Ciena helps Verizon deploy 100G on U.S. long-haul network


Verizon has deployed 100G technology on an
ultra-long-haul optical system on a portion of the company’s U.S. backbone


The company plans to deploy this next-generation
technology on more than 10 routes in 2011, taking advantage of the advanced
technology to significantly reduce latency the time it takes for data sent from
its entry point in the network to reach its destination as well as provide
greater capacity per fiber and to help control costs.


Using Ciena’s 100G coherent optical transport solution
the same equipment Verizon
used for its 100G deployment in Europe earlier this year  this
high-capacity, ultra-long-haul system helps customers move time-sensitive
information more effectively between strategic business locations.


“We’re seeing not only growth in traffic, but also
in the need for immediacy from our customers that are managing financial
transactions, health care data exchange, energy services and entertainment
on-the-go,” said Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global network planning at


“We deeply value
our strategic collaboration with Verizon, and are pleased to
continue working together with them on 100G solutions for long-haul and
metro opportunities in addition to intelligent mesh switching. The maturity
and performance of our market-leading 100G technology is proven in
our experience with 100G deployments across the globe, and
together with Verizon we will continue to deliver the benefits of
this technology to customers with critical traffic connectivity
requirements,” said Francois Locoh-Donou, senior vice president of Ciena’s
global products group.


Moving to 100G enables Verizon to increase bandwidth
efficiency on its existing fiber infrastructure. By installing new equipment on
the network while retaining use of the current fiber system, the company can
carry up to 10 times the amount of network traffic carried on a standard route.


Optical efficiencies also are gained from carrying
traffic on a single 100G wavelength as opposed to 10 wavelengths, each
operating at 10 gigabits per second.


As businesses launch integrated solutions such as cloud
computing services, security, and unified communications and collaboration
applications, consumers are advancing growth through applications such as video
streaming and online gaming. The advanced 100G technology improves the overall
efficiency of traffic to help meet this increased demand.


For the past several years Verizon has been a dominant
force in 100G technology, beginning in November 2007 when the company
successfully completed the industry’s first field trial of 100G optical traffic
on a live system. In 2010 Verizon completed an industry first with a field
trial transmitting high bit-rate technologies, including 100G, 450G and 1T (1
terabit or 1000G), coexisting on the same fiber.


Verizon Communications recently announced that it has
CloudSwitch, a provider of cloud software technology, in a deal that will
simplify the move to the enterprise cloud and help to boost industry adoption.


Verizon plans to combine CloudSwitch, a privately held
company based in Burlington, Mass., with its Terremark IT services subsidiary,
further accelerating the company’s global cloud strategy by enhancing Verizon’s
hybrid-cloud and cloud-to-cloud capabilities.


By Team
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