VZB Deploys 40G

Verizon Business launches live traffic on 40-Gbit/s IP circuits using Juniper

November 14, 2007

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- To meet the growing demand for faster, better performance, Verizon Business is quadrupling the standard speed on its backbone network circuits connecting major U.S. cities.

Verizon Business has deployed one of the first router-to-router 40 Gbps (OC-768) circuits carrying live traffic using Juniper Networks high- performance T-series core routers. These fully functional 40 Gbps (gigabits per second) interconnections between backbone routers are carrying production Internet traffic between Washington, D.C., and Chicago as well as production voice, data and video traffic on Verizon's multi protocol label switching (MPLS) network between Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Verizon Business plans to deploy additional 40 Gbps transmission spans and circuits on its U.S. domestic network through the end of the year and into 2008. The most common standard deployed today for high-speed circuits is 10 Gbps.

"Moving from 10 Gbps to 40 Gbps demonstrates Verizon Business' commitment to meet our customer needs and invest in state-of-the art technology that takes our backbone infrastructure to the next level," said Fred Briggs, executive vice president of network operations and technology for Verizon Business. "Aggregating IP traffic onto one 40 Gbps wavelength means not only higher traffic throughput, but lower latency and reduced jitter, which translates into enhanced performance and responsiveness for Verizon Business customers."

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