Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Verizon Implements 100G Ethernet on European Backbone

Verizon is rolling out its first 100G Ethernet link on a portion of the company's European long-haul network.

Initially, Verizon will deploy the 100G router-to-router technology between Paris to Frankfurt using Juniper's routers and Ciena's coherent optical transport platform.

Last year, Verizon deployed a 100G ultra-long-haul optical transmission system on this 893-kilometer (555-mile) network route.

"This latest 100G Ethernet advancement is further confirmation of Verizon's commitment to the next-generation technology, which is vital to meet the continued demand for IP-based services and applications from both wired and wireless broadband devices," said Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global network planning for Verizon.

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