Western James Bay Telecom Network expands broadband services to rural Canadian communities
Western James Bay Telecom Network expands broadband services to rural Canadian communities (Valentyn Volkov/Shuterstock.com)
Western James Bay Telecom Network (WJBTN) has been bringing telecommunications services to rural communities in Canada from Moosonee along the western James Bay coast through Fort Albany, Kashechewan, and Attawapiskat since 2010. The provider leases the fibre optic cable from Five Nations Energy, which installed it during construction of the transmission line to the De Beers Victor diamond mine 90km west of Attawapiskat prior to the 2010 launch.
How WJBTN is using Infinera’s optical networking equipment
WJBTN selected the Infinera equipment to help it cost-effectively deliver next-generation high-capacity network services to support the region’s economic development and access to education and telehealth. Because the network spans a number of challenging terrains, including ice roads and rugged landscapes, design expertise of Infinera's partner, FONEX Data Systems was called upon to help address these region-specific challenges. Using the Infinera XTM Series packet optical networking platform, FONEX delivered strong customer support and a range of long-term growth options.
David Coté, General Manager at Western James Bay Telecom Network says: “FONEX's unwavering support, coupled with Infinera's excellent XTM solution, has greatly improved our network design, enabling us to substantially boost bandwidth, expand our service network footprint, and significantly enhance service quality and bandwidth speeds for our valued customers.”
Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera adds: “We are pleased to support Western James Bay Telecom Network’s upgrade, helping them expand their broadband networking infrastructure with Infinera’s leading technology to deliver robust connectivity services to rural Ontario communities.”