Verizon taps Fujitsu's packet optical platforms to target low latency opportunities

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) continues tap into the financial community's low latency craze by leveraging Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE 7120 Micro Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP).

Although it does not name anyone directly for its low latency service, Verizon said that it leveraged Fujitsu's NETSMART 1500 management solution to manage and monitor FLASHWAVE equipment dedicated to a financial customer.

Because the Fujitsu platforms can be upgraded with minimal effort, Verizon will be able to migrate from its 1 Gbps to its planned 10 Gbps service when it's ready for the financial community.

Over the past year, Verizon has conducted a benchmark test with a large stock exchange, a move that it's likely using a foundation to not only prove out the capabilities of the Fujitsu platforms, but also illustrate competitive differentiation in the crowded low latency service space.

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