Verizon tests 200Gbps between NY, Boston

13 Aug 2013

Verizon Communications has reportedly completed a field trial of 200Gbps coherent transmission technology on its ultra-long-haul fibre-optic network between New York and Boston. The trial used technology from Ciena Corp. Francois Locoh-Donou, senior vice president of Ciena’s Global Products Group, commented: ‘Proving greater spectral efficiency and a lower cost per bit, this trial illustrates the ability to double the traffic carrying capacity of optical channels with no change to the underlying infrastructure’. According to Lightwave Online, the trial comes after Ciena revealed that there was interest in using the technology being developed for 400Gbps transmission to boost the data rate carried over current 100Gbps links.

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