Draka cables selected for Canadian FTTH deployment

SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 -- Draka Communications-Americas has been selected by Téléphone Guèvremont, a Quebec-based ILEC, and Téléphone Drummond and Maskatel, CLEC affiliates of Téléphone Guèvremont, to provide all the fiber-optic cable requirements for a FTTH deployment in the Drummondville, Quebec area.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 -- Draka Communications-Americas (search for Draka) has been selected by Téléphone Guèvremont, a Quebec-based ILEC, and Téléphone Drummond and Maskatel, CLEC affiliates of Téléphone Guèvremont, to provide all the fiber-optic cable requirements for a FTTH deployment in the Drummondville, Quebec area.

Participants say the Téléphone Drummond FTTH project is the first of its kind in Canada, the first CLEC and service provider to build a true fiber-to-the-home network. The Guèvremont family has been involved as an ILEC in the Ste-Rosalie, Quebec area for over 75 years. Over a decade ago, Mr. Augustin Guèvremont partnered with Mr. Donald Dupuis to form Maskatel, and soon thereafter Mr. Claude Beauregard joined them to start Téléphone Drummond. Their headend was built in 2006, and they started serving customers in August of 2007. 

Draka Communications says it is proud to be part of this success story by providing a range of fiber-optic cable products, including its 864-count ezRibbon high-count loose-tube cables; ezPrep Loose Tube cables; and ezDrop FTTH drop cables. Draka's family of outdoor, indoor, and specialty fiber cables allow network operators and installers to simply and cost-effectively deploy fiber infrastructure.

"Having served Téléphone Guèvremont and Maskatel in the past, we were very confident in Draka's ability to provide proven products that exceed industry standards," reports Maskatel president Donald Dupius. "Draka was also proactive in assisting us by providing introductions to a variety of FTTH experts in the United States. We felt this exemplified the spirit of partnership we were looking for in a vendor."


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