Verizon begins lab testing NG-PON2 technology

Verizon has advanced toward implementing new technology on its fiber optic infrastructure, reaching a juncture in its RFP process by tapping two companies to begin testing NG-PON2 equipment in Verizon´s lab, the company said.

Verizon will begin initial testing with equipment from Ericsson (in partnership with Calix) and ADTRAN. Testing will focus on several features of NG-PON2, including tuning performance, ability to carry residential and business services on the same platform, and interoperability and conformance testing to meet Verizon ONT specifications.

This technology allows Verizon to increase system capacity by adding wavelengths to meet the demand for traffic drivers such as ultra high definition video, virtual reality applications and cloud services.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) (NASDAQ: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated nearly USD132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates a wireless network with 112.6 million retail connections nationwide.