Quebec-based telecommunications and pay-TV provider Videotron is deploying Ciena’s converged packet optical solution to upgrade its regional and backbone network, supporting its recently announced efforts to offer new services such as 4K TV and colocation solutions. Videotron is deploying packet optical and software solutions from Ciena including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, which supports service delivery at 100Gbps and beyond. Combined with Ciena’s WaveLogic 3 coherent optical processors, Videotron will be able to provide high speed, low latency connectivity between its new Montreal data centre and its existing data centre in Quebec City, which will allow its business customers access to an expanded portfolio of services, including data hosting. Its press release also notes that in February 2016 Videotron began carrying live sports broadcasts in 4K definition over its HFC cable network, complementing its library of Ultra High Definition (UHD) movie/TV offerings.
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