Colt Lights Low Latency Alternative to Dublin

June 28th, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

Pan-European operator Colt Group (LON:COLT, news) has turned up its new ultra-low latency route between London and Dublin, bringing the Irish capitol just a bit closer to the rest of Europe when it comes to connectivity.

The new link features 4.267ms latency between Colt endpoints in London and Dublin. It takes advantage of the new Celtixconnect cable built by Sea Fibre Networks from northern Wales across 131km of ocean to Ireland. Colt and Sea Fibre inked a deal for the capacity back in January.  The link is powered by Infinera’s DTN platform.

Colt has a substantial presence in Dublin, with 250 locations on-net, and says it carries 500Gbps between the two islands already.  The company intends to follow up today’s expansion with a fiber extension from Dublin to Cork, Ireland’s second largest city.

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