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What We Do

What We Do

Viva Networks provides complete, end-to-end fixed terrestrial and satellite-based network provisioning, monitoring, maintenance and management services, as well as value-added, enterprise-level managed IT infrastructure services.

We have the experience and expertise to help medium and large enterprises leverage any type of network technology, including satellite, digital subscriber line (DSL), Wi-Fi®, WiMAX, microwave, and fiber.

All our networks are designed and built based on our extensive experience architecting and deploying business-critical communications and IT networks for medium and large organizations. And they are backed by advanced, field-proven network monitoring and maintenance solutions designed to ensure the ongoing availability, reliability and security of an end-to-end, wide area, high speed network infrastructure.

All Viva Networks services can be customized to fit your specific needs, not a service provider’s idea of what those needs should be.

Our Value Add

Viva Networks managed network services and networking solutions and services reduce network downtime at the network, desktop and application level that can negatively impact business productivity.

We ensure business-critical networks, applications and services are always available over a Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure designed specifically to improve competitive positioning.

With Viva Networks, you can eliminate the need for in-house network management resources, as well as the hassle of managing wide area, high speed data, voice and multimedia networks and services.

Management Team

Gilles Desmarais
Gilles Desmarais is a co-founder of Viva Networks. He is responsible for developing and executing corporate strategies that drive continuous growth of the Viva Networks business. He is accountable for achieving corporate excellence and continuing improvements. And he manages effective research and development, business development and operational initiatives.

Gilles has more than 29 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He has held executive, management, sales and technical positions. Before co-founding Viva Networks, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of RAMTelecom, a satellite service company, which was eventually purchased by OmniGlobe Networks in 2009. Gilles has a technology-driven background gained through management positions with Ericsson Canada and Sixdion Inc., as well as sales and technical positions with I-Star Internet and Information Dimensions.

Chris Stratton
Vice-president Technology
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Chris Stratton is a co-founder of Viva Networks. He is responsible for effective operations and administration of the IT networking side of the Viva Networks operation. He is accountable for delivering exceptionally sound technology solutions and customer-oriented services. Chris has more than 25 years of experience in IT services, technology solutions, security, data center operations and, delivery of mission critical IT services and support to customers.

Chris’ background is diverse. It includes expertise in technology architecture, design, implementation and support, application support, operating systems deployments, virtualization, security implementation, IP encryption and LAN/WAN networking and design. He brings strong leadership qualities that are supported by a technology-driven background gained through more than 10 years managing IntelliSyn Communications, a Viva Networks strategic partner. His previous experience includes senior-level positions with Bell Canada, G Capital, Ericsson Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa Police, Museum of Science and Technology, Disney, St. John Ambulance and more.

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