Connectivity technology for Channel Tunnel
Colt and Getlink have signed an agreement to install and operate a new fibre optic network through the Channel Tunnel. The 25-year contract will bring new dark fibre and data services to the Channel Tunnel for the first time in a generation, deploying the latest connectivity technology between the UK and mainland Europe.
Colt will install its IQ network, allowing a transfer capacity of several terabits per second per fibre pair. Colt will also carry out the entire operation of the IQ network in accordance with the Channel Tunnel’s safety and security regulations, while Getlink will be responsible for maintenance. (ben)