Ciena, Fujitsu power Verizon 100G network in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong

American telecoms Verizon deployed 100G technology on its network in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong – tapping Fujitsu Flashwave 9500 ROADM and Ciena 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System.

Connecting these three locations on the global network, Verizon added nearly 11,681 terrestrial and submarine miles (18,800 kilometers) to its 100G network that spans more than 32,000 100G miles on Verizon’s U.S. network and 8,500 100G miles on its European network.

“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.

The deployment of 100G technology will enable Verizon to better enterprise customer experience by meeting growing traffic demand.


Fiber-optic technology on the current fiber system ensures that Verizon can offer up to 10 times the amount of network traffic can be carried on a standard route, allowing for better use of the existing fiber infrastructure.

This apart, 100G technology is designed to carry traffic on a single 100G wavelength instead of 10 individual wavelengths operating at the current standard of 10 gigabits per second.

Verizon, a Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, was the first telecom carrier to deploy 100G technology on an ultra-long-haul optical system in the U.S. in 2011.

Baburajan K
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