Verizon gets ready for second 100 Gbps deployment

Verizon has been one of the loudest proponents of 100 Gbps long-haul networking and it appears that the telco could reveal a second deployment at this week's OFC/NFOEC as part of a post-deadline paper submission.

Following the upgrade of Nortel OME 6500 gear (now Ciena) on a network connection between Paris and Frankfurt, Germany, if this rumor is true it would be the second live 100 Gbps long-haul network connection. At the time it announced the European route upgrade, Verizon revealed that it would start upgrading similar routes in its U.S. market. More recently, conducted a 100 Gbps field trial in its North Dallas market.

This deployment would obviously be a nice win for Ciena, which just wrapped up its purchase of Nortel's metro Ethernet network (MEN) division.

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