Plans for Europe India Gateway Cable activation later this year
Verizon Business said that it is enhancing its European network infrastructure to meet data-growth demands of its enterprise customers and prepare for the activation of the Europe India Gateway submarine cable network system later this year.
The company said that it is expanding its ultra-long-haul (ULH) network, increasing the number of new and diverse multiprotocol label switching nodes for private IP customers, and is adding converged packet architecture sites to help customers move their services onto one common access interface.
In addition, the company is also making final preparations at the Marseille, France, cable terminal, where customer traffic will move from the 15,000km Europe India Gateway cable system directly onto the Verizon Business European network.
Upon completion of the ULH expansion project throughout France, Verizon Business said that it will focus on a 1,300km ULH expansion project in the UK and a new diverse link between Europe and the UK.
The company is also increasing the capability of its ULH network, moving from 10 gigabits per second to 40G and even 100G on the Paris-to-Frankfurt route. In addition, the company plans to add more than 55 expansion sites within the next two years, including 22 sites in Europe and seven in the Middle East and India.
Verizon Business also is expanding its converged packet architecture (CPA) network in Europe this year, adding locations in Germany (Hamburg and Munich) and in the Netherlands (Rotterdam) to the 127 sites already on the global CPA network.
Ihab Tarazi, vice president of Verizon global network planning, said: “The EIG is using the most advanced technology available today for building submarine cables and will deliver significant capacity and diversity into many key areas.
“As the world’s leading companies grow their presence in emerging market regions, they know they can rely on Verizon Business’ leading global network to support their business applications.”