Shaw Communications, a leading telecom operator in Canada, announced the completion of work conducted with Fujitsu Network Communications to enhance Shaw’s fibre-optic network with the Fujitsu 1FINITY platform and Virtuora software.
This technology has allowed Shaw to equip its network with significant capacity and scale.
The Fujitsu 1FINITY T310 Transport and 1FINITY L100 Lambda series blades combined with the Virtuora Network Control Solution provided Shaw with a modular, programmable, optical networking solution to enhance network utilization, capacity and performance, and were well suited to help Shaw achieve its connectivity goals. The Virtuora solution offers software-defined network control capability, network planning and design, network management, as well as service fulfillment and assurance functions.
The work completed with Fujitsu follows the completion of other enhancements Shaw has made to the coaxial portion of its network to free up large amounts of bandwidth and significantly increase network capacity. These improvements have combined to enable Shaw to expand its broadband offerings – most recently doubling the speeds of its fastest internet plans – and paving the way for Shaw to offer even faster speeds of one gigabit-per-second (gbps) and more in the future.