100G Ethernet

Rumor: Verizon's Got Another 100G

SAN DIEGO -- OFC/NFOEC 2010 -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) has deployed a second 100-Gbit/s link and will announce it in the form of an OFC/NFOEC post-deadline paper -- assuming it got the thing filed in time, a source tells Light Reading.

This would mark the world's second deployment of a 100-Gbit/s long-haul link. Verizon laid claim to the first in December, when it upgraded Nortel Networks Ltd. equipment to put 100 Gbit/s on a Paris-to-Frankfurt span. (See Verizon Switches On 100G in Europe.)

Of course, Nortel's OME 6500 and its 100-Gbit/s technology are now in the hands of Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN). (See Ciena/Nortel Product Plans Revealed.)

OFC/NFOEC post-deadline submissions were due March 10. Authors of the accepted papers were to be notified by today, and their papers will be presented on Thursday.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 4:40:42 PM
re: Rumor: Verizon's Got Another 100G

Ouch.  The post-deadline selections were revealed Wednesday, and while Verizon was among them, it wasn't a new deployment at all. In fact, we're told Verizon's paper is for a lab test of the gear that became the Paris-to-Frankfurt link.

Mark Sebastyn 12/5/2012 | 4:40:38 PM
re: Rumor: Verizon's Got Another 100G

Hey, at least you're honest and point out you were wrong. A real blogger would just delete the post.

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