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Press Release -- November 28th, 2013
Source: Colt Group

Sky Selects Colt as Carrier Voice Partner

Sky has selected Colt Technology Services as one of its Carrier partners, for the delivery of  global call termination services. Colt began carrying  voice traffic for Sky in May 2013 and is today responsible for the delivery of millions of minutes per month.

Colt is among the few companies in this space able to deliver extensive UK and European network coverage. This, combined with deep experience in managing interconnections and delivering cost effective termination, makes Colt a trusted partner for Sky.

“Colt is easy to work with and flexible in its approach,” said Joe Moore, Head of Carrier Relations, at Sky.  “Working together we’ve been able to establish a robust network interconnect enabling us to improve the efficiency of our network economics without any compromise on quality.”

Colt  has made a significant investment in developing network infrastructure to carry and facilitate the termination of global voice traffic which is carried across Colt’s secure private IP networks, guaranteeing high quality of service. The breadth of Colt’s network means Sky is able to interconnect at multiple locations, allowing the company to offer a fully resilient service to its customers.

“I am delighted to be working with Sky and our relationship with them demonstrates the strength of our network capability and our global reach,” said François Eloy, Executive Vice President, Colt Communication Services. “ We take pride in making sure that we are delivering an outstanding service for our customers.”

About Sky

Sky is the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications company.  Around 40% of all homes have a direct relationship with Sky through its range of TV, broadband and home telephony services.

Sky is the UK’s biggest investor in television content, investing more than £2.5 billion a year in channels such as Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Sky News.   Around two-thirds of Sky’s content spend is invested in the UK and Sky is the fastest-growing source of investment in original British programmes.  More than 30 million people watch Sky content each week.

Alongside its commitment to offering customers a greater choice of high-quality content, Sky is a leading innovator.  Customers enjoy total control and flexibility over their favourite TV through Sky+, watch TV on the move through Sky Go, and enjoy the best quality TV experience at home through High Definition and 3D.

Sky distributes its content broadly over several platforms, including satellite, cable, IPTV, mobile and WiFi.  NOW TV, Sky’s second consumer brand, builds on the company’s leadership in internet TV.  Sky is also the UK’s fastest-growing home communications company and favourite ‘triple-play’ provider of TV, broadband and home phone.

Sky believes in making a wider contribution to the communities in which it operates by taking positive action on the environment, supporting grassroots sports and increasing access to, and participation in, the arts.  Sky employs 23,000 people, has annual revenues of £7.2 billion and is estimated to support a £5.4 billion contribution to UK GDP.  Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (BSY).

About Colt

Colt is a leading international network and IT services company. We help businesses perform better by removing the complexity around delivering and integrating IT, network and data centre services.

From individual products to fully integrated solutions, Colt provide tailored services to large enterprise, small businesses, channel partners and operators.

With a network spanning 22 European countries and an increasing presence in the U.S.& Asia, Colt deliver advanced business performance wherever our customers need it.

Our customers benefit from simple, seamless solutions which cut through the complexity of IT services leaving them free to focus on core business objectives

This is what makes Colt the Information Delivery Platform.

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