Verizon strengthens network infrastructure to support health care, retail and financial services sectors

Telecom Lead America: Verizon Wireless will build
additional control plane technology into its network infrastructure. The
telecom giant will also extend 100G technology into its metro network to
provide the same functionality as 100G long haul.

These two initiatives are part of offering scalability
and functionality while supporting higher access speeds to key industries such
as health care, retail and financial services.

The company’s control plane technology allows electronic
devices on its optical network to more easily communicate with each other,
simplifying operations and allowing for near real-time provisioning of
specified new circuits.

By combining our expanded control plane
capabilities with extended 100G technology, Verizon is building the network of
the future,” said Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global IP and transport
planning and technology for Verizon.

To extend its control plane infrastructure, Verizon has
deployed the Ciena 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System. It features Optical
Transport Network aggregation and switching software to provide tremendous
growth and resiliency for enterprise customers that require high-speed,
high-performance transparent wavelength services with higher bit rates and
greater availability than what conventional SONET networks provide.

The control plane initiative enables end-to-end optical
transport network functionality and global mesh architecture capabilities.

Verizon’s mesh network architecture creates additional
paths to reroute traffic in the event of multiple breaks or network
disruptions. During a natural or man-made disaster, Verizon can automatically
reroute customer traffic to an equivalent available network path without human
intervention, thereby increasing service resiliency. 

Verizon’s extension of 100G coherent technology will
provide even broader access coverage for government and large-business
customers. The company expects to implement this technology into major metro
markets around the world during the first half of 2013.

Cloud applications, video distribution applications and
wireless technologies such as LTE are driving the need to deploy 100G –
initially in the long-haul network and now in the access network. This
deployment will create an end-to-end 100G path, allowing traffic to flow more
efficiently and with greater speed, creating opportunities for new integrated
industry solutions.

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