CSPs of the Future — High Fibre: Canadian Fibre-Optic Networks

CSPs of the Future — High Fibre: Canadian Fibre-Optic Networks

This IDC study examines the current drivers of growth of optical networking and provides brief profiles of more than three dozen national, regional, and local optical networks in Canada. Modern communications are increasingly dependent on fibre optics as high-speed optical networks increasingly pervade every segment of communications."Fibre-optic networking is an increasingly strategic and competitive segment in the C$46 billion communications sector driven by a resurgent boom in the proliferation and growth of optical networks throughout Canada," says study author Lawrence Surtees, vice president and principal analyst in the Communications Practice at IDC Canada Ltd. "The imperative of making fibre-optic access ubiquitous dovetails with the urgent imperative of service providers to invest in next-generation network technologies and architectures over the coming decade. Bandwidth, after all, is like closets, and we can never have enough."

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Ciena Maintains Ottawa as Global Optical R&D Hub
Technology Drivers
Need for Bandwidth and the Optical Imperative
Triple-Play Services and 4K Video
FTTx Deployment Options
Passive Optical Networks
Fibre-to-the-Home Programs Accelerate
Cloud Computing and Datacentres
Optical Ethernet
Ethernet and GPON
Wireless Backhaul
100G and Faster Optical Needed
Faster Lasers
Dense Wave-Division Multiplexing
Frequency Combs
Future Outlook
Vendor Networks
National Fibre-Optic Networks
Bell Canada
40G Adaptive Optical Engine
Bell Lights 100G and Deploys Terabit Metro
Bell Canada FTTx Program and Gigabit Fibre Expansion
Bell Mobility Optical Wireless Backhaul
Zayo Canada (Formerly Allstream)
Optical Wavelength on Demand
Rogers Enterprise Business Unit
Rogers Cable
Shaw Business
Shaw Calgary Network (Formerly ENMAX)
Shaw Cable
Cogeco Enterprise Services
Cogeco Enterprise GTA Network
Cogeco Cable
Eastlink Cable
TeraGo Networks
Hibernia Atlantic
Provincial/Regional and Local Fibre Networks
ORION Ontario Research Network Backbone
Hydro One Telecom
Eastern Ontario Regional Network
Southwest Ontario
Wightman Telecom
City of Stratford
Eastlink Ontario
Grey Bruce Telecom
Utilities Kingston
Lakeland Energy Muskoka Region Fibre
NAN Northwestern Ontario Broadband Expansion Initiative
RISQ Research Network Backbone
Vidéotron and Fibrenoire
Eeyou Communications Network
Téliphone Navigata
a2b Fibre
QNet Fibre Network
City of Kelowna, British Columbia
Axia Alberta FibreNet
Olds O-Net
Manitoba Telecom
Bell Aliant
Aliant FibreOP FTTH
Eastlink Cable
Transgulf Consortium
Greenland Connect
F6 Networks
Valley Community Fibre Network
Mackenzie Valley Fibre
Arctic Fibre
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
Advice for All Integrated Service Providers
Advice for Equipment Vendors
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