Verizon lights up 100G on additional European, U.S. network routes

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) continues to make progress with its 100G optical deployment program, incorporating the technology onto 4,800 route miles of its global IP network during the first half of this year.

During this latest expansion effort, the telco incorporated 100G onto nearly 4,500 miles on its U.S. network, including five routes: Seattle to Salt Lake City, Indianapolis to St. Louis, St. Louis to Memphis, Charlotte to Nashville and Cleveland to Detroit. 

To date, Verizon has deployed almost 21,400 route miles of 100G on its network. By the end of 2013, the telco said it has set a goal to implement another 8,700 100G miles.

It's being no less active in Europe where it built out 100G on an extra 350 miles between Brussels and Frankfurt, bringing to 5,100 the total number of 100G miles in the region. It plans to deploy an additional 1,400 miles by the end of the year.

Similar to other 100G buildouts it has done over the past four years, these new routes also use Juniper's (NYSE: JNPR) PTX packet transport routers and Ciena's (Nasdaq: CIEN) 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.

Along with its long haul routes, Verizon announced last May that it was adding 100G optical capabilities into its global metro networks and Ciena's control-plane technology to simplify network management and reduce optical circuit provisioning time.

But 100G is just one part of Verizon's next-gen long-haul transport strategy. In August, the telco conducted a field trial where it doubled the capacity of a fiber using 200G technology on an operational long-haul network segment between New York and Boston. 

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