Verizon Expands 100G Technology on Its U.S. and European Networks in 2012
U.S. Routes Add More Than 20,000 Kilometers to Ultra-Long-Haul Network; 2,600-Kilometer 100G Ring Created in Europe. Advanced Technology Provides Increased Capacity, Superior Latency and Improved Reliability
“Expanding 100G technology on our high-performance U.S. and European networks means Verizon is able to successfully meet traffic demand while increasing efficiency and capacity,” said Kyle Malady, senior vice president of global network operations and engineering for Verizon. “Increased video traffic, LTE 4G growth and cloud usage are driving bandwidth demand, and 100G is critical to creating that rich end-user experience.”
Verizon has deployed 100G on selected routes in the U.S., where traffic demand is highest, including Atlanta to Tampa, Kansas City to Dallas and Salt Lake City to Seattle, using the same routers and coherent optical transport equipment as on the company’s first 100G routes deployed in 2011.
In Europe, Verizon expanded its 100G network with two new routes -- between London and Paris, and London and Frankfurt. These routes, along with the previously deployed Frankfurt-to-
In addition to increased capacity, improved performance and scalability, 100G transport allows for consolidation of transport traffic while supporting both fixed and mobile services to create a converged core network that provides the foundation for rapid service turn-up and restoration. This high-capacity, ultra-long-haul system also helps customers, such as financial institutions, move time-sensitive information more effectively among multiple business locations.
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Verizon has been a leader with 100G technology for the past several years. In September 2011, Verizon deployed 100G (gigabits per second) technology on an ultra-long-haul optical system on the first of several routes in the U.S. (http://www.verizonbusiness.com/
Beginning in November 2007, the company successfully completed the industry’s first field trial of 100G optical traffic on a live system. Several 100G trials followed, each pushing the technology further along and culminating in last year’s deployment of a 100G optical system on Verizon’s European network between Paris and Frankfurt.
“This latest technology expansion builds on our 100G leadership position and provides the foundation to better serve our customers for years to come,” said Malady.
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