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AECL completes major IP migration

Bell Canada and the Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) have announced the completion of a major migration to an In...


October 19, 2004  


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Bell Canada and the Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) have announced the completion of a major migration to an Internet Protocol national network for all voice, video and data applications.

"The decision to migrate to IP made perfect sense from both a strategic and technological perspective," said Bob Graham, network supervisor for AECL.

He added that the migration will allow cost reduction goals to be met without compromising service and reliability.

AECL designs and develops the CANDU nuclear power reactor as well as other energy products and services.

As part of the conversion, it migrated distinct voice and video conferencing applications onto the new consolidated Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure to allow for improved transport of data, voice and video traffic.

The company estimates that overall communications network costs will be reduced by 20% as a result of the switch to IP.