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Verizon pushes envelope in 100 Gbps transmission test

Verizon has successfully concluded the industry's first field test of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) optical transm...


November 21, 2007  


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Verizon has successfully concluded the industry’s first field test of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) optical transmission, on a live, in-service 504 kilometer network route between Tampa, Fla., and Miami.

The test, which utilized a live video feed from Verizon’s FiOS TV network as the “payload,” was successfully completed on Nov. 16.

The 100 Gbps transmission was conducted on a Verizon Business long-haul optical system carrying other live traffic at 10 Gbps.

The test demonstrated that by deploying advanced electronics, an existing network system can easily and quickly be upgraded to 100 Gbps, Verizon said.