Network operator completes its first office application of Ciena's WaveLogic system and deploys initial 200G wavelength.

December 18, 2014

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NEW YORK -- Verizon has completed a first office application of 200G technology by successfully deploying Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent optical processors, the latest in optical transceiver technology.

The 200G wavelength was provisioned in early December over approximately 200 miles on Verizon’s ultra-long-haul production network between Boston and New York, proving that 200G technology successfully works with existing network infrastructure without impacting live customer traffic carried on the same network and without making costly modifications to existing fiber or network equipment.

Like the successful 200G trial Verizon completed in 2013 with Ciena, this first office application deployment used advanced WaveLogic coherent optic capability. This solution allows more information to be carried on a single wavelength while increasing the distance it can be sent without additional loss of signal quality.

This FOA also validated the ability to double spectral efficiency by using 16QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) on a single wavelength with the typical 50GHz channel spacing to increase the amount of traffic carried. The 16QAM technology doubles the number of bits per wavelength, allowing for twice the data to be encoded when compared with standard 100G technology.

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

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