Verizon completes first 100 Gigabit Ethernet deployment on European IP backbone link

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) says it has completed deployment of the 100-Gigabit Ethernet link between Paris and Frankfurt it first announced last November.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) says it has completed deployment of the 100-Gigabit Ethernet link between Paris and Frankfurt it first announced last November (see “Verizon to deploy 100 Gigabit Ethernet on Paris-to-Frankfurt route”).

The transmission rate upgrade leveraged Juniper Networks routers and Ciena's 100-Gigabit Ethernet coherent optical transport platform, the OME 6500. The link connects routers 893 km (555 miles) apart in Paris and Frankfurt, a distance of 893 kilometers (555 miles). The connection was made using existing fiber infrastructure.

"We don't have to look too far into the future to know that bandwidth needs will continue to grow, so Verizon is taking this next step of deploying a 100G Ethernet link to stay ahead of that demand," said Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global network planning for Verizon. "We will continue to deploy this technology on our global network where demand is highest."

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