Shaw Communications Inc.
) teamed up with
) and achieved a record network speed of nearly 400 Gbps over an
existing optical link which supports huge network traffic.
The test was carried using Shaw Communications' fiber optic
network between Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta, Canada covering
nearly 400 kilometers. So, implementing Alcatel-Lucent's
technology, the company achieved a record 400 Gbps speed.
Increased usage of smartphones and tablets coupled with higher
downloads of HD movies have stimulated demand for data usage and
faster network speed. Consequently, to suffice the increasing
need of the data hungry customers, the telecom companies are
continuously upgrading their network services from 2G to 3G and
have now advanced to 4GLTE or DOCSIS technology.
Keeping such factors in mind, Shaw Communications is also
deployed high-speed DOCSIS 3.0 network in several western
Canadian markets under the brand name of "Nitro Internet
Service." This technology offers 100 Mbps download speed. Nitro
Internet Service is the fastest Internet service available in
Therefore, deploying the tested technology will allow users to
attain speed of nearly 17.6 Tbps, which will support 266 million
voice calls or the transmission of 88 Blu-ray Discs in a split
As of Nov 30, 2012, Basic Cable customer base was 2,166,536,
reflecting a net reduction of 23,912 customers from the previous
quarter. Internet customer base stood at 1,902,385, reflecting
quarterly net addition of 5,956 customers.
The Canadian market is mainly dominated by
Rogers Communications Inc.
). So, the rollout of such a high-speed technology will not only
improve customer base but will also safeguard the company's
position against such the big industry players.
Currently, Shaw Communications has a Zacks Rank #3
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