Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Verizon Expands 100G Technology on U.S. and European Networks

Like most cellular companies, Verizon is working to expand their cellular and bandwidth networks in order to keep up with demand. This is why Verizon has expanded 100G technology on its ultra-long-haul network in the U.S. and Europe, adding the technology to more than 4,800 miles of its global IP network during the first half of 2013.  

This expansion includes almost 4,500 miles on the Verizon U.S. network, which will bring the number up to a total of approximately 21,400 miles. Among the new 100G routes are Seattle to Salt Lake City, Indianapolis to St. Louis, St. Louis to Memphis, Charlotte to Nashville and Cleveland to Detroit.

"Not only does Verizon have one of the largest global networks, we have one of the most robust and sophisticated networks with 100G technology deployed on multiple routes in the U.S. and Europe," said Kyle Malady, senior vice president of global network operations and engineering. "As long as our bandwidth demand grows, we'll continue deploying high bit-rate technology that underlies the superior experience that our business and consumer customers expect."

The reason these companies are expanding their bandwidth network is to stay ahead of cloud services and 4G LTE mobile technology. The 100G technology provides the necessary level of performance combined with the flexibility to meet traffic type demand and enterprise customer requirements.

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