upgrade

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MERCER ISLAND, WA — Colt, a provider of on-demand network and communications services to information–intensive businesses across Europe, Asia and North America, announced its "1Gb Always" commitment to customers across 20 major European cities, helping them to meet the growing demand for speed and bandwidth. Colt has established "1Gb Always" to help businesses innovate in a digital era, and to directly support today’s flux in IT requirements that require high speed connectivity. Infrastructure speed and performance is currently listed by 71 percent of European CIOs as one of the most important tech-based issues influencing their decisions around IT change.

“The pace that today’s IT leaders must now drive change and innovation is faster than ever," said Carl Grivner, CEO at Colt. "Yet companies are often faced with various barriers including the bandwidth and speed available to them. And this isn’t only an issue that affects Internet-based and digital industries. The UK manufacturer’s group, EEF, rightly highlights that a fourth industrial revolution is up on us, with high-speed Internet having a critical bearing on the future of manufacturing industries. Regardless of sector, businesses are fast realizing that a new approach is required today to help them succeed in tomorrow’s digital world.”

A 1 Gbps Bearer Circuit
The new initiative provides all existing and future customers with a 1 Gbps bearer circuit. This means that no matter what speed they start with, bandwidth can be increased as required with no upgrade costs. The initiative is being rolled out with immediate effect in 20 major cities across Europe, including London, Paris and Frankfurt. All other territories can still experience rapid bandwidth, at a lower ceiling of 600 Mbps as standard, with 1 Gbps available on a more selective basis.

Carl Grivner concludes, “Whether your business is introducing cloud services, unified comms, a BYOD policy or a new app, this can only be achieved with gigabit speed connectivity. Right now, through Colt’s network, we’ve made it possible for thousands of connected buildings to reach heightened levels of speed as standard, with the future ability to scale their network bandwidth on-demand.

“Business IP traffic is set to grow at 20 percent annually. Most CIOs won’t know what business needs may present themselves tomorrow, or where they need to rapidly respond to unexpected demands. For this reason we are excited by Colt’s 1Gb Always commitment to address any connectivity obstacles to innovation.”


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