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Quartet of firms successfully complete 100 Gbps optical fiber transmission trial

Verizon Communications Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., NEC Corporation of America, and Finisar Corp. have announc...


March 10, 2010  


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Verizon Communications Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., NEC Corporation of America, and Finisar Corp. have announced the successful completion of the ‘first real traffic’ 100 gigabits per second (100 Gbps) optical fiber transmission field trial applying standards-based optics end-to-end and using the latest in 100G native router interfaces.

 

Following Verizon’s announcement in December of 100G deployment on a portion of its European network, the 100G trial, which occurred on Feb. 25, used emerging network technology to transmit data over a 1,520-kilometre optically amplified section of the Verizon network in the north Dallas area.

 

This multivendor demonstration validates the maturity of the standard supporting 100G transfer rates, which is scheduled to be ratified by the IEEE and ITU-T in June, the companies said in a release.