Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings) must be starting to fill up those 100G transport pipes it has been slowly rolling out across its footprint. Today they announced plans to deploy Juniper’s giant PTX series MPLS switching platform as a next step in the evolution of their network architecture.
Verizon says this gives it the ‘densest’ MPLS platform available, an impressive feat which will no doubt not stand for long as others make similar jumps. Initially they’ll deploy the 8Tbps version in both the US and Europe, with expansion to the full 16Tbps to come later on. The upgrade takes their IP backbone’s core pipes to 100GE, giving them the elbow room with which to handle the steady but relentless growth of internet traffic.
Juniper unveiled it’s ‘Converged Supercore’ PTX packet optical technology in March of last year, built off of a new silicon chipset.
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