Verizon Communications Inc.
) recently announced the expansion of its 100G network technology
to the U.S. and European markets. The company is taking up its
100G to additional 0,921 kilometers (13,000 miles) in the U.S.
and 2,600 kilometers (1,616 miles) in Europe to meet the growing
network traffic demands. The latest ethernet technological
solution not only supports network traffic but also strengthens
the deployment of 4G LTE services in high traffic areas and cloud
usage, requiring higher bandwidth.
So far, Verizon remains successful in deploying 100G on
selected areas in the U.S., including Atlanta to Tampa, Kansas
City to Dallas and Salt Lake City to Seattle. In Europe, the
company has expanded this network infrastructure in routes
between London and Paris, and London and Frankfurt. These network
routes represent a high traffic zone, which can be facilitated
with 100G deployments to make operations easy.
In Nov 2007, Verizon became the first operator in the U.S. to
successfully complete the trial of 100G technology. Several
trials followed and in Mar 2011, the company deployed the 100G
network in Europe, thereby expanding infrastructure and
performance for its customers. Following the European launch,
Verizon successfully launched the network technology in several
The appetite for cloud based and video streaming services has
increased in the past few years. Increasing penetration of
smartphones has increased the demand for wireless data services.
Unprecedented uses of these services are driving bandwidth demand
for major carriers including archrival
We believe Verizon is expanding its 100G technology to meet
this huge bandwidth demand. Additionally, the expansion will
build on the company's leading position in the Ethernet market,
thereby enhancing the end-users experience.
Verizon, which operates with other telecom companies like
) has a Zacks Rank 3 (Hold).
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