Ciena Supports 4K Video & High-Speed Internet Services for Videotron

Quebec-based provider deploys Ciena's converged packet optical solution to upgrade its regional and backbone network.

May 12, 2016

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HANOVER, Md. -- To support its recently announced efforts to offer new services like 4K TV and colocation solutions, Quebec-based telecommunications provider Videotron is deploying Ciena’s converged packet optical solution to upgrade its regional and backbone network. This deployment will allow Videotron to accommodate several terabits of traffic, meeting the surge of bandwidth required by internet and video applications. It will also enable flexible, low-latency connectivity that ensures a superior end-user experience.

Key Facts:

  • 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. In addition, Videotron recently announced the construction of a new Montreal data center to expand its service offerings to the business community, making it what is believed to be the only data center in Montreal designed and built specifically for data hosting.

    • Videotron is deploying packet optical and software solutions from Ciena, including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, which supports service delivery at 100G and beyond. Combined with Ciena’s WaveLogic 3 coherent optical processors, Videotron will be able to provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity between its Montreal data center and its existing data center in Quebec City, which will allow its business customers access to an expanded portfolio of services, including data hosting.

    • Ciena’s integrated OTDR will provide greater network visibility and control, allowing Videotron to locate and address potential trouble spots remotely. Through real-time proactive monitoring of the fiber network, Videotron can reduce the risk of outages and ensure maximum service availability.

    • Additionally, Ciena’s Unified Management System will provide multi-layer network monitoring and enable rapid and efficient service turn-up and troubleshooting.

      Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)

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