Managed Networking


If you are to succeed, it's absolutely vital that your network delivers against the needs of your business.

The Managed Networking solution supports high-performing corporate applications and the best user-experience providing private networks, high speed services or next generation interconnections with best-in-class SLA.

The Managed Networking solution gives you full visibility, in real time, of network and application performances, helping identify where the network could work harder. It gives precedence to those applications that matter most to the success of your business; it minimises response time, and supports the definition of clear and measurable performance targets at the application level.

The solution offers differentiated levels of service. Proactive Monitoring anticipates your needs proactively raising a trouble ticket and resolving a fault without the need to call. For highly-critical networks, a team of engineers provides reliable and customised support and incident management. The team, knowledgeable on all your network activity, allows a seamless business transitions to new infrastructure and service platforms.

The key to creating the right business network is having access to all the options, that's why we have one of the widest portfolios of networking technologies in the industry. Our pan-European backbone delivers high speed fibre to all the major business hubs and the ability to go global via our established global partners. Simply, we can be right where you are and right where you want to go. Finally, our next generation Long Distance Network (LDN) and Multi Service Platform (MSP) ensure we can deliver precisely what we promise without compromise.

It all adds up to a network you can base your business upon.

  • Business Awareness

    Solution Management

    An outstanding level of service is required to operate a global network.
    Agility, efficiency and transparency are guaranteed by our Solution Management service, over and above the usual appliance management.
    Colt Premium Solution Management supports multi-country, business critical solutions, allowing direct access to the network management competencies of a team of highly skilled engineers.
    The team performs analysis of any reported fault, has responsibility and ownership for change management and Service Level Agreement (SLA) reporting, with the highest level of access and change authority within the network management support organisation, and adheres to the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.


  • Application Aware Networking

    Convergence of time sensitive and bandwidth consuming applications puts pressure on the network performance.

    Application Aware Networking is the solution to optimise the network utilisation and increase productivity through a better use of the network resources.

    Application Aware Networking provides full visibility into the network performance and SLA at the application level.


  • Private Networks

    IP VPN

    VPN connectivity allows the flexible integration of all your agents across multiple sites. They enjoy full access to your business applications. Colt IPVPN gives you a standards-based MPLS service that includes options such as 5 levels of Class of Service, and the ability to open up remote and mobile access for all your employees in a secure and reliable way.


  • Ethernet Private Network

    Colt has been pioneering the use of Ethernet technology for the WAN over the last decade and a half. Ethernet Private Network enable you avoid technological conflicts and expensive downtime whilst you benefit from a fast, scalable and robust network.


  • CPE Solutions

    Colt CPE Solutions provides customers with networking solutions based on routers and Ethernet switches in conjunction with Colt’s connectivity products.


  • SWIFTNet

    Colt is one of only four SWIFT-approved network providers and offers access to the SWIFT backbone at more European locations than any other provider.

    Colt SWIFTNet offers a comprehensive set of SWIFT connection packs with different levels of resilience. Each of them provides connectivity for member banks via Colt’s high quality IP VPN network to SWIFT’s backbone access points.


  • Data Centre Interconnections and Business Continuity

    High Speed Services

    Colt High Speed Service (HSS) provides flexible, private networking to meet the most demanding customer needs and is available as a point-to-point or ring-based service delivered over a multi-service Wave Division Multiplex (WDM) platform.  HSS can support metropolitan connectivity with SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy), Ethernet, storage-compliant and video interfaces from 100Mbps to 10Gbps. HSS provides a cost-effective, reliable managed service over various topologies for increasing volumes of data that must be stored, backed up or moved from one site to another.


  • SAN Link

    Colt SANLink Metro provides cost-effective point-to-point storage connectivity in 34 cities across Europe.  SANLink is based on a simple concept, with dedicated optical fibres and electronics that provide reliable, secure connectivity between storage networks at a variety of speeds and interfaces.


  • Media

    Broadcast Service

    With Broadcast, point-to-point live broadcast, text, video and image transmission is achievable quickly and cost effectively. Broadcast services enable customers to transmit audio and video, live broadcast and studio applications. Every service is carried via dedicated fibres on our optical fibre network, ensuring the highest levels of service, quality, security and reliability.


  • Finance

    Fastnet Ultra

    FastNet Ultra is the ultra-low latency solution designed for the finance sector.

    An advantage in trading applications of a fraction of millisecond can be worth millions a year to a major brokerage firm.

    FastNet Ultra supports algorithmic applications run and operated by finance operators, enabling them to gain and maintain that advantage.


  • Next Generation Point2Point Services


    The Colt LANLink portfolio of services enables customers to interconnect their Ethernet local area network (LAN) so that they can operate various company sites as a single office, reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Ethernet is the de facto industry standard protocol within the LAN, and Colt LANLink enables customers to extend Ethernet into metropolitan and wide area networks (MANs and WANs).


  • Link

    Colt Link offers you a cost-effective, high quality solution to your connectivity needs that ticks all the boxes. It’s a highly scalable and resilient point-to-point and point-to-multi-point leased line solution that delivers high speed connectivity


  • Wavelength

    Colt Wavelength Services give you the power of an established and highly respected backbone, the flexibility to run your own protocols and set your own protection levels, and do it all cost-effectively by using leased capacity that demands no capital investment.


  • Internet Access Services

    IP Access

    IP Access has been created to enable your organisation to make the most of the Internet:  from employees sharing information internally, running applications that interface with customers in real time, or enabling e-commerce to be carried out quickly and securely.


  • IP Transit

    Colt is a Europe wide ISP with one of the largest wholly owned networks in Europe. Colt IP Transit is a very simple, robust and comprehensive offering. There are no frills, no complications, and no distracting features – just highly productive connectivity.



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