Colt has selected NEC and Netcracker to enable and support its large-scale OSS transformation, which will support Colt in the deployment of the next generation of its infrastructure, including virtualization. Colt will leverage Netcracker's future-proof, next-generation OSS and Service Orchestration solution, which is a part of NEC/Netcracker's Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP).
Colt is a global high bandwidth connectivity provider that delivers services to metropolitan small, medium and large enterprises as well as wholesale carriers in nearly 30 countries, through its intelligent, purpose-built, cloud-integrated network, known as the Colt IQ Network.
Netcracker's OSS and Service Orchestration solution, a component of NEC/Netcracker's AVP's Hybrid Operations Management solution, will enable Colt to optimize its physical network and quickly monetize new investments. Netcracker's solutions will also prepare Colt's infrastructure for the use of both physical and virtualized environments.
NEC/Netcracker's Service Orchestration solution will give Colt the ability to enable new levels of provisioning automation. This will shorten the time it takes to deliver new services to customers, eliminate the risk of provisioning errors brought about by manual processes and give Colt more accurate views into the network in order to provide enhanced support and deliver a superior customer experience.
"Our customers continue to expect new services to be delivered to them faster, which requires us to optimize our intelligent network and pave the way for fast-growing bandwidth requirements," said Rajiv Datta, CTO at Colt. "We are giving organizations the ability to take control of their connectivity through our SDN-powered On Demand services. With NEC/Netcracker's Service Orchestration solution, we can continue building agility and intelligence through our Colt IQ Network in order to better serve increasingly demanding customers."
"The need to orchestrate legacy ecosystems with newly developed and launched virtualized technologies is becoming increasingly popular among service providers around the world as they transform in order to meet evolving customer needs," said Yaniv Zilberman, Vice President of Sales at Netcracker. "Colt is a perfect example of a forward-looking company that understands its need to challenge the status quo, and we look forward to supporting its journey into a next-generation service provider.»
Colt provides high-bandwidth services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. Colt enables the digital transformation of businesses through its intelligent, purpose-built, cloud-integrated network, known as the Colt IQ Network. It connects over 700 data centers around the globe, with over 24,500 on-net buildings and growing. Colt is also recognized as an innovator and pioneer in software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Colt has built its reputation on putting its customers first, with a focus on delivering true local presence and agility for enterprises that are global yet need local attention. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 connected cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt counts 19 of the top 25 global telecoms companies and 18 out of the top 25 global media companies (Forbes 2000 list, 2016) amongst its customers. In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks. Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price.