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Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc. has expanded its network reach throughout Ontario through collaborative efforts with other utility-affiliated telecoms (u-telcos) in the province. The network infrastructure...


April 1, 2005  


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Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc. has expanded its network reach throughout Ontario through collaborative efforts with other utility-affiliated telecoms (u-telcos) in the province. The network infrastructure is available province-wide for the company’s large enterprise customers such as financial services companies, insurance companies, hospitals, educational institutions and the provincial government. The company provides network solutions for data transport and business Internet services to Toronto-based businesses …. Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp. has announced the introduction of what it calls the industry’s first bend-insensitive fiber drop cables for fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) and fiber-to-the home (FTTH) applications. By integrating its PureAccess bend-insensitive optical fibers to its drop cable product line, the company says it has increased the flexibility and overall utility of drop cables leading directly to the subscribers’ premises ….. Call-Net Enterprises Inc., a provider of residential and business telecommunications services, has appointed Dave Masotti as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Masotti joins Call-Net from DFM Consulting where he was the principal. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer, Skulogix Inc., as well as president of Spar Space Systems. He has also worked with numerous other companies including Rogers, Sprint Canada and Nortel … ADC and Corning Cable Systems have signed a technology transfer agreement for Corning’s OptiTap connector and adaptor line. The OptiTap reduces the terminal and drop cable installation time for subscriber connection, thereby reducing total installed cost of deployment, said Stuart Hoiness, vice president of Hardware and Equipment Product Line Management at Corning. Prior to manufacturing the product, ADC elected to pursue a formal technology transfer agreement to ensure full compatibility between the two companies’ products. The agreement allows ADC to interact with Corning’s engineering and operations teams …. Nortel Networks Corp. has appointed Gary Daichendt to the position of president and chief operating officer. Daichendt is a senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in the global technology industry and was previously executive vice president, Worldwide Operations for Cisco Systems Inc. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading Nortel’s carrier and enterprise businesses, research and development, services and supply chain functions and global sales and operations.