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Verizon upgrading FiOS IP backbone

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 3:09pm
Brian Santo

Cisco's CRS-3 Carrier Routing SystemVerizon will be upgrading the IP backbone of its FiOS service, deploying Cisco CRS-3 carrier routers in several major markets to support 100G transport.

Verizon said that through the first half of next year, it will be installing the equipment closer to its network edge in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle.

Verizon has been using Cisco’s CRS-1 platform in its network for more than four years.

Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global IP and transport planning and technology for Verizon, said, “Upgrading the network using Cisco’s CRS-3 platform provides better scale and expanded capabilities that support traffic growth areas such as broadband access and content delivery.”

Surya Panditi, senior vice president and general manager of the core technology group for Cisco, said, “These routing platforms will seamlessly accommodate the extraordinary future growth of video traffic, mobile devices and new online services, and we are confident these technologies will play a key role in enabling Verizon to continue delivering advanced new FiOS experiences to its customers.”

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