Videotron Selects Ciena Packet Optical to Support New 4K TV and Colocation Solutions

Videotron Selects Ciena Packet Optical to Support New 4K TV and Colocation Solutions Image Credit: Videotron

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.

Pierre Roy Porretta,Vice President of Engineering, Research and Development, Videotron
Ciena’s solutions will support our competitive strategy to provide the latest and most advanced offerings available – whether it’s for web-scale capabilities such as data hosting services or live, Ultra HD video.

Jason Phipps, General Manager and Vice President, North America, Ciena
Providers of internet and video across the globe are feeling the impacts of the spike in bandwidth demand from end users. Videotron understands the role that a reliable, low-latency 100G network plays in supporting a future of rich media, 4K video and web-scale services. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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