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Press Release -- April 1st, 2019
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Fibrenoire Adds VMware SD-WAN Service by VeloCloud to its business offering

MONTRÉAL, April 1, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Fibrenoire, a Videotron subsidiary company and a leading provider of connectivity solutions fully dedicated to businesses, announced the addition of the VMware SD-WAN solution by VeloCloud to its service offerings. The VMware SD-WAN solution enables businesses to securely support application growth in the cloud and increase network flexibility, in addition to provides them with greater agility in implementing and configuring branch offices across the network.

With the increased complexity of applications and the migration of their functions to cloud technologies, the VMWare SD-WAN solution is an asset for organizations who want a network that adapts quickly and efficiently to their connectivity needs without having to compromise on performance.

"Fibrenoire is proud to partner with VMware, a true leader in SD-WAN technology," says Alexis Bourson, General Manager Sales Marketing at Fibrenoire. "This offer reinforces our commitment to increasing the performance of businesses by optimizing their telecommunications infrastructure."

VMware SD-WAN is a powerful branch and edge connectivity platform. It combines the economic benefits and the flexibility of a real-time network overlay with the speed of large-scale deployment and automation of cloud services. With VMware SD-WAN, businesses of all sizes and across industries can support cloud application growth, network flexibility, and simplified branch implementations. They can also optimize access to cloud data centres and SaaS applications.

"Beyond offering a simple SD-WAN solution, as many competitors do, it was important for us to offer one that guarantees the best performance for our customers," said Cyrille Mertes, CTO at Fibrenoire. "Our resolutely geeky side obliges, we tested a multitude of solutions before concluding that VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud is far superior to others on the market."

This solution offers better application performance due to its Dynamic Multi-Path Optimization (DMPO) capability which comprises three main functions: continuous connection monitoring, dynamic application steering on a per-packet basis and on-demand remediation.

"Many SD-WAN solutions attempt to offer one of these three functions, but only VMWare SD-WAN offers all three simultaneously," added Mertes.

"VMware is pleased to be working with Fibrenoire," says Sasha Emmerling, Senior Director of Marketing VMWare, VeloCloud. "VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud provides Fibrenoire's customers with an industry leading SD-WAN solution for automation, improved application performance, reliability, security and better management of available network resources."

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud allows for powerful network application performance visibility that gives business IT departments insight into by-application bandwidth usage, operating systems on the network, and other data points that can be used to monitor and optimize networks of all sizes.

About Fibrenoire
Fibrenoire is a telecommunications company specializing exclusively in fibre-optic connectivity services for businesses in Québec and Ontario. Fibrenoire deploys and operates its own 45,000-km+ fibre-optic network in the Montréal, OttawaToronto and Québec City metropolitan areas. In addition to business solutions, Fibrenoire provides consulting engineering services, stellar project delivery and 24/7 technical support as well as network monitoring through its Network Operations Centre (NOC). Fibrenoire is also MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified and counts a number of international carriers, data centres and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) among its 3131 customers. The company has over 120 employees, with its head office in Montréal, Québec. For more information regarding Fibrenoire's full-service offering, visit www.fibrenoire.ca

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About Videotron
Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, digital cable television, and other services. As of December 31, 2018, Videotron was serving 1,597,300 cable television customers. The Club illico over-the-top video service had 420,900 members. Videotron is also the Quebec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,704,500 subscribers to its cable service as of December 31, 2018. As of the same date, Videotron had 1,153,800 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,113,900 Quebec households and organizations. For the fourteenth consecutive year, Videotron ranked as Quebec's most respected telecommunications company in the annual Léger survey.

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For further information: Ruby Najjar, Marketing Director, Fibrenoire, rnajjar@fibrenoire.ca; Alexandra Graveline, Public Relations Advisor, Videotron, 514 380-7069, alexandra.graveline@videotron.com

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