Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Videotron to Deploy Ciena's Packet/Optical in Quebec

Videotron is deploying Ciena’s converged packet optical solution to upgrade its regional and backbone network in Quebec.

Ciena said the deployment will allow Videotron to accommodate several terabits of traffic, meeting the surge of bandwidth for Internet and 4K video.

Videotron was the first Canadian telecommunications provider to offer its customers Ultra HD set-top boxes in 2015, and in February 2016, began carrying live sports programs in 4K definition, complementing its library of UHD offerings in movies, television, and more. As of December 31, 2015, Videotron was serving 1,736,900 cable television customers, including 1,570,600 Digital TV subscribers, along with 1,568,200 Interner subscribers over its cable network.

In addition, Videotron recently announced the construction of a new Montreal data center, complementing an existing facility in Quebec City.