Verizon adds new options to its wholesale optical wave service

Verizon Global Wholesale (NYSE: VZ) is giving its carrier customers new options for optical services with by adding various enhancements to its Optical Wave Service (OWS).

Wholesale carrier customers can now take advantage of three new enhancements for their optical service needs:

  • OWS to the Ring: This feature allows OWS to interconnect with Verizon's SONET ring services such as the IntelliLight Optical Transport Service and Integrated Optical Service. Instead of having to add nodes to a ring, the OWS to the ring enhancement enables customers to expand their network capabilities in a region by provisioning OWS circuits that run off the ring at Verizon switching centers.
  • 40 Gbps on OC-768 point-to-point link: Interfaced as an OC-768 link, the 40 Gbps services quadruples the amount of bandwidth from 10 Gbps to 40 Gbps.
  • 10 Gbps Channelized Wave with Muxing: Wholesale customers providing point-to-point data services can now take advantage of a 10 G channelized wave service back to a point of presence that enables them to aggregate lower speed services at a Verizon switching center location onto the 10 G channelized wave service.

"Our goal in creating new Optical Wave Service enhancements is to expand our fiber-based transport services using the power of our metropolitan networks and the reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexers (ROADM) that power them so that our point-to-point wavelength services can deliver extremely high-quality and very cost-effective transport," said Matthew Duckworth, director of product marketing for Verizon Global Wholesale in a release.

For more:
- see the release here

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