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Verizon extends its 100G network in APAC region

Zafirah Salim | Jan. 20, 2015
The 100G technology increases network capacity, reliability and performance in high-growth region.

Verizon announced today that it has deployed 100G technology on its network in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, connecting these three locations and further extending 100G technology on the Verizon global network.

According to a media statement, this deployment added approximately 11,681 terrestrial and submarine miles (18,800 km) to the company's extensive 100G network. These additional miles add to the more than 32,000 100G miles already deployed on Verizon's U.S. network and 8,500 100G miles on its European network.

The telco company said that the 100G technology combines a superior level of performance with the flexibility to meet growing traffic demand and enterprise customer requirements. By implementing advanced fiber optic technology on the current fiber system, up to 10 times the amount of network traffic can be carried on a standard route, allowing for better use of the existing fiber infrastructure.

Additional efficiencies are gained from 100G technology because of its ability to carry traffic on a single 100G wavelength instead of 10 individual wavelengths operating at the current standard of 10 gigabits per second.

"Like other regions in the world, the Asia Pacific region is seeing solid traffic growth from such drivers as cloud services, over-the-top video and unified services," said Helen Wong, director of Asia-Pacific products for Verizon. "By deploying 100G, Verizon stays ahead of its global customers' increasing demand for bandwidth while improving quality and increasing the efficiency of our global network."

"With this latest 100G technology deployment, Verizon enterprise customers doing business in the Asia Pacific can depend on us to deliver the bandwidth, performance and reliability necessary to remain competitive in the fast-paced world of international business," she added.


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