Verizon dropping 100Gb pipe between Paris and Frankfurt

Verizon is in the process of deploying a 100G network backbone over a 555 mile route between Paris and Frankfurt. Though 100G networks have been deployed in test environments, Verizon is looking to be the first to commercially deploy a 100G network.

The backbone between the two cities will implement routing technology developed by Juniper and optical transport technology developed by Ciena. A Verizon spokesperson told InformationWeek that this 100G backbone is setting the stage for more 100G deployments in the future. Ihab Tarazi, Verizon’s vice president of global planning, said:

The continuing deployment of 100G technology is critical to support the traffic growth in the Verizon IP network driven by the emerging demand for wireless and video applications.

A spokesperson for Ciena said that their acquisition of Nortel Networks made it possible for them to develop the technology needed to achieve 100G. Verizon chose Juniper because their routers are the only ones that support a standards based 100G IP/MPLS interface.

While Verizon is working hard to enhance their network backbone in Europe their wireless network is getting an upgrade in the USA. Verizon has been working hard to deploy LTE in 38 cities by the end of the year. Verizon says their new 4G LTE network should deliver speeds from 5-12Mb/s.

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Disappointing in this, working on infrastructure in europe and worry about wireless. Instead they should focus on expanding their fiber optic networks for more residents throughout the country and increasing their offer speeds. They should also now offer 50/50. They should invest on their fiber backbone to handle the new speeds and increasing their routing capacity.

Many countries in EU and S Korea already have 100/100 and some even gigabit net.
Many people like me who know wire is always superior to wireless in many ways.
I run servers that host dedicated game servers and other, then also do a lot of multimedia tasking over the net. I said other ISP's should also start deploying fiber to house or building like Cox and Comcast.

It's because in this context, those words are synonyms. Headlines are supposed to catchy, while the rest of the article can use more "ordinary" language. It's not really strange at all.

random_n said,
It's because in this context, those words are synonyms. Headlines are supposed to catchy, while the rest of the article can use more "ordinary" language. It's not really strange at all.

By "catchy" you mean "misleading" right?

I'm a bit confused why verizon is doing this in Europe. I didn't even think they had a presence in Europe (I'm in uk btw)

acnpt said,
Who will this backbone be serving? Home customers in US, Europe, business networks?

Paris and Frankfurt
thats pretty obvious, no?

Great article! Just one comment, "dropping" in the title makes it sounds like they are giving up plans to develop the line.

xcguy87 said,
Great article! Just one comment, "dropping" in the title makes it sounds like they are giving up plans to develop the line.
...where unprofessional journalism looks better.

xcguy87 said,
Great article! Just one comment, "dropping" in the title makes it sounds like they are giving up plans to develop the line.

Agree. Planting or something like that would be better.

xcguy87 said,
Great article! Just one comment, "dropping" in the title makes it sounds like they are giving up plans to develop the line.

+1

sanke1 said,

The word we looking for is "deploying"


I thought "laying" would be more appropriate... as in... laying a cable.