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Eventual deployment in North America

The internet may have just started out with text, but bandwidth growth has accelerated in recent years as data intensive applications such as video conferencing, video-on-demand, voice over IP, video streaming, and social networking have become more popular.

"Beyond these drivers, we see other applications coming, such as increased-pixel TV and three-dimensional video, that will continue to push the bandwidth curve, not only in the U.S., but around the world," said Mark Wegleitner, Senior Vice President of Technology at Verizon.

Consumers have readily adopted fiber optic delivery systems for television and internet access. Most of the internet around the world runs on multiple 10Gbps backbones of fiber optic cables. While many carriers would like to increase their capacity, laying more cables is a costly proposition. The Metro Ethernet Networks group of Nortel Networks has been working on the problem, and has developed new equipment that enables 100Gbps speeds with current fiber.

Verizon became the first telecommunications carrier to successfully deploy a commercial ultra-long-haul optical system for live traffic earlier this week. This system was deployed on the company's 893 Km (555 mile) European optical core network between Paris and Frankfurt. This marks the first ever deployment of ultra-long-haul 100Gbps using a single channel on a
production network.

"Nortel is proud to have partnered with Verizon on this industry-first achievement," said Philippe Morin, President of Metro Ethernet Networks, Nortel. "The progression to 100G optical speeds is a critical next step for forward-looking service providers like Verizon. Nortel's unique 100G technology makes this evolution one that is painless to deploy while lowering total network costs.

"This latest 100G-first gives Verizon the edge in meeting the growing bandwidth demands of our customers," said Wegleitner. "By consolidating traffic onto one large pipe rather than several smaller ones, customers will benefit from increased network capacity, improved transmission quality and greater network efficiencies."

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All I want...
By quiksilvr on 12/18/2009 11:38:47 AM , Rating: 2
Is 5 Mbps down and 512 Kbps up for $20 a month. Is that so much to ask?

RE: All I want...
By Whedonic on 12/18/2009 11:55:03 AM , Rating: 3
All I want is 20 down and 5 up for under $50 a month. You lack ambition, sir.

...though I'd also be ok with 50/10. Just saying.

RE: All I want...
By StevoLincolnite on 12/18/2009 12:07:28 PM , Rating: 3
I'm still waiting for my 100mbps down and 100mbps up to arrive. :(

Government takes forever to do anything... Including installing a fiber cable to my home which has been sitting in my front yard for 5 years but no one provides it, so I'm stuck with a measly 14mbps down and 2mbps up... for now.

RE: All I want...
By Lord 666 on 12/18/2009 1:18:26 PM , Rating: 2
Don't understand the politics involved with the network of your prison island. The whole Aussy Cisco CTO thing is looking like he is a whistleblower for some closed doors deal to help telco's.

RE: All I want...
By phaxmohdem on 12/18/2009 1:17:25 PM , Rating: 4
I have the fastest internet service in my area... 3Mbps down, 512Kbps up. Calling a 14/2 connection "measly" makes me want to cry a little. Count your blessings sir.

RE: All I want...
By messyunkempt on 12/18/2009 2:21:06 PM , Rating: 2
Think you'l have a long wait for 100mbps up. I've got 50mpbs down and my up is only 2.5mbps. I don't know of any commercial plans with higher either. Although i'm just speaking for UK here, not sure about the US or anywhere else.

RE: All I want...
By gt1911 on 12/18/2009 7:21:05 PM , Rating: 2
Making a big assumption...

If Stevo is from Australia, our Government has promised 100Mb fiber to the home internet (the 'NBN' project) within the next 18 months. $43B AUS of taxpayers money has been promised to make it happen.

Mind you, our Government is spectacularly good at promising things that never happen.

RE: All I want...
By StevoLincolnite on 12/18/2009 10:11:00 PM , Rating: 2
Mind you, our Government is spectacularly good at promising things that never happen.

That's true they are, but they have already begun rolling it out, Tasmania is getting it first, while Stephen Conroy plays "Dancing Queen" with Telstra to get the rest of the Nation connected in a faster and cheaper way.

RE: All I want...
By wvh on 12/19/2009 10:38:21 PM , Rating: 2
Mind you, our Government is spectacularly good at promising things that never happen.

Aren't they all...

RE: All I want...
By wifiwolf on 12/18/2009 11:48:03 PM , Rating: 2
Here in Portugal we have 100Mb/20Mb for some time now.

RE: All I want...
By Shining Arcanine on 12/19/2009 12:47:24 AM , Rating: 2
I have 25Mb/15Mb in New York right now. I think I can get 50Mb/20Mb if I pay more.

RE: All I want...
By davej420 on 12/19/2009 6:43:47 AM , Rating: 2
That's the same speed im getting in January in Tokyo. What pisses me off is that NTT advertises it as a 1Gbps but that's apparently only up to the fiber optic modem in your house. It's 100mbps max up/down from there on (i.e. home network).

