Verizon is putting some fiber to work in a high profile sports vertical deal. The company recently announced an agreement with the National Basketball Association to build a fiber-based video distribution network.
The network will connect all 29 arenas with two diversely routed 100G fiber circuits. According to the announcement that will boost capacity by a factor of 10 over the current infrastructure, suggesting that 10G circuits are doing the job currently. Each arena will be connected back to hubs in Newark and Atlanta as well as a virtual NOC in Dulles which will do the monitoring.
The new video distribution network will support 1080p resolution on all broadcasts as well as 30 new cameras within the arenas. It is expected to be live starting in the second half of next year.
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