Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Verizon Business Cites Effectiveness of Global, Undersea Cable Mesh Network

Verizon Business' global mesh network automatically rerouted restorable customer traffic when 10 submarine cable systems in the Asia-Pacific region were damaged in more than 20 locations as the result of Typhoon Morakot and earthquakes off the coast of Taiwan. Automatic rerouting occurred within milliseconds of the multiple cable breaks in August.

From 2006 to 2008, Verizon Business invested $3 billion in its global network serving enterprise and government customers, and plans to invest at a similar level this year. The global mesh infrastructure is part of that ongoing investment.

"Our network investment and deployment of our global mesh network during the last three years in this region has paid off tremendously for our enterprise customers," said Ihab Tarazi, Verizon vice president of global network planning. "In every location where we had a mesh node, we restored 100 percent of our customers' restorable traffic -- without a human touch.

Verizon Business has more than 38 global mesh nodes, including 21 in the Asia-Pacific region.