- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014





Verizon Deploys 200G Technology on Section of Its Ultra-Long-Haul


NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Building on its technology

leadership, Verizon has completed a first office application of 200G

technology by successfully deploying Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent

optical processors, the latest in optical transceiver technology.

The 200G wavelength was provisioned in early December over

approximately 200 miles on Verizon’s ultra-long-haul production

network between Boston and New York, proving that 200G technology

successfully works with existing network infrastructure without

impacting live customer traffic carried on the same network and

without making costly modifications to existing fiber or network


“As more and more of our lives are performed online — by consumers

and businesses alike — the need for flexible and more efficient ways

to carry traffic is essential,” said Ed Chan, senior vice president of

network infrastructure planning at Verizon. “Moving toward 200G

technology is critical to stay ahead of traffic growth driven by

activities such as online video, LTE 4G and cloud usage.”

Like the successful 200G trial Verizon completed in 2013 with Ciena,

this first office application deployment used advanced WaveLogic

coherent optic capability. This solution allows more information to be

carried on a single wavelength while increasing the distance it can be

sent without additional loss of signal quality.

This FOA also validated the ability to double spectral efficiency by

using 16QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) on a single wavelength

with the typical 50GHz channel spacing to increase the amount of

traffic carried. The 16QAM technology doubles the number of bits per

wavelength, allowing for twice the data to be encoded when compared

with standard 100G technology.

“Building on the success of last year’s 200G trial, this is a

significant step in Verizon’s ongoing efforts to deploy leading-edge

optical capabilities across its network to deliver on-demand,

high-bandwidth services,” said Francois Locoh-Donou, senior vice

president, global products group, Ciena.

High-bandwidth technology continues to evolve quickly, with

significant progress made during the past decade. Verizon has been a

leader in high-bit-rate technology and was the first global carrier to

deploy 100G technology on an ultra-long-haul route in 2009.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New

York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless

and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government

and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most

reliable wireless network, with more than 106 million retail

connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged

communications, information and entertainment services over America’s

most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business

solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company

with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a

diverse workforce of 178,500. For more information, visit


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SOURCE Verizon

-0- 12/18/2014

/CONTACT: Media contact: Lynn Staggs, 918-590-7173, [email protected], Twitter: @verizonlynn

/Web Site: https://www.verizon.com


CO: Verizon; Verizon Communications Inc.; Ciena

ST: New York



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