Verizon sees use for 100G, control plane in the metro network

TaraziVerizon (NYSE: VZ) has been clearly one of early adopters in the 100G optical industry segment. The service provider has already integrated the technology into a number of its European long-haul backbone routes with a similar movement taking place in the United States this year. Next year, Verizon plans to integrate 100G into its metro networks and incorporate optical control plane technology for aggregation and restoration in its U.S. markets. In this week's Hot Seat interview, Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global IP and transport planning and technology for Verizon, discusses the company's latest 100G and control plane technology moves. Read more...

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