Metro. Long haul. Subsea. There’s no selectivity when it comes to the crush of bandwidth demands. All are experiencing unprecedented growth with no signs of slowing. And all need to deliver a consistent quality end-user experience in the face of on-demand content consumption, no matter where the actual content resides. Keeping up can put a strain on business.
The ability to scale and secure network capacity faster and smarter is a huge competitive advantage, and the technologies that enable this scalability and service agility are constantly evolving. At the foundation of it all is the optical network. Implementing the right solution—one that can scale for massive capacity growth while flexibly adapting to changes in applications running on top of it— is vital for success.
Deliver services faster using control plane automation via a single flexible platform across metro, long-haul, and subsea applications
Maximize capacity and operational efficiencies using tunable variable-capacity optics and multi-Terabit service densities with the world’s #1 packet-optical platform
Innovate faster with a flexible architecture that best matches your operational model, whether deploying a fully integrated packet-optical platform or modular networking building blocks managed via open APIs
As optical networks become increasingly flexible and software-driven, network operators need to rethink past assumptions as they plan and deploy networks moving forward. With the appropriate software tools to fully exploit the benefits of flexible coherent modems, programmable photonics and flexible grid systems, the redefined optical network can enable further improvements in service rollout velocity and expand revenue opportunities.
The optical industry is focused on making the optical network more agile, intelligent, and application-aware. Giving service providers the tools to reliably shift their operating model from ‘configuring’ to ‘programming’ brings a radical transformative opportunity with unparalleled intelligence and service agility.
From 400G to DCI to software-enabled optical networks, OFC'17 was full of news and innovation. We surveyed our experts for their key takeaways and here’s what they said.
Ciena is extending the market reach of its industry-leading WaveLogic coherent modem technology by making it available to a range of industry participants, including optical component leaders Lumentum, NeoPhotonics and Oclaro. Ciena CTO Steve...
For all the “agile” innovation over the last decade, today's optical networks are still predominantly static. Today that changes with Ciena's introduction of Liquid Spectrum™, which changes the way optical networks are engineered, operated,...
Next week is the OFC’17 Conference in Los Angeles, and Ciena is bringing our Ciena Innovation Lab filled with all the newest technology our R&D team has been busy developing.
An independent panel of third-party judges has recognized Ciena's new WaveLogic Ai chipset with a perfect score of 5/5 stars in this year's Lightwave Innovation Reviews.
Joe Cumello, Ciena's VP of Global Marketing, talks to Lightwave from the show floor of OFC'17 and details the company's innovations and awards that were on display at the show.
Ciena’s multi-terabit converged packet optical solutions deliver new high-speed, reliable connectivity enabling Jio to offer 4G services across India
New relationships with Lumentum, NeoPhotonics and Oclaro to drive choice and innovation in the optical networking industry
Reimagine your optical network. Learn how to provide the agility, scale, simplicity, and choice required to deliver incredible customer experiences in an on-demand world.
"On-demand" demands a lot from your optical network—more than it’s been capable of delivering. Until now. Introducing software-defined optical, delivered by Ciena’s Liquid Spectrum™. It’s that good.
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