Verizon demonstrates successful 400 GbE field tests in Dallas2018-01-26 15:56 by Daniela
Verizon said Tuesday it has wrapped up successful field trials delivering live 400 Gbps Ethernet traffic on a single wavelength over its packet-optical network.
The trial, held in December 2017 using the Verizon network in the Dallas area, validates the viability of carrying 400 Gbps traffic. This test traffic was transmitted between two Juniper Networks PTX 5000 routers across the Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, both used in Verizon's production network. This 400 Gbps interworking connection is compliant with IEEE Standard 802.3bs-2017, which was ratified in December 2017.
"We're delivering more content and capacity than ever from our network and we're gearing up to do more," said Lee Hicks, VP of Network Planning for Verizon. "The appetite from consumers and businesses alike continues to grow. This 400G trial demonstrates our relentless focus on building networks people want and need. We're building the future now."
Verizon did not indicate a specific timeline to deploy 400 gigabit Ethernet capabilities in its packet-optical network.
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