The operator of a pan-European data network has deployed high-speed optical networking gear, to achieve trip times of 4.22 thousandths of a second between London and Frankfurt and 2.65 milliseconds between Paris and Brussels.

Colt, which operates a 25,000-kilometer network spanning 13 countries, said it had installed low-latency optical networking systems from Infinera, which uses "native" wavelengths to send data as highly refined colors of light. The Infinera system also uses a variety of data and storage protocols designed to speed up delivery of messages.

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