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Verizon kicks off Intelligent Edge Network with automation from Infinera

May 6, 2019

Verizon is leveraging new automation technology from Infinera as one of the first steps toward building out its Intelligent Edge Network (IEN).

Verizon first announced its IEN two years ago as a means to move away from its TDM networking to a more simplified Ethernet-based network. The shift will also give Verizon a single management platform, while also lowering its carbon footprint by using less power and space.

“We’re still very early in the implementation of the program,” said Steve Owens, director of network infrastructure planning at Verizon.

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