Verizon Completes Industry’s First 100 Gbps Field Trial
As video streaming, file sharing, database delivery and business continuity solutions drive bandwidth demand, industry experts are increasingly looking toward 100 Gbps network upgrades. In late 2007, Verizon successfully completed the industry’s first successful field trial proving that the existing network can be upgraded to carry 100 Gbps traffic. The trial carried a single 100 Gbps wavelength on a live, in-service 312-mile route between Tampa, Fla., and Miami. In this podcast, Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon’s director of backbone network technology, discusses how the trial was conducted, explaining the important technical aspects and what this development will ultimately mean for large business and government customers.