Verizon has upgraded the backbone capacity of its ultra-long-haul global IP network across U.S. and Europe. The 100G technology expansion during the first half of 2013 caters for the growing demand for higher bandwidth driven by applications such as over-the-top video, cloud services, 4G LTE mobile technology and collaboration services.
“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.”
“Consistently and with laser focus, Verizon has led the industry in 100G deployment since we first successfully deployed 100G four years ago,” said Malady. “We’re already looking at growth on our network in other geographic regions and expect to begin new regional deployments next year.”