RE: All I want...
By TheMan876 on 12/19/2009 3:29:10 PM , Rating: 2
Even if you have a 1Gbps home network connection? Or what if you jack in directly to the modem using a computer with a 1Gbps port without going through a router?

RE: All I want...
By blueboy09 on 12/19/2009 10:21:22 AM , Rating: 2
Totally agree w/you. It seems like the government takes their sweet old time delivering tech that would be useful and all they want to do is sit on those patent. Do you think that Japan sits around when it comes to delivering tech out to the masses in their country? Absolutely not! Their light years ahead on some aspects of their tech and yet the most powerful country in the world, the USA, cant even get 20 or 25 mbps over the internet for the average consumer (and im talking nationwide DT users). Doesn't make sense to me at all, tech is not meant to be stifled and snuffed out. It needs to be released for us to enjoy!! - BLUEBOY

RE: All I want...
By Xavi3n on 12/20/2009 1:43:46 AM , Rating: 2
I'm still waiting for my 100mbps down and 100mbps up to arrive. :( Government takes forever to do anything... Including installing a fiber cable to my home which has been sitting in my front yard for 5 years but no one provides it, so I'm stuck with a measly 14mbps down and 2mbps up... for now.

You make me laugh, I'm stuck on 4Mb down and 512Kb up, i would do obscene things for just your "measly" connection, sir.

RE: All I want...
By jonmcc33 on 12/18/09, Rating: -1
RE: All I want...
By Hieyeck on 12/18/2009 12:50:48 PM , Rating: 2
8TB = $700?

Storage is so dirt cheap these days... My ferverent wish is for SANs to come down in price. My server gets dangerously hot with 4 HDDs already, I don't need a processor to be spewing heat from 2 inches away.

RE: All I want...
By phattyboombatty on 12/18/2009 1:06:25 PM , Rating: 2
Who says you have to permanently store all data that is downloaded?

RE: All I want...
By amanojaku on 12/18/2009 1:33:22 PM , Rating: 2
What are you downloading that needs so much space, anyway? I can't think of any legitimate media you can afford that would fill up that much space, and if you can afford it you can afford to get more storage.

And if you're pirating you just saved a crap load of money and you should feel OBLIGATED to buy storage.

RE: All I want...
By noxipoo on 12/18/2009 5:55:34 PM , Rating: 3
obviously he is downloading porn and filing by the shade of actresses nipples sorted by last name.

RE: All I want...
By Black Rainbow on 12/18/2009 1:56:12 PM , Rating: 2
I supposedly have 10/10, but shows it as being closer to 60/60. All for just 16 euros a month, too...

RE: All I want...
By Gzus666 on 12/19/2009 10:45:48 AM , Rating: 2
They most likely have it setup to allow burst speeds in low congestion. An analogy is when I setup QoS policies on a router, I give 70% bandwidth to voice and 5% to signaling. They are not limited to this though unless there is congestion (the basic purpose of QoS of course), all other times they can use what they please. I could setup policing to start dropping packets after exceeding a certain amount, etc.

Most likely they just drop a bunch of fiber circuits everywhere and limit it with policies at the hub office. If it happens to be slow at the time, you can overrun the policy in place. I get similar effects from Time Warner. I pay for 7mbps, but I sometimes get 26mbps.

I can't say for sure as I've never done engineering for an ISP, but this is likely how it works.

RE: All I want...
By wvh on 12/19/2009 10:44:20 PM , Rating: 2
Could be caching or mirrors locally at the ISP too...

RE: All I want...
By Oregonian2 on 12/19/2009 10:14:17 PM , Rating: 2
All I want is 20 down and 5 up for under $50 a month. You lack ambition, sir.

That's almost exactly what my Verizon FiOS plan is (exact speeds, and within a few dollars in terms of price).

RE: All I want...
By createcoms on 12/18/2009 2:06:41 PM , Rating: 2
Ask for more than that.

I'm running 21Mbps down 1Mbps up and I'm banging on the door of the Telco to hurry up and give me VDSL2+ (50/20 is the planned speed profile) which the ISAM already supports (just need to pop a different linecard in the cabinet).

RE: All I want...
By Shining Arcanine on 12/18/2009 4:03:34 PM , Rating: 2
I have 25Mbps down, 15 Mbps up from Verizon for about $40 per month.

RE: All I want...
By armulyman on 12/19/2009 2:35:04 PM , Rating: 2
You're all lucky, I live in a densely populated section of phoenix, I get 1Mb down/256 Kb up for $30 a month.

The Cable Monopoly in this area calls itself COX. (pretty accurate no?)

