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Fujitsu SDN and Optical Transport Stitched Into Shaw’s Canadian Fiber Net

February 06, 2019 / Matt Hamblen

Fujitsu Network Communications completed work with Canadian service provider Shaw Communications to increase the capacity and scale of Shaw’s fiber optic network.Fujitsu provided Shaw with its 1Finity T310 Transport and 1Finity L100 Lambda series blades and the Virtuora network control system to boost network capacity and performance. The Virtuora optical networking technology is modular and offers SDN control. They are designed to help operators like Shaw prepare for future needs with cost efficiency, Fujitsu said in a statement.Damian Poltz, vice president of technology at Shaw, said the Fujitsu technology will help Shaw’s network be more agile and scalable, especially in urban areas, for seamless connectivity.