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    Colt expands high bandwidth Ethernet to London and Manchester


    It has deployed two 100Gbps network-to-network interfaces from SSE Enterprise Telecoms across its UK network.

    Colt Technology Serivces, a global network and voice services provider, has deployed two 100Gbps Network-to-network Interfaces (NNIs), giving London and Manchester access to multiple 10Gbps Ethernet services as a direct result.

    The NNIs will provide a single point of access into SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ Ethernet footprint. The company says it is one of the few in the UK to offer pervasive, 100Gbps NNIs via its price comparison tool, LIVEQUOTE.

    Colt is one of the first partners to take advantage, and has already deployed circuits for customers over the two NNIs.

    Signficant expansion

    SSE Enterprise Telecoms operates more than 20,000km UK-wide network is embarking on “significant network expansion”, with plans to unbundle over 550 exchanges with up to 100Gbps capacity.

    This investment will help SSE Enterprise Telecoms and partners facilitate 10Gbps Ethernet across the country.

    Douglas May, Manager, Carrier Relations, Western Europe, US and CA at Colt said, “Our customers choose Colt based on our net proposition, quality of service and very high service level agreement (SLA) standards.

    “We needed a high-capacity network partner that would mirror our values and SSE Enterprise Telecoms was the obvious choice. The business is in a perfect place to support us in delivering exceptional high capacity services that will help support our customers grow and futureproof the wider UK digital economy.”

    Critical, high capacity

    Simon Willmott, Sector Director for Service Providers, at SSE Enterprise Telecoms said: “Being able to offer high-capacity services to more UK regions is a critical part of what we’re trying to achieve. 

    “We are delighted that our long-term partner Colt has become one of the first to purchase 100Gbps NNIs from us…NNIs being accessible via our LIVEQUOTE pricing portal is a revolutionary step for the industry and will help… drive the UK’s high-capacity ambitions.”

    In September SSE added eight new data centres to its infrastructure and upgraded four others.