Shaw Communications and Fujitsu Increase the Capacity and Scalability of Shaw’s Fibre-Optic Network
February 05, 2019
Calgary, Canada and Richardson, TX - February 5, 2019 - Shaw Communications, Inc. today announced the completion of work conducted with Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. 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.
"Everything we do is driven by our customers, and we are committed to enhancing our network with new technologies to meet their growing need for connectivity," said Damian Poltz, Vice President, Technology, Strategy & Network, Shaw Communications. "Fujitsu has helped make our network more agile and scalable, especially in urban areas - which will allow us to continue delivering a seamless connectivity experience."
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.
"Combining our technology with Shaw's infrastructure has allowed us to enable a virtualized, programmable network with automated applications and faster service provisioning," said Paul Fagan, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. "Fujitsu's integrated 1FINITY and Virtuora platforms allows operators to meet their customers' needs today and well into the future, in a cost-efficient way."
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.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a leading Canadian connectivity company. The Wireline division consists of Consumer and Business services. Consumer serves residential customers with broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, video and digital phone. Business provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, digital phone and video services. The Wireless division provides wireless voice and LTE data services through an expanding and improving mobile wireless network infrastructure.
Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, SJR.PR.A, SJR.PR.B, NYSE - SJR, and TSXV - SJR.A). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com .
About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. is a trusted partner to a broad spectrum of customers across all industries, enabling them to realize the maximum value from their communications networks. We are a market-leading US-based manufacturer of network equipment and a top US patent-holder in optical networking. Our solutions combine the best wireline, wireless, and software technology with extensive multivendor services expertise to deliver custom, end-to-end network integration and management solutions. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom .
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