MONTREAL, May 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - FIBRENOIRE, a telecommunications
company specializing in fiber connectivity services for businesses in
Quebec and Ontario, continues its expansion with the acquisition today
of Société des Réseaux Dédiés et Privés Inc. (SRDP Telecom) and Réseau
du Haut-Richelieu Inc. (RHRI), two independent fiber optic networks in
the Greater Montreal Area. The acquisition gives FIBRENOIRE the largest
fiber network in Quebec exclusively dedicated to business.
The acquisition expands the FIBRENOIRE network to more than 75 million
of fiber-metres - the equivalent of circumventing the earth twice -
concentrated in three of the four largest metropolitan areas in Eastern
Canada: Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. FIBRENOIRE's fiber optic
network now serves more than 500 commercial and industrial buildings
and 39 data centres in Quebec and Ontario, as well as secondary markets
such as St-Hyacinthe, Drummondville, Granby, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and
"FIBRENOIRE distinguishes itself by providing businesses with the
fastest and most reliable internet and private network connectivity
services in the industry, ranging from 10Mbps to 100Gbps symmetrical.
Thanks to our network, clients can deploy the extremely powerful and
robust telecommunications infrastructures essential for running cloud
applications like business continuity and data backup and to send
massive amounts of information through the internet, to increase
productivity and achieve significant operational gains," said Benjamin
Desmarais, president and CEO of FIBRENOIRE.
According to François Tessier, president of SRDP Telecom and RHRI, "the
combination of FIBRENOIRE's expertise and SRDP's networks will provide
businesses with a unique service offering at the very forefront of the
telecommunications industry." Tessier will now chair the FIBRENOIRE
A strong financial partner: NOVACAP
The transaction was completed with the help of NOVACAP, a Quebec-based
private investment company. "We were immediately impressed by the three
companies, the way they have evolved so far, and their growth
potential. By supporting FIBRENOIRE in its development, we're sending a
clear message to technology decision makers," said Stéphane Tremblay,
senior partner at NOVACAP. "There is now a powerful and viable
alternative to the large telecommunications networks."
Founded in 2007, FIBRENOIRE is a telecommunications company specializing
exclusively in fiber optic connectivity services for businesses in
Quebec and Ontario. FIBRENOIRE deploys and operates its own network of
more than 1500 km of fiber optic cable in the metropolitan areas of
Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. The company provides internet,
Ethernet, private IP MPLS, custom-built dark fiber and intra- and
intercity wavelength transport services.
FIBRENOIRE serves more than 1000 companies of all sizes including
several international carriers and internet service providers (ISP)
operating in Canada. The company has forty employees, with a head
office in Montreal. For more information, please visit
With $790 million under management, NOVACAP is one of Canada's leading
private investment firms. Since 1981, its distinctive partnership
approach, based on in-depth operational expertise, has helped
accelerate the growth of more than fifty companies in North America.
NOVACAP is regarded as one of the best private investment firms on the
continent. For more information, please visit www.novacap.ca.
For further information:
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