Sunday, February 24, 2008

Verizon's Wholesale Unit Offers ROADM-based Integrated Optical Service

The Verizon Partner Solutions group, Verizon's wholesale business unit, is now offering Verizon Integrated Optical Service using reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs) to create nodes, or access points, where data from virtually any transport feed -- from DS1s to SONET at speeds up to OC-192, and from 10 Mbps up to 10 Gbps for Ethernet -- are merged onto a dedicated optical network custom-built for each customer.

The complexity of billing to support multiple technologies can now be replaced by billing for an Integrated Optical Service network, which may be as simple as one node charge per location, one total ring mileage charge, and the respective rider charges. The backbone service employs DWDM with a ring topology for the most versatile and secure transport possible.

"The economies are tremendous, based on the network design," Lew said. "The need to manage multiple networks, bills, technologies and equipment is eliminated, making this an extraordinary solution for our customers... Interexchange carriers, wireless providers, CLECs, ISPs -- virtually anyone who deploys multiple technologies and requires bandwidth-intensive transport services -- will find economies and efficiencies never before offered. Integrated Optical Service provides true next-generation multiservice delivery capabilities for our customers today," said Quintin Lew, senior vice president, Verizon Partner Solutions.

Verizon Partner Solutions is selling Integrated Optical Service within Verizon's operating territory as well as in some select near out-of-franchise locations.

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