Connecting financial markets

When every millisecond counts, we are a trusted partner to meet your most latency-sensitive requirements.

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A network with a difference

Colt provides services and solutions along the trade life cycle.

The Colt IQ Network for financial markets provides fast and secure connectivity between major financial trading centres and exchanges worldwide. Our network consists of over 50 unique low-latency routes, including our Ultra-low latency routes connecting Europe and Asia. We connect more than 50 financial exchanges on four continents, ensuring we reach everywhere you do business.

Read more about how we keep our financial services customers connected.

Connecting financial markets

Our capital markets ecosystem

Driven by technological innovation, complex market structures, and regulatory reforms, the financial markets are particularly demanding and challenging. Global competition, market fragmentation and the need to connect quickly to an increasing number of interdependent exchanges and liquidity pools have increased the costs and complexity of trading.

Time-to-market, network performance and connectivity to a wider financial ecosystem across multiple asset-classes have become the main challenges for market participants. Colt and its financial ecosystem and partners are uniquely positioned to provide cost-effective solutions either as modular stand-alone services or as fully integrated end-to-end solutions.

Solve your financial services connection needs

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Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity. The Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs, with over 29,000 on net buildings and growing, and uses this high-density, high-bandwidth network to supply best in class connectivity to your business infrastructure.

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Exchange hosting

As an end-to-end solution provider, Colt offers all components for a smooth and fast deployment of vital trading infrastructure. Colt Exchange Colocation and Proximity Hosting services are offered at more than 30 key market venues and third-party proximity data centres in Europe, Asia and North America, across asset classes including equities, derivatives, commodities and FX.


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We combine Colt's infrastructure assets with capital markets expertise to serve the needs of capital markets firms. We've been doing so for 27 years, starting in the City of London, and then expanding into key global financial hubs in Europe, Asia and North America.

We have the service portfolio and reach to support capital markets firms on a global scale. We also have award winning customer service and an industry leading net promoter score.

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We connect:


Market data feeds


Exchange colocation venues


European central banks


Exchange venues

The Colt IQ Network: A reliable, intelligent backbone

Our connectivity solutions are based on our intelligent Colt IQ Network, providing you with the best network for the best experience. Get direct access to financial markets across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

Any transport type on an award-winning network: We provide Ethernet, MPLS, Internet, SD WAN, IP VPN and Wavelength connectivity solutions, and are recognised globally for the quality of our service.

Guaranteed high-performance: We own every part of our own network, so we can ensure services maintain their quality globally with end-to-end SLAs.

Competitive pricing & stronger security:?Owning our network also means we can deliver competitive pricing across our services, while giving you more security, visibility & control over your service through to the last mile.

Speak to a network expert

Our award-winning, capital markets solutions give you the ability to seamlessly interconnect your business, so you can become more responsive to new challenges and opportunities.

Whatever your challenges or questions, let our experts guide you on your cloud connectivity journey.

Speak with our specialists today, for guidance and consultation.

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Case Study
A Europe-wide SD WAN from Colt underpins the bank’s digital transformation programme. Read more...

Case study
A single connection to Colt PrizmNet gives a global asset management firm access to the global capital markets ecosystem. Read more...

How Colt used its European footprint
to help our Capital Markets clients

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