Colt strengthens best-in-class optical network portfolio with new Nokia partnership

Collaboration strengthens Colt’s ecosystem of best-in-class technology partners, helping customers futureproof their networks.

Colt Technology Services has formed a collaboration with Nokia, the technology and innovation leader. The partnership boosts Colt’s multi-vendor offering, strengthening network capabilities and providing customers with flexibility and choice.

Enhancing the Colt IQ Network’s capability, the collaboration brings Nokia’s 1830 product family along with Wavesuite software suite into Colt’s current optical network solutions. Nokia’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and Wavelite products provides scalable optimised end-to-end optical transport solutions for enterprise, data centre interconnect, metro, regional and long-haul networks. Colt will also deploy the Nokia Wavesuite software suite for delivering network automation. 

Colt's Optical portfolio provides the very highest levels of network performance for backbone connections, inter-data centre connectivity and other high bandwidth requirements. All of Colt's optical services can be provided on defined network routes and fibre paths with varied options for diversity, service redundancy and resilience.

This multi-faceted development sees Colt leverage an industry-leading combination of hardware and software innovation from Nokia to provide enriched high bandwidth and software-defined connectivity enabled by Nokia Wavesuite software across its optical solutions for customers globally.

Vivek Gaur, VP of Network Engineering at Colt said: “By partnering with Nokia, we’re expanding our ecosystem of technology partners, enabling our customers to consume our always-on optical solutions  and providing the flexibility our customers need in their digital transformation journey.”

James Watt, President of the Optical Networks Division, at Nokia said: “We’re excited to partner with Colt to broaden their range of next-generation solutions. With bandwidth demands increasing globally, Nokia’s 1830 PSS family delivers market-leading coherent transport and WDM/ROADM technologies to future-proof Colt’s optical network solutions to meet customer’s needs.”

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