[Press release] Colt and NESIC to collaborate on Microsoft Azure-driven IoT platform service

February 23, 2017

Colt and NESIC to collaborate on Microsoft Azure-driven IoT platform service

Tokyo, 21 February 2017 – Colt Technology Services has announced that it will be providing dedicated network connectivity to the cloud for NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation’s Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Service, which leverages Microsoft Azure. The connectivity will be powered by Colt’s Cloud Connectivity Service, a service that is focused on stability and security.

The IoT Platform Service from NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC) boasts a variety of features that leverage Microsoft Azure, including data collection, visualisation, and even machine learning for data analysis. NESIC’s Wireless Direct Access for Azure option also provides a guaranteed, secure and reliable link that bypasses the internet by establishing a grounded connection to Microsoft Azure via Colt’s low-latency, private network.

Colt began expanding support for the IoT market in 2016, bringing significant technical knowledge and expertise cultivated from providing network infrastructure to the financial sector and applying it to the IoT market.

NESIC General Manager and Head of IoT Business Development Takayuki Nakagawa said,

I’m quite pleased by this partnership with Colt as it will enhance the ability of NESIC Direct Access for Azure to provide exceptional reliability and security for users. Now, with Colt’s high-quality network and their superb track record for providing cloud connections, we plan to serve more customers that demand the utmost in quality and reliability in their network. I look forward to furthering development of enterprise-level IoT solutions through this partnership.

Colt’s Asia CCO and Regional Executive Kenji Hioki said,

We’re extremely grateful for the high praise from NESIC regarding Colt’s secure and reliable low-latency network, as well as for our track record for our other services. Colt will continue to remove the IT burden from enterprise customers with our technology so they have the agility and flexibility to focus on their core business as we transition through the digital high-bandwidth revolution. We intend to fully contribute to the development of the quickly expanding IoT market by empowering NESIC’s customers through Colt’s services.

About NESIC
NEC Networks and System Integration Corporation (NESIC) contributes to the safety, security, and comfort of the world around us through various aspects of society. NESIC provides full solutions for issues that help improve productivity and resolve issues for customers, from the consulting stages to the system design, manufacture, construction, and operation/maintenance stages, and even for BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) using their ICT-related technical experience, construction capabilities, and support/service infrastructure. Visit NESIC’s website for details. http://www.nesic.co.jp/

About Colt
Colt provides high bandwidth services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. Colt enables the digital transformation of businesses through its intelligent, purpose-built, cloud-integrated network, known as the Colt IQ Network. It connects over 700 data centres around the globe, with over 24,500 on-net buildings and growing. Colt is also recognised as an innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV).

Colt has built its reputation on putting its customers first, with a focus on delivering true local presence and agility for enterprises that are global yet need local attention. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 connected cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt counts 19 of the top 25 global telecoms companies and 18 out of the top 25 global media companies (Forbes 2000 list, 2016) amongst its customers. In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks. Owned by Fidelity Investments, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry, providing the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit www.colt.net

Press contacts
Chen Liang / Miki Miyasaka
Public Relations
Colt Technology Services Co., Ltd.
Email: asia-press@colt.net
Phone: +81 3 4560 4480

Matthew Schultz
Think Alliance Group for Colt
Phone: +852 3978 5321
Email: matt.schultz@think-alliance.com