Colt delivers next-generation carrier Ethernet multi-service platform

Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) said that Colt, Europe´s leading information delivery platform, is launching its next-generation modular carrier Ethernet multi-service platform (MSP) network building on Cyan´s Blue Planet software and Z-Series platforms.

The solution will help Colt deliver higher bandwidth, more automated and scalable business Ethernet services. The approach taken is a step-change in the way hybrid Ethernet and IP services are delivered and paves the way for SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Colt has deployed a next generation network called modular multi-service platform. It is designed to meet the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, while maintaining strict service requirements and also allowing for success-based growth and expansion over time. In order to do this, Colt introduced several network innovations:

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