Ottawa, Ontario -- Telecom Ottawa Limited, a broadband data utility serving the Ottawa region, has announced that i...
June 24, 2002
Ottawa, Ontario — Telecom Ottawa Limited, a broadband data utility serving the Ottawa region, has announced that its all-optical, Ethernet-based network is now operational, following a testing and verification trial conducted by Cortex Networks.
The results of the Cortex trial and of internal testing – completed over a two-month period – were announced at an event in the nation’s capital held to celebrate the business launch of Telecom Ottawa.
“We put the network through its paces and it passed with flying colours,” said Chris Hardy, senior VP of Cortex. “This metropolitan-based broadband network exploits the tremendous capacity of 10-gigabit optical Ethernet technology while maintaining the highest carrier-class standards for network reliability.”
At the launch, Telecom Ottawa executive VP, Dave Dobbin, said the network consisted of about 250 kilometres of fibre-optic cable in the ground, on utility poles and connecting major buildings throughout the Ottawa region. He said the network would provide customers with guaranteed levels of affordable broadband data capacity.
“In addition to affordability, customers are looking for guaranteed capacity – as opposed to sourcing bandwidth on a ‘best efforts’ basis,” said Dobbin. “We believe there’s a gap in the market for customers seeking affordability and guaranteed capacity. And we intend to provide it.”