Verizon’s latest step in advancing 100G technology by implementing 100G Ethernet connections between routers on its IP network has been marked by the deployment of the first standards-based, multivendor 100 gigabit Ethernet link for an IP backbone. The portion of the company’s European long-haul network has seen increasing capacity and performance for customers. According to TTKN, the advanced 100G router-to-router technology enables IP traffic to be more efficiently transported on the underlying 100G wavelengths.
“’We don’t have to look too far into the future to know that bandwidth needs will continue to grow, so Verizon is taking this next step of deploying a 100G Ethernet link to stay ahead of that demand,’ said Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global network planning for Verizon. ‘We will continue to deploy this technology on our global network where demand is highest.’”