Verizon extends 100G-plus transmission distance

Verizon Communications, AT&T, Comcast and other network operators have become very interested in 100 Gbps network transport capabilities within the last year or so. At the upcoming European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications, Verizon reportedly will discuss how its much-publicized 100G trials have demonstrated new levels of speed and reach with the success test of a 111-Gbps channel over 1,040 km.

Verizon previously tested 100 Gbps capabilities late last fall, and has been exploring the feasibility of 100 Gbps systems overlaying existing 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps systems at distances greater than 1,000 km, according to Light Reading Europe. The telco's supplier for its trial was Nokia Siemens Networks. ECOC will be held in Brussels September 21-25.

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- see this story at Light Reading Europe

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