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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
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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
quote:
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
quote:
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 speedtest.net 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
quote:
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
"I'm an Internet expert too. It's all right to wire the industrial zone only, but there are many problems if other regions of the North are wired." -- North Korean Supreme Commander Kim Jong-il














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