30 May 2013
Verizon has today announced the deployment of its 100GE technology to the edge routers of its Private IP network.
The 100GE technology is designed
to deliver faster speeds and higher bandwidth capabilities for
enterprise customers looking to enhance their global business
The deployment is hoped to address this demand for higher
bandwidth as customers are increasingly moving their
applications and data to the cloud.
"The increase in demand for cloud and data centre connectivity
is driving the decision to expand our service offering to
higher speeds in order to meet the bandwidth needs of our
customers by providing reliable, high-performance and secure
services," said Ihab Tarazi, VP of product technology at
"Verizon is a leader in high-bandwidth technology, and
extending 100GE to the edge is the next natural step for
In a statement, the company said it would implement the
technology on the same European and US routes where long-haul
100G is deployed.
Verizon is also reportedly offering standardised 1GE and 10GE
access for its Private IP network to support customer bandwidth
"Our customers are transforming the way they access information
and increasingly are looking to quickly turn their big data
into information that offers real business advantages," said
Rich Montgomery, group VP for Europe, the Middle East and Asia
"Extending 100GE to the edge gives customers the connectivity
they need to run their businesses most effectively while
staying competitive in the global market."
Earlier this month,
Verizon announced it had partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to
deploy small cells into its 4G network.