Colt announces strategic expansion to US infrastructure

NJFX data centre and new subsea Cable Landing Station expand Colt’s transatlantic capabilities and offer businesses greater choice and flexibility.

Colt Technology Services is expanding its US capabilities with the connection of a new data centre and subsea Cable Landing Station (CLS), NJFX, in New Jersey, US to its Colt IQ Network. This latest extension is part of Colt’s continued investment into its North American infrastructure. The new transatlantic route – now fully open - gives businesses greater choice, security and flexibility as they seamlessly connect economic and commercial hubs in Europe and the US across Colt’s award-winning digital infrastructure.

The expansion complements Colt’s existing US network capabilities, particularly extending its New York data centre metro ring to NJFX, offering new Atlantic subsea route options. Colt can deliver on-net services to tenants at NJFX with immediate effect. A new high-capacity, resilient backbone over Aquacomm’s Havfrue / AEC-2 cable from NJFX to Stellium Datacentres in Newcastle is a critical part of the expansion. Exiting in New Jersey rather than New York provides Colt’s customers with a greatly diversified route, crossing the Atlantic to access thousands of connected end points in Europe over the Colt IQ Network. Colt will also have ability to manage 100Gb services to Havfrue / AEC-2 landings in Ireland and Denmark as well as the UK, and access further subsea systems exiting NJFX to Europe and Brazil.

Colt’s deployment makes it one of just a few non-US carriers with a direct presence in NJFX, and with key New York-located data centres on-net with access over the Colt IQ Network to NJFX. The strategic move offers organisations such as capital markets firms and enterprises access to Colt’s wider portfolio of digital services and solutions, supporting their global digital transformation journeys and helping them accelerate plans for growth.

Gil Santaliz, CEO & Founder of NJFX said, "With Colt's robust infrastructure and extensive reach, our customers can unlock unprecedented opportunities to expand their digital footprint and achieve diverse objectives. Together, NJFX and Colt are revolutionising the way organisations connect and thrive in the digital age, empowering them to stay ahead of the curve and embrace the limitless potential of the global marketplace."

Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Services said, “On both sides of the Atlantic and across the world, businesses must balance constant threats to security with the need to accelerate digital transformation at pace. It’s why there’s never been greater demand for secure, resilient, powerful digital infrastructure connecting the US and Europe. This latest expansion demonstrates our firm commitment to be the digital infrastructure company that the world’s leading businesses choose to connect with, and we’re super excited about the opportunities it opens up for our customers.”

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