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A Verizon technician testing 5G service in Houston (credit: Verizon)

Verizon upgrades fibre core network capacity for 5G future

US operator Verizon is giving its fibre core network an overhaul, upgrading older router equipment with the latest 400Gb/s per-port optical technology to help future-proof its 5G network.

Verizon celebrates successful 400Gb/s field trial

Verizon has completed a successful field trial delivering live 400Gb/s Ethernet traffic on a single wavelength between MPLS Core routers over its packet-optical network.

The trial demonstrated the interoperability between equipment from two different suppliers – Ciena and Juniper – alongside the capability to quadruple the typical capacity carried on one wavelength.

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