Vidéotron Taps Arris for VoIP

Le Groupe Vidéotron Ltée will use Arris Group Inc. as one of its modem suppliers for voice-over-Internet-protocol service.

The vendor said Monday that the Canadian MSO “has placed a substantial initial order” for its Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification 2.0-certified “Touchstone Telephony Modem TM402P” indoor embedded multimedia-terminal adapters.

The sale was facilitated by Capella Telecommunications Inc., a Canadian based communications-equipment distributor and Arris' value-added reseller in the country.

“This order represents Arris' largest E-MTA commitment to date in the Canadian market," vice president of sales Mark Adams said in a prepared statement. “We are honored to work with both Vidéotron and Capella to bring VoIP to consumers in Quebec, and we look forward to providing Vidéotron with the customer-premises components they will need as their VoIP deployment progresses.”