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Press Release -- February 6th, 2017
Source: Colt Group
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ECTA welcomes Colt as member

Colt Technology Services which provides world class high bandwidth connectivity services to global businesses of all sizes across Europe, Asia and North America has become a full members of ECTA.

With Colt joining, this is an opportunity for ECTA to further strengthen its focus on the business market and highlight the needs of operators serving increasingly demanding enterprises as being distinct from those serving mass-markets,” indicated Gijs Phoelich, Chairman of ECTA. “Colt can help us drive the regulatory approach for business markets serving global enterprises that are increasingly expecting deep local attention. As the telecoms market continues its journey into high bandwidth territory, this membership will strengthen our call for the harmonisation of technical specificities and also required inputs for international business providers.”

The common theme for both new and existing members of ECTA is to stand behind competition as the best driver of efficient investments and the greatest enabler of innovation, choice and benefits for citizens and businesses (as well as for the European economy as a whole). This is the key message ECTA and its members will promote in the discussions about the new European Electronic Communications Code.

To learn more about ECTA’s first analysis of the new Code, please click here.

About Colt

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 centres around the globe, with over 24,500 on-net buildings and growing. Colt is also recognised as an innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (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. Owned by Fidelity Investments, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry, providing the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit www.colt.net.

Contact: Aurélie Bladocha, Senior Public Affairs Manager
+32 478 78 61 00/ abladocha@ectaportal.com

ECTA (the European Competitive Telecommunications Association – www.ectaportal.com) is the pan-European pro-competitive trade association that represents more than 100 of the leading challenger telecoms operators across Europe. For over a decade, ECTA has been supporting the regulatory and commercial interests of telecoms operators, ISPs & equipment manufacturers in pursuit of a fair regulatory environment that allows all electronic communications providers to compete on level terms. Our members have been the leading innovators in Internet services, broadband, business communications, entertainment and mobile.

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