Verizon Business goes live with server-to-server 40G

NOVEMBER 14, 2007 -- Verizon Business has deployed one of the first router-to-router 40-Gbit/sec (OC-768) circuits carrying live traffic using Juniper Networks T-series core routers.

NOVEMBER 14, 2007 -- Verizon Business (search for Verizon Business) has deployed one of the first router-to-router 40-Gbit/sec (OC-768) circuits carrying live traffic using Juniper Networks (search for Juniper) T-series core routers. These fully functional 40-Gbit/sec interconnections between backbone routers are carrying production Internet traffic between Washington, DC, and Chicago as well as production voice, data, and video traffic on Verizon's MPLS network between Washington, DC, and New York City.

Verizon Business plans to deploy additional 40-Gbit/sec transmission spans and circuits on its U.S. domestic network through the end of the year and into 2008. (See the Lightwave report.) The most common standard deployed today for high-speed circuits is 10 Gbits/sec.

"Moving from 10 Gbits/sec to 40 Gbits/sec demonstrates Verizon Business's commitment to meet our customer needs and invest in state-of-the art technology that takes our backbone infrastructure to the next level," said Fred Briggs, executive vice president of network operations and technology for Verizon Business. "Aggregating IP traffic onto one 40-Gbit/sec wavelength means not only higher traffic throughput, but lower latency and reduced jitter, which translates into enhanced performance and responsiveness for Verizon Business customers."

Verizon's FiOS success, demand for Gigabit Ethernet customer access circuits, expansion of voice-over-IP services, and rapid growth of Internet traffic around the world combine to push the demand for faster routers and higher capacity in Verizon Business's backbone, the carrier says.

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