Verizon is supercharging the core of its fibre network by upgrading older router equipment with new equipment from Juniper Networks, capable of utilising the latest 400 Gbps per port optical technology. When the overhaul of the fibre core network is complete, the operator will be able to manage 115 Tbps of data, the equivalent of almost 24 billion streaming songs, at any given moment. Verizon says this upgrade will significantly increase the bandwidth needed to support wireless, home internet, enterprise, small business and FIOS customers.
In June of this year, Verizon announced that data traffic on its 5G Ultra Wideband network had already increased 249%, and it expects exponentially higher increases as more customers adopt the new technology and begin to experience the robust capabilities and performance of 5G Ultra Wideband. The new optical core, which is being built to meet customers’ growing demands through 2032, is upgradeable to future 800 Gbps and 1 Tbps per port optical technology, allowing Verizon to manage 230 Tbps of data at any given time.
Additionally, because this new equipment is so dense with such large capacity, Verizon will be able to redesign its network architecture to spread the equipment out to additional facilities across geographies, building in an additional level of redundancy with the ability to reroute traffic onto a greater number of fibre routes when needed.
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