Northwestel to deploy Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform in Canada’s Northwest Territories

Fujitsu says that Northwestel, a service provider in northern Canada will deploy the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (packet ONP) to support the delivery of high speed data, voice, and cable television services to its coverage area.

Fujitsu says that Northwestel, a service provider in northern Canada will deploy the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (packet ONP) to support the delivery of high speed data, voice, and cable television services to its coverage area.

Northwestel delivers local and long distance telephone services, digital and analog cable television, and advanced data communications to more than 115,000 residents across a very geographically diverse territory in northern Canada. Northwestel deployed the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 packet optical transport platform to handle dynamic wavelength routing and bandwidth provisioning across its fiber-optic network as the company increases the capacity of its network in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

“Part of our 2011 Vision is to focus on offering innovative technology to our customers that continues to transform communications in Northern Canada,” said Don Pumphrey, vice president for information and technology management at Northwestel. “The FLASHWAVE 9500 platform and critical maintenance services from Fujitsu allow us to operate one of the most adaptable, scalable, and highest-performing networks in Canada, capable of supporting multiple forms of traffic over a single infrastructure. Working with Fujitsu has been key in transforming our network to a next-generation, resilient infrastructure that enables us to profitably deliver enhanced services to our customers.”

Northwestel also turned to Fujitsu for network planning, design, and management. The Fujitsu NETSMART 2000 Planning and Design tool was used to reduce the time required for network planning to “just a matter of days,” according to Fujitsu. Northwestel also will leverage a Fujitsu Maintenance and Support Program, along with additional training and furnished materials.

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