“Videotron is pressing ahead with its advanced wireless services network project”

videotronlogoQuebecor, Videotron’s parent company, released their Q3 results and I found an update of how very quietly Videotron is making progress to launch their HSPA network. Some say they are the real long term threat when it comes to wireless competition, especially in the Quebec market.

Pierre Karl Peladeau, President and CEO of Quebecor. “Videotron again posted a significant increase in operating income, reflecting customer growth for all its services for the 17th consecutive quarter. At the same time, Videotron is pressing ahead with its advanced wireless services network project. As of September 30, 2009, all service and switching platforms had been installed, as well as the interconnections with Videotron’s existing network. The build-out of antenna sites is proceeding on schedule. For nearly 60% of these sites, leases have been signed or tower-sharing requests accepted and the equipment is being installed.”

Videotron recently announced that Ottawa-based DragonWave will be building out their HSPA network. Peladeau has said they have activate over 6,300 phones for wireless telephone service last quarter.

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