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

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