Verizon touts network plans

Verizon Communications said it wants to test 100 Gbps optical transport gear, apparently seeing demand for that kind of long-haul transport bandwidth fairly far ahead of other telcos. The company also acknowledged that it's nearing a decision on its vendor for a so-called "God box" multi-service edge device, despite launching the RFP only this summer.

In both cases, Verizon's pursuing a very un-telcolike pace for choosing network gear, but seems entirely driven by the current success of rich bandwidth services like TV, so maybe we should get used to this.

For more:
- Light Reading has this story on 100 Gbps gear, and another on the "God box"

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