Montréal, September 14, 2021 - Videotron Business is partnering with Québec-based tech company X-TELIA to offer an expanded range of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to help cities, municipalities, government organizations and businesses across Québec step up their digital transformation.
Bringing digital ambitions within reach
Electronic data collection sensors have the potential to improve the quality of the services offered by many Québec cities and businesses, while reducing operating costs. Here are a few examples of areas where the technology can yield fast, tangible improvements:
- Waste management: improving collection efficiency with fill-level sensors and smart routing algorithms.
- Water management and quality: better monitoring of water distribution systems, automatic water-meter reading, fast leak detection, instant monitoring of water levels in rivers, sewers, basins, etc.
- Smart parking: detecting available street parking spaces and counting vehicles in public spaces.
- Vehicle and asset location: optimizing operations through instantaneous tracking of fire and snow removal vehicles or any other important assets, motorized or not, inside or outside buildings.
- Environmental management: continuous monitoring of indoor air quality (e.g. CO2 levels) and outdoor air quality (e.g. forest fire detection), measurement of precipitation and wind.
- Noise pollution: continuous monitoring of commercial and residential areas.
Thanks to the partnership between Videotron Business and X-TELIA, all organizations can now stand out by offering their citizens or customers services tailored to their daily lives.
X-TELIA’s IoT solutions are based on LoRa™ technology and the LoRaWAN™ communication protocol, which use low-frequency bands to project signals over very large distances while minimizing energy usage. This is technology that has already been tried and tested in a number of countries. It offers the reliability and security needed for, among other things, smart city projects.
“This alliance is a big step forward that will support the social and economic prosperity of cities across Québec. With X-TELIA, a home-grown tech company, Videotron will proudly continue meeting the digital ambitions of Québec organizations.”
Pierre Karl Péladeau
President and CEO, Quebecor
“Videotron Business intends to become the partner of choice for Québec organizations when it comes to digital management of their day-to-day business and carrying out innovative projects. We are confident that our partnership with X-TELIA will help make us the go-to provider for Québec cities.”
Vice-President, Revenue and Strategy, Videotron Business
“Our ultimate goal has always been to make cities smarter, businesses more efficient and citizens safer. With its seasoned teams, Videotron Business is the ideal partner to speed up the deployment of our cutting-edge technologies and solutions in Québec.”
President and founder, X-TELIA
Québec cities, municipalities, government organizations and businesses can contact Videotron Business today to learn more about the possibilities offered by IoT.
Videotron, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in television, entertainment, Internet access, wireline telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its Helix home entertainment and management platform. As of March 31, 2021, Videotron was serving 1,459,100 cable television customers and 477,900 subscribers to its Club illico video streaming service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,807,400 subscribers as of March 31, 2021. As of the same date, Videotron had 1,503,200 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing wireline telephone service to 897,700 Québec households and organizations. Videotron has ranked as Québec’s most respected telecommunications company every year for the past 16 years.
X-TELIA is a Quebec-based technology company specializing in Internet of Things and LoRaWAN solutions. It supports companies and cities that want to deploy wireless applications based on highly secure, low-cost and low-power long-range connectivity. X-TELIA offers the Quebec market solutions that have been proven elsewhere in the world, as well as leading-edge expertise to facilitate the shift to the Internet of Things. X-TELIA also operates a next-generation wireless network dedicated to the Internet of Things, specifically designed to support new applications that make cities smarter, industry more efficient and citizens safer.