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Press Release -- January 10th, 2012
Source: Colt Group, Sea Fibre Networks
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Low Latency

Sea Fibre Networks signs Fibre Deal with Colt Technology Services

Major fibre gateway to Europe from Ireland and UK

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Jan. 10, 2012) - Sea Fibre Networks, owner and operator of Europe’s most advanced subsea telecoms network, CeltixConnect, today announced a major fibre contract with Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform. Colt’s customers will be enabled with the lowest latency solution connecting Ireland to the UK with onward access to Colt’s industry leading pan-European network. The deal extends the CeltixConnect footprint opening a gateway to Europe by connecting the fibre network to London, around the UK and on to Europe.

CeltixConnect, at 131km, is the shortest sub-sea network linking Ireland and the UK, providing the lowest latency solutions for businesses. The new fibre network will more than double the existing data capacity between Ireland and the UK, supporting the explosion of online media. Just under 3 million photos can be uploaded per second on each fibre pair i.e., 173 days worth of uploading pictures online in one second. The ability to transport data from Ireland across Europe on a high fibre count network will further support the massive digital services industry in Ireland.

Diane Hodnett, Sea Fibre Networks’ CEO, says; “I am delighted to announce Colt as a customer. Colt is a highly regarded provider with phenomenal pan-European reach and a focus on low latency which the CeltixConnect infrastructure delivers”.

“The CeltixConnect sea cable will enable Colt to benefit from the lowest latency route between Dublin and London and represents the continued expansion of our information delivery platform’s capabilities throughout Europe,” said François Eloy, Executive Vice President of Colt Communications Services. “As part of our commitment to helping organisations in Europe run smarter and faster, our customers will benefit from high bandwidth connectivity between Ireland and the rest of our extensive pan-European network, enabling us to meet strong demand for national and international high speed connectivity.”

About Sea Fibre Networks
Sea Fibre Networks is a carrier neutral, sub-sea telecoms provider. The company is owner and operator of CeltixConnect, Europe’s most advanced sub-sea telecoms network. Sea Fibre Networks delivers the innovation and flexibility businesses need to stay ahead in the market place. It provides network solutions tailored to specific needs with the most efficient service. All products are supported by industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs). These are further enhanced with proactive management and monitoring of the sub-sea cable system.

Information about Sea Fibre Networks can be found at www.seafibre.com

About Colt
Colt is the information delivery platform for Europe, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 21-country, 35,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net.

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