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.
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.
Also commonly called ‘digital wrapper,’ OTN—or Optical Transport Networking—is a next-generation, industry-standard protocol that provides an efficient and globally accepted way to multiplex different services onto optical light paths.
Network monetization is a structured design and analytical approach to ensure that service providers can fully monetize their networks in the cloud era.
Ciena’s annual Vectors event in Ottawa never disappoints when it comes to fresh ideas, collaboration, and the all around great time that happens when you get some of the best and brightest network engineers and thinkers in the same room...
Ciena has today unveiled WaveLogic Encryption, the industry’s first 100G/200G optical encryption solution. WaveLogic Encryption is a FIPS-certified, wire-speed 100G/200G ...
Last night was an evening of celebration for Ciena as WaveLogic3 was again recognised with an industry award. Congratulations to Ciena’s optical engineers and the extended team!
Effortless in-flight data encryption at 100G and even 200G speeds. Ciena's Patrick Scully details the latest step you can take to secure the critical data on your network.
Patrick Scully provides his insights on the future of network security, today's encryption technology challenges and how Ciena can help overcome these with WaveLogic Encryption.
Listen to Gary Swinkels review the technical architecture and advantages of OneConnect.
Listen to Mike Adams discuss on OneConnect solves three critical busines problems.
Get yourself on the Honor Roll! It’s all about removing restraints to agility—getting faster to market with innovative solutions. In this session, learn how open interfaces provide new opportunities for increasing flexibility for the end user as...
Transport networks today offer limited flexibility and are dependent on standards development for service rates and interfaces. To optimize network efficiency and transport bandwidth utilization, the industry is looking at introducing flexibility at ...
To achieve scalable metro and long-haul networks, flexible grid line systems are required to take full advantage of significant cost, space, and power savings provided by next-gen coherent modems. Attend this session to understand drivers and...
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