Verizon expands 100G fiber-optic network footprint in Asia-Pacific

Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it has added 100-Gbps coherent transmission capabilities to its fiber-optic network in Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The global service provider already has such capabilities in Europe and the U.S.

Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it has added 100-Gbps coherent transmission capabilities to its fiber-optic network in Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The global service provider already has such capabilities in Europe and the U.S.

The 100G capabilities extend across approximately 11,681 terrestrial and submarine network miles (18,800 km). Verizon is using the Fujitsu Flashwave 9500 ROADM and Ciena 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System to support the 100-Gbps capabilities.

"Like other regions in the world, the Asia-Pacific region is seeing solid traffic growth from such drivers as cloud services, over-the-top video and unified services," said Helen Wong, director of Asia-Pacific products for Verizon. "By deploying 100G, Verizon stays ahead of its global customers' increasing demand for bandwidth while improving quality and increasing the efficiency of our global network."

Verizon says that rising data demands from its enterprise customers, along with the Secure Cloud Interconnect agreements it has with Google, Salesforce, HP, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services, will drive demand for 100G connections between the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and the U.S.

The service provider first installed 100G technology in Europe in 2011 (see "Verizon to deploy 100 Gigabit Ethernet on Paris-to-Frankfurt route"). U.S. deployments soon followed (see "Verizon to deploy 100 Gbps on three U.S. routes").

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