Verizon's global IP backbone network was built to handle the explosion in Internet data and video traffic. It's the global trade route of the 21st century, shipping digital cargo efficiently around the world.
GLOBAL IP NETWORK
Verizon maintains more than 800,000 miles of high-speed cables — enough to circle the earth more than 32 times — and we operate in more than 150 countries on six continents. Our network is one of the largest wholly owned, facilities-based networks in the world.
We support businesses and government agencies around the globe securely and reliably, including 98 percent of the Fortune 1000. Verizon's expansive IP footprint and direct interconnections around the world enable our customers to reach more destinations directly through our global IP network than through the networks of any other service provider.
Verizon's global network technology supports the enormous growth in Internet video and data traffic, which helps multinational corporations interconnect their facilities around the world. We also provide intelligent networking solutions that securely connect large business and government customers to the data, machines, and applications they need to be successful. Our residential, small business and wireless customers also benefit from one of the most-connected IP networks, with a range of Internet solutions that have local-or wide-area network requirements.
FASTEST COMMERCIAL SPEEDS AVAILABLE
Verizon's global backbone network continues to grow to meet our customers' evolving needs. During the past three years, we have connected most of the major cities in the U.S. with speeds of 100 Gbps, and we're upgrading our busiest routes in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. We expect to double that speed in trials later this year.
We're also pushing 100 Gbps into our metro networks, as we recently did with our fiber central offices in Lower Manhattan, driving Ethernet speeds even closer to the customer.
Verizon will carry on its heritage of innovation by advancing its IP platform and the applications that are changing our everyday lives. Working in collaboration with the countless people and machines that touch the IP cloud, the sky remains the limit of our collective imagination.