Verizon tests 100 Gbps

What: Verizon pushed 100 Gbps over a single wavelength in a field test using Alcatel-Lucent gear.

Why you should care: Verizon, long assumed to be the first one to 100 Gbps, originally had a goal to begin a trial of 100 Gbps transport by October of next year. This wasn't a full-on field trial under extreme traffic pressure, but it sounds like Verizon is way ahead of schedule. For a company that just launched 40 Gbps transport, the move to 100 Gbps looks to be an extremely quick one.

What's next: For Verizon, probably a broader field trial and then a commercial offering. Verizon has committed to late 2009 ate the earliest for a commercial service, but with this key test under its belt, look for an accelerated schedule.

For more:
- Telephony reports on Verizon's field test

Suggested Articles

Tech Mahindra announced on Tuesday the launch of a dedicated Google Cloud Center of Excellence to help drive enterprises' digital transformations.

Juniper's enterprise and cloud divisions carried the day during the company's Monday earnings, which offset weakness in the service provider sector.

Arista Networks beat out some big names in its deal to buy Big Switch Networks, which came to light last week.