Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Verizon Brings 100G and IPv6 "Closer to the Edge"

CSR-3 (Source: Cisco)
Verizon announced that ".. to meet the growing traffic demand created by video, mobile and cloud services, Verizon will upgrade its IP network infrastructure in selected U.S. markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle. Verizon will extend its next-generation 100G capabilities by deploying Cisco's CRS-3 Carrier Routing System platform to terminate high-speed connections closer to the "edge" - the part of the network nearer to the customer's network facilities"

"Verizon will deploy the CRS-3 platform to provide 100G edge access to the IP network and upgrade its FiOS core network. The Cisco platform will enable content providers and large-enterprise customers to benefit from more efficient and quicker access in delivering traffic to Verizon's wireline and wireless consumers. The CRS platform also plays a key role in Verizon's network evolution strategy to IPv6, the new Internet addressing system, by providing the flexibility to support the anticipated wave of IPv6 services while continuing to expand and sustain IPv4 services"

Other network equipment should be ready as well! (see "100G Announcements for DPI Products" - here and "F5 Platform Road Map - 100GE Ports Planed for 2013/14" - here).

Ihab Tarazi (pictured), VP of global IP and transport planning and technology, Verizon said: "We're constantly seeking to improve the Verizon IP network to support traffic growth, improve performance and increase functionality Upgrading the network using Cisco's CRS-3 platform provides better scale and expanded capabilities that support traffic growth areas such as broadband access and content delivery"

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