Sunday, November 1, 2009

Quebec's Videotron Picks Dragonwave for HSPA Backhaul

Quebec-based Videotron, which provides cable television, interactive multimedia, Internet access, cable telephony and wireless telephone service, will be deploying DragonWave's Horizon Compact packet microwave solution to deliver high capacity backhaul for its HSPA network. After winning 17 spectrum operating licenses last year, Videotron is currently building out a leading edge HSPA network in order to offer new advanced services including mobile television and wireless high-speed Internet access. The network is designed to be upgradeable to 4G. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DragonWave's Horizon Compact operates in bands from 6 GHz to 38 GHz and is capable of delivering scalable backhaul capacity from 10 Mbps to 800 Mbps.