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Verizon To Begin 100 Gig Backbone Upgrades
'Selected Segments' to be Upgraded by Mid Year
by FFH5 05:12PM Friday Apr 01 2011
Verizon has been conducting 100 Gigabit core network trials with Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent and Nortel for some time, and today issued a statement stating that "selected segments" of its U.S. backbone network will be 100 Gigabit by the end of the second quarter of this year. Verizon says they've already deployed a 555-mile stretch of 100 Gigabit capability running from Paris to Frankfurt, and that the 100G upgrade here in the States will occur in three segments: Chicago to New York, Sacramento to Los Angeles, and Minneapolis to Kansas City. The deployment here in the States will use Juniper Networks routers and Ciena's 100G coherent optical transport solution.

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