Deploys the CRS-3 platform to provide 100G edge access to the IP network
Verizon plans to upgrade its IP network infrastructure in selected US markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle, to meet the growing traffic demand created by video, mobile and cloud services.
To terminate high-speed connections closer to the "edge", Verizon extends its next-generation 100G capabilities by deploying Cisco’s CRS-3 Carrier Routing System platform and Verizon will deploy the CRS-3 platform to provide 100G edge access to the IP network and upgrade its FiOS core network.
With Cisco platform, content providers and large enterprise customers can benefit from more efficient and quicker access in delivering traffic to Verizon’s wireline and wireless consumers.
The CRS platform provides the flexibility to support the anticipated wave of IPv6 services while continuing to expand and sustain IPv4 services.
Verizon Global IP and transport planning and technology vice-president Ihab Tarazi said Verizon is constantly seeking to improve the its 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," said Tarazi.
Cisco Core Technology Group senior vice-president and general manager Surya Panditi said Cisco’s CRS and ASR technologies were designed for trail-blazing service providers, such as Verizon, that are looking to create and deploy the next generation of great services and applications.
"These routing platforms will seamlessly accommodate the extraordinary future growth of video traffic, mobile devices and new online services, and we are confident these technologies will play a key role in enabling Verizon to continue delivering advanced new FiOS experiences to its customers," said Surya.