Sunday, September 11, 2011

Verizon Deploys 100G on 10 ULH Routes this Year

Verizon is expanding its deployment of 100G technology on ultra-long-haul portions of its U.S. backbone network to more than 10 routes in 2011. The installations use 100G coherent optical transport technology from Ciena.

"We're seeing not only growth in traffic, but also in the need for immediacy from our customers that are managing financial transactions, health care data exchange, energy services and entertainment on-the-go," said Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global network planning at Verizon. "With 100G, Verizon will be able to help meet those demands more efficiently and with better performance."

The installation uses the same 100G equipment from Ciena that was deployed in Europe earlier this year.

  • In March 2011, Verizon activated a 100 Gigabit Ethernet link for an IP backbone on a portion of its European long-haul network between Paris and Frankfurt, a distance of 893 km. The deployment uses Juniper Networks' routers and Ciena's 100G Ethernet coherent optical transport solution.

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