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TELUS Partners with DragonWave to Provide High-capacity Video and Data Connectivity

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:05am
TELUS has selected a packet microwave solution from DragonWave to provide additional high-capacity connectivity for special events. Working with DragonWave’s partner, Alliance Corporation, TELUS selected DragonWave’s Horizon Compact primarily because its all-outdoor, zero-footprint design will allow for rapid deployment of service to remote locations without need for trenching optical fibre.

“The DragonWave solution offers us a cost-effective, simple and fast way to provide capacity for special events,” said Zouheir Mansourati, VP, Network Technology & Planning, TELUS. “Our partnership with DragonWave to provide last-mile capacity for video and data connectivity allows us to continue providing reliable, high-performance TELUS services wherever and whenever opportunities present themselves.”

The Horizon Compact provides a resilient, high-performance backhaul network solution that enables service at low power consumption per bit and minimal ecological footprint. The DragonWave solution delivers simplified operations and improved total lifecycle costs.

“With the Horizon Compact, TELUS can rapidly and economically deploy the reliable bandwidth that it requires for video conferencing and other innovative services for special events.” DragonWave President and CEO Peter Allen said. “Our solution’s capacity and built-in economical flexibility are unparalleled in the packet microwave industry.”
The DragonWave Horizon® line of packet microwave systems delivers the highest levels of spectral efficiency and reliability for carrier-grade delivery of advanced applications and services. An uncompromised product design delivers pure “packet” microwave performance with software-scalable, ultra-low latency transport of up to 4 Gbps per link.

For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com.
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