Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ultra High Speed 100G Switched Ethernet Services Field Trial Complete : Verizon

Ultra Speed, 100G Ethernet Field Trial
Verizon has completed the industry leading ultra high speed Switched Ethernet Services (Verizon SES) field tests. 100 gigabit-per-second Ethernet traffic on a metropolitan Ethernet infrastructure were tested using Alcatel-Lucent equipment deployed in Verizon's Switched Ethernet Services network.The trial successfully transmitted data over 12.7 kilometers (7.9 miles) of field fiber in the company's Dallas area network.

"With this 100G Ethernet trial, Verizon is preparing for the future and the need to meet our customers' bandwidth needs in the metro Ethernet space, the 'network of tomorrow' will include building blocks such as 100G Ethernet that allow us to scale our switched Ethernet core as access speeds and customer demands increase. Our goal is to show 100GE can be carried on a metro network and do it with current equipment that avoids major changes -- and the associated costs -- to the existing network infrastructure" said Jean McManus, executive director of technology for Verizon.
The trial, which ran from June 14 - 18, used existing Alcatel-Lucent 7450 switching equipment with new plug-in cards to place native 100GE traffic on a single fiber, creating the high-speed links. Alcatel-Lucent's 7450 ESS nodes used 100 GE service interfaces with 100GBASE-LR10 optics, which provide low-cost, high-bandwidth transport over distances of up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
"A seamless transition to 100GE leveraging existing Alcatel-Lucent IP Routing platforms enables Verizon to expand its innovative Ethernet service offerings in a timely and efficient manner, Services are the driver of revenues and the rationale for investment in the network. Our platforms deliver speed without compromising services, leveraging our breakthrough 100G silicon innovation and long-standing relationships with leading service providers such as Verizon." said Robert Vrij, president of the Americas region at Alcatel-Lucent.
Verizon Press Release on "Verizon Completes Industry-Leading 100G Ethernet Field Trial"


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