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...

Suggested Articles

For the fourth straight year, AT&T ruled the roost for on-net fiber lit buildings in the U.S., according to research by Vertical Systems Group.

Colt's decision to invest heavily in SDN-based networking is foundational to its ability to handle increased traffic loads due to COVID-19.

Microsoft plans to work with other operators soon, including Rogers, Telefonica, Vodafone Business, SK Telecom, Telstra, Etisalat and NTT.