Update on Videotron’s 2010 AWS Launch

by Jeff Wiener on December 26, 2009

VIDEOTRON logoVideotron recently announced an update on its highly anticipated Advanced Wireless Services (“AWS”) rollout, and on its AWS objectives for 2010.

Videotron is proud to announce that it has reached a number of major milestones in the rollout of its 3.75G wireless infrastructure project over the course of 2009. Videotron’s new wireless service offering is an integral part of its strategic vision for its combined platform and quadruple play technology offering. In addition to supporting enhanced content distribution and new business partnerships, Videotron further believes that the rollout and launch of its AWS will further increase Videotron’s contribution to Québec’s new economy and technological future. Videotron continues to optimize the project plans and phases to reflect the latest technologies, the best quality service and coverage, and rapidly changing market conditions, with the objective of additional launch-date services and applications, maximized coverage and accelerated penetration of Videotron’s AWS offering.

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“We intend to launch a service that meets the highest quality standards that all customers have come to expect from Videotron,” said Robert Dépatie, President and CEO of Videotron. “Videotron is determined to deliver on its promise of an unparalleled customer experience, to reflect our commitment to maintain our technological leadership and to offer what is best in the marketplace.”

The build-out of Videotron’s AWS project – a greenfield investment – has gained significant momentum since the acquisition of spectrum in the third quarter of 2008. As of December 21, 2009, all services and switching platforms have been installed and are operational, and interconnections have been established with Videotron’s existing fibre network.

Videotron still anticipates launching its AWS offering in the summer of 2010, when its new High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network is expected to be operational.

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Written by: Jeff Wiener. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Identi.ca, or Friendfeed


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