RE: All I want...
By aqwan135 on 12/20/09, Rating: -1
coming to US?
By omnizero on 12/18/2009 11:38:49 AM , Rating: 2
we just want to know when will they deploy this in the United States

RE: coming to US?
By StevoLincolnite on 12/18/2009 12:02:10 PM , Rating: 2
So you know, most well connected areas with very little congestion would probably not see any advantage to an increase in backhaul capacity, sometimes a new backhaul cable can have adverse effects like increases in latency.

However... Pipe Networks recently installed the Pipe Guam cable which utilizes 96x 10Gbps wavelengths on each fibre pair which in the end provides 1.92 Terabits of capacity, if Pipe were to upgrade there cables it would be capable of 19.2 Terabits of capacity connecting Australia to Guam. - What I did notice when they switched the cable on was that my connections to the USA were taking a different route, a longer route, and latencies to American gaming servers increased by about 20-100ms depending on the location.

Increases in capacity also allow extra redundancy over pairs, as each pair is capable of sustaining it's own signal, if a pair gets damaged the others would be more than capable of handling the extra load because of the extra available capacity with very little disruptions to customers. (Take for example, someone digs in the wrong spot and basically cuts the cable partially.)

Then you have other advantages like peering opportunities because the extra capacity is available.

All in all the Internet is a very Dynamic place.

RE: coming to US?
By gamerk2 on 12/18/2009 12:26:34 PM , Rating: 3
Maybe when governement tells them to? After all, theres no free market incentive for them to upgrade, as they alrady have the best network in the US...

RE: coming to US?
By Uncle on 12/18/2009 1:35:21 PM , Rating: 2
Isn't this just wonderful. Nortel gets credit for the technology and our government in Canada has allowed this Company to go into receivership and it is being sold in bits and pieces to the highest bidder as we speak. Oh well we still produce Hockey players for the Americans, we still have some bragging rights.

RE: coming to US?
By Iaiken on 12/18/2009 2:47:16 PM , Rating: 3
Nortel SHOULD go into insolvency.

Their technical abilities will live on as other companies who are less willing to defraud their shareholders cannibalize them.

To top it all off, the employees whose only mistakes were working at Nortel and exercising stock options not only face loss of employment, but loss of their RRSP, pension AND a huge tax bill from the government. This despicable recipe caused by over-inflation of the stock through book cooking and flaws in the tax system is set to result in the the personal insolvency of unto 30,000 employees and retirees.

The governments of Ontario and B.C. should be taking notes of Quebecs recent actions to shore up and take over the management in trust of the Nortel pensions with money from the seemingly inevitable liquidation. Both provinces pension and benefits acts have had the legal mechanisms to do so for over 20 years, but have yet to actually use them.

In the end, the country will be better served by aiding these pensioners and pension contributors than by aiding Nortel's creditors. To not do so will result in some 30,000-40,000 personal insolvencies which would have a severely negative impact on the economy for decades.

Good riddance to a company that has been a black spot on our business culture for over a decade.

RE: coming to US?
By Uncle on 12/18/2009 8:26:21 PM , Rating: 2
I guess I wasn't sarcastic enough. Have to agree with you.

RE: coming to US?
By Uncle on 12/19/2009 12:53:41 PM , Rating: 1
Actually it should be goodbye to the assholes who ran the company to the ground. Their sole intention was to get rich on the backs of the workers. I wish we had a constitution that would allow us to bear arms and get rid of tyranny as Thomas Jefferson so eloquently put it.

www speed
By wwwcd on 12/18/2009 2:29:38 PM , Rating: 3
RE: www speed
By virusul on 12/23/2009 5:18:30 AM , Rating: 2
I live in Romania and i pay 13 US & for 100 mb/s with fiber optic, the real download sped is 12MB/s up and down, got a dvd in 6 minutes. And in this money is included the phone too with i pay 5 euro cent/minute with my sister in Vegas, is less than the local Orange mobile network
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Fastest available in US....
By Xponential on 12/18/2009 9:54:57 PM , Rating: 2
Currently, the fastest residential connection available that I know of here in the US is Verizons FiOS service. It tops out at 50/20, but it's only available in certain areas.

Here in Raleigh, NC, we're SOL b/c Time Warner has access here on lockdown. I don't know if FiOS will ever be available here.

RE: Fastest available in US....
By descendency on 12/19/2009 2:14:37 AM , Rating: 1
Thank god for living on campus at NCSU :)

Also. Fuck Time Warner. This is all.

RE: Fastest available in US....
By d4a2n0k on 12/19/2009 6:14:25 PM , Rating: 2
Optimum Online's Ultra service is 101/15. I currently have their Optimum Boost which is 30/5.

Damn it
By Chiisuchianu on 12/18/2009 12:51:46 PM , Rating: 2
Brb, moving to Europe.

RE: Damn it
By bobcpg on 12/18/2009 5:20:21 PM , Rating: 2
haha, you'll be back.

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