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Bell Nexxia networks with Scotia

Bell Nexxia, Toronto, has announced a three-year agreement with Scotia Capital and ScotiaMcLeod to provide coast-to-coast broadband network facilities for the companies. These new facilities will enab...


May 1, 2000  


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Bell Nexxia, Toronto, has announced a three-year agreement with Scotia Capital and ScotiaMcLeod to provide coast-to-coast broadband network facilities for the companies. These new facilities will enable faster information delivery to Scotia Capital’s Investment Banking and Trading offices in Canada and to ScotiaMcLeod’s investment executives in its 78 branches across the country.

Bell Nexxia says it will provide the companies with multiple IP, data, video and voice services through a simple network design. The deployment will allow the company to deliver next generation applications to ScotiaMcLeod, including the integration of voice into the IP network. This technology will provide real-time radio broadcasts to ScotiaMcLeod’s investment executives, giving them private access to up-to-the-minute information.

“The broadband network solution provided by Bell Nexxia allows our investment executives to access, research and act upon critical information faster, giving us a competitive advantage,” said Gail Smith, Senior VP of Front Office Development, Scotiabank.

ScotiaMcLeod’s 78 retail investment banking branches will be linked on a single consolidated network using the Nexxia.LAN service — a high-speed managed LAN service that enables companies to transparently link up geographically dispersed locations at native LAN speeds. This service will allow bandwidth intensive applications to be exchanged at a faster rate between ScotiaMcLeod’s branches across Canada. W


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