Vidéotron paves the way for next-generation services

26 Sep 2006

Montreal-based cableco Vidéotron announced yesterday that it has chosen Nortel Networks to supply it with network upgrades to expand its VoIP service beyond the initial offering launched in January 2005, primarily in Montreal, Quebec City and Chicoutimi. Vidéotron has ordered Nortel’s Communication Server 2000-Compact softswitches and Nuera BTX 4000 media gateway, based on a mixture of time division multiplex (TDM) switches and IP-based equipment. It already has an optical SONET network based on Nortel products that provides IP voice transport and business services. The company says that the softswitch project, due to be completed by the end of the year, lays the foundation for next-generation multimedia services such as video calling and unified messaging as it expands the reach of its VoIP offering in Quebec.

Canada, Videotron