Quebec-based operator, Videotron has selected Ciena’s converged packet optical solution to upgrade its regional and backbone network to support its recently announced efforts to offer new services like 4K TV and colocation solutions. Videotron is deploying, among others, Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, which supports service delivery at 100G and beyond.
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.
According to Ciena, the 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.