Zayo adds 100-Gbps optical transmission capability

Zayo Group says that it has begun deployment of 100-Gbps technology in multiple markets, with an eye toward a nationwide deployment. The 100G capabilities are already available in some markets, with deployments expected to continue into the first half of 2013.

Zayo Group says that it has begun deployment of 100-Gbps coherent transmission technology in multiple markets, with an eye toward a nationwide deployment. The 100G capabilities are already available in some markets, with deployments expected to continue into the first half of 2013.

The fiber-optic network services provider expects the new capabilities, targeted at “key traffic aggregation points and IP nodes throughout the U.S.,” will enable the delivery of cost-efficient, high-bandwidth services between major U.S. markets.

"Zayo is a focused bandwidth infrastructure provider and upgrading along key routes to 100G technology is the next step in providing customers with the latest high bandwidth technology," says Zach Nebergall of Zayo's wavelength product group. "Additionally, the Zayo national network provides unique route options which enable our customers to take advantage of fiber path diversity between these core traffic aggregation locations."

Zayo says the deployments take advantage of “the latest coherent optical technology.” A Zayo spokesman declined to reveal whose 100G technology the service provider is using or which markets currently enjoy the capabilities. However, the platform chosen will enable Zayo to scale network capacity to 8 Tbps.

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