Verizon Communications' expanded national broadband network will go into operation later this month in the US bringing improved data and voice networking services to large business, education and government users.
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The network, which was originally unveiled in November 2002, is part of the company's Enterprise Advance national broadband network growth initiative.
The programme aims to provide a broader range of communications services to users, including network management, data storage across high-speed links, business recovery, security, remote access, and voice and data networking.
The expanded network features an IP backbone which connects and extends Verizon's metropolitan and regional networks, which include about 9.7 million fibre miles in major metropolitan areas around the US.
The latest backbone uses Multiprotocol Label Switching technology.
Todd R Weiss writes for Computerworld