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Press Release -- February 8th, 2022
Source: Colt Group, telxius

Telxius Derio Communications Hub welcomes Colt Technology Services

Madrid, February 8, 2022. Telxius, the leading   digital   telecommunications   infrastructure   operator, announced today that Colt Technology Services will connect to Telxius’ Derio Communications Hub located near Bilbao, Spain. The Colt IQ Network connects more than 900 data centres and over 29,000 on net buildings across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. Connecting through Telxius’ Derio Communications Hub will enable Colt customers to gain access to European key connectivity hubs like Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt, London or Amsterdam.

The Derio Communications Hub is a carrier neutral, purpose-built infrastructure strategically located in the North of Spain, just a few kilometers away from the landing point of the newest state of the art subsea cables in the transatlantic such as Marea and Grace Hopper. Within Telxius network, Marea and Dunant combined make one of the lowest latency and highest capacity transatlantic routes globally, which effectively connects to the main communication hub routes linking the rest of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Derio Communications Hub is connected to all main European data centers through Telxius extensive network in western Europe. Dunant is a next generation, high capacity transatlantic cable, connecting the United States with the French Atlantic coast. This agreement enhances Colt’s connectivity for customers seeking gateway access to a new and diverse route from the Americas to Europe.

“By connecting to the Derio Communications Hub, Colt customers gain access to state-of-the-art colocation environments across Europe, connecting to North America, Latin America and beyond,” comments Keri Gilder, Colt CEO. “This added layer of connectivity allows Colt to better serve its global customers as they look to meet their growing requirements in some of the world’s leading digital markets.”

“We are glad that Colt has decided to strategically place a Point of Presence in our Derio Communications Hub, an optimal environment for connectivity,” says Mario Martín, Telxius CEO. “Every carrier, hyperscaler, cloud and content provider can benefit from Derio’s cutting-edge and high interconnection and colocation capabilities”.

With 2,000 sqm and up to 4 MW of power, Derio Communications Hub is carrier neutral and features TIER III specifications, representing the newest innovative design in subsea cable infrastructure. It offers a unique combination of an expanded cable landing station (CLS) with advanced cable transmission capabilities, and a fully-fledged international PoP. In addition, it was designed using environmentally friendly standards and runs on 100 percent renewable energy with free cooling.

About Telxius

Telxius is a leading   digital   telecommunications   infrastructure   operator.   Our   international high-capacity fiber optic submarine cable network covers near 94,000 km and comprises six next-generation systems:  Marea, Brusa, Dunant, Tannat, Junior and Mistral. Through our Tier 1 IP network we provide direct internet connectivity, with 93 points of presence in 23 countries. We also deliver a wide-ranging portfolio of capacity, colocation and security services. Thus we contribute to creating collaboration   agreements   in   the   sector   and   to   facilitate   global   communications to our customers.

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About Colt

Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity – taking what’s always been in its DNA to enable customers’ success. The Colt IQ Network connects more than 900+ data centers and over 29,000 on net buildings across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs.

Colt understands today’s shifting connectivity requirements and provides agile, on-demand and secure high bandwidth networking and voice solutions to ensure enterprises can thrive. Customers include data-intensive organizations spanning over 210 cities in more than 30 countries.

Colt is a recognized innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in the sector and because of this, is able to put its customers’ needs first.

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