Shaw Biz intros 100 Mbps symmetrical Ethernet over DOCSIS

Shaw Business (TSX:SJR.B) is now making up to 100 Mbps symmetrical private data connections available to more than 300,000 business ...

Shaw Business (TSX:SJR.B) is now making up to 100 Mbps symmetrical private data connections available to more than 300,000 business locations in western Canada with Ethernet over DOCSIS (EoD) technology.

Shaw Business customers can leverage EoD technology to connect their sites and branch locations together with an end-to-end private network connection. EoD uses Shaw's existing network to provide a single-vendor solution that can be paired with Shaw's fiber-based multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) solution.

"For two decades Shaw has been a trailblazer for network connectivity across western Canada, and we know that businesses of all sizes increasingly need faster, scalable and more flexible solutions to fuel their operations," said Katherine Emberly, president, Business, Brand and Communications, Shaw. "Our next generation Ethernet over DOCSIS solution reinforces the power and future potential of Shaw's network technology to give Shaw Business customers the efficient, secure and reliable industry-leading connectivity they need today and in the future."

Shaw Business' EoD solution is integrated into a single-box deployment using Shaw's DOCSIS 3.1 modem. The new EoD service has been built with automated provisioning to reduce fulfillment time and allow customers to self-install more easily.

By combining Shaw's DOCSIS and fiber architectures, Shaw is now able to connect more businesses to 100 Mbps symmetrical services than ever before. Shaw's existing fiber network comprises more than 1.4 million kilometers of fiber distributed across 11,000 route kilometers throughout Canada and the United States.

In November, Shaw doubled the speeds of its top residential Internet tiers based on DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades.

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