Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Verizon Business Lights 40 Gbps IP Circuits with Juniper

Verizon Business has activated router-to-router 40Gbps (OC-768) circuits carrying live traffic using Juniper Networks' T-series core routers. The 40 Gbps interconnections between backbone routers are carrying production Internet traffic between Washington D.C. and Chicago as well as production voice, data and video traffic on Verizon's MPLS network between Washington D.C. and New York City.

Verizon Business plans to deploy additional 40Gbps transmission spans and circuits on its U.S. domestic network through the end of the year and into 2008. The most common standard deployed today for high-speed circuits is 10Gbps.

"Aggregating IP traffic onto one 40Gbps wavelength means not only higher traffic throughput, but lower latency and reduced jitter, which translates into enhanced performance and responsiveness for Verizon Business customers," said Fred Briggs, executive vice president of network operations and technology for Verizon Business.