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Project will provide essential internet connectivity to coastal communities in British Columbia
RICHARDSON, Texas – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. today announced that Fujitsu hardware, software and services have been selected for the Connected Coast project to bring high-speed connectivity to rural communities and remote along the British coast. Columbia and around Vancouver Island. CityWest Connected Coast Network Corporation and Strathcona Connected Coast Network Corporation selected the Fujitsu 1FINITY ™ platform and Virtuora® Network Control (NC) solution, as well as Fujitsu field services and project management to build the new network of optical fiber.
The Connected Coast initiative aims to enable vital high-speed internet access for remote working, e-learning, telehealth services and emergency notifications. A major investment connecting remote areas, including 48 Indigenous communities, the Connected Coast project will also open up new economic development opportunities for residents and businesses in previously underserved areas of the British Columbia coast and the island. from Vancouver.
The new DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) network will integrate the Fujitsu 1FINITY T300 Transport, S900 Switch and L100 Lambda blades, as well as the Virtuora (NC) network controller to provide open, multi-vendor and software-defined network control ( SDN) and management. CityWest and Strathcona engaged Fujitsu services to support network deployment and project management to ensure a smooth deployment.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Fujitsu as we build the Connected Coast Project and bring excellent Internet, phone and TV services to rural and remote communities in British Columbia,” said Stefan Woloszyn, Managing Director of CityWest. “Enabling access to faster, more reliable Internet connectivity for underserved communities is an important part of our mission to provide superior communications and incredible customer experiences. ”
“Through the use of Fujitsu technology, the Connected Coast project is one step closer to providing reliable connectivity to rural and remote coastal communities,” said David Leitch, Executive Director of the Strathcona Regional District. “These communities will soon experience the same or better Internet capacity than their urban counterparts.”
“Network infrastructure is more critical than ever, and expanding this infrastructure to remote coastal regions is an ambitious endeavor,” said Annie Bogue, sales and marketing manager at Fujitsu Network Communications. “We are proud to support Connected Coast’s digital transformation with our 1FINITY and Virtuora NC platform, helping them expand essential broadband access. ”
The first group of communities will be connected before the end of this year, and the project is expected to be completed in 2023.
Fujitsu is the Japanese leader in information and communication technologies (ICT) offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 126,000 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 revenue of 3.6 trillion yen (US $ 34 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021. For more information, please see https: // www.fujitsu.com/.
About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of digital transformation solutions for network operators, service providers and content providers worldwide. We combine best-in-class hardware, software and services with multi-vendor expertise to enable cost savings, faster service delivery, and improved network performance. In close collaboration with our customers and ecosystem partners, we design, build, operate and maintain better networks for the connected world. For more information, please visit http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom or contact us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/Fujitsu-network-communications.
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Source: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.