November 01, 2012
Michel Parent Honored by Corning Incorporated and Lightwave
By Carolyn J Dawson
The winner of the Annual FTTXcellence Award, in its ninth year, has been announced by Corning (News - Alert) Incorporated and Lightwave Magazine. Michel Parent was honored with this award at the recent 2012 FTTH Conference & Expo in Dallas.
Based in La Prairie, Québec, Canada, Parent has been working with Bell Canada (News - Alert) for 26 years, as a member of the Network Technology team at Bell Canada’s Outside Plant Technology Research (OTR) group. This year, Parent has been responsible for ensuring uniformity in the latest offerings for each stage of Bell’s triumphant fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout.
In March 2012, Bell Canada, a major communications organization in Canada, unveiled its revolutionary fiber network service, Bell Fibe, in Québec City. For the first time in Canada, Bell aims to connect nearly 300,000 homes and businesses as part of this mammoth FTTH rollout. The organization will be spending a minimum of $ 239.60 million for implementing FTTH, and availing to the region well-liked and competitive communications services like the newest broadband TV, Internet and home phone services.
In a statement, Parent said, “I am honored to be recognized by Corning and Lightwave for my contribution to Bell’s rollout of Fibe. It was truly a team effort, so I especially look forward to sharing this great achievement with the incredible team I have the privilege of working with day in and day out to deliver Bell’s advanced fiber network to our customers.”
According to Kim Hartwell, SVP of Carrier Networks and Customer Experience at Corning Cable Systems, a technical proficiency and dedication to quality has been showcased by Michel, which has also motivated his team at Bell for providing FTTH advantages directly to end users.
Hartwell has congratulated Michel for winning this award on behalf of Corning.
Stephen Hardy, editorial director and associate publisher at Lightwave said, “Michel is the third winner of the FTTXcellence Award from Canada, which confirms that optical access innovation is widespread in North America. Other operators seeking to add the many benefits of FTTH technology to their networks would do well to follow the practices Michel and his team established.”
Edited by Braden Becker
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