Why are customers turning to GeoMesh Extreme?

Service providers that utilize submarine networks face some daunting challenges: How can you keep up with voracious global bandwidth growth? How can you protect multiple terabits of critical traffic and avoiding outages arising from inevitable network faults? And how can you safeguard your revenues and margins while combating ongoing price erosion?

Submarine networks are critical infrastructure to service providers and their end-customers, both man and machine. Over 95 percent of the world’s intercontinental electronic communications traffic is carried over submarine cables. And every day, these cables carry more than $10 trillion in transactions. This is the very definition of critical infrastructure. These pressures show no signs of easing. In fact, bandwidth consumption will grow at more than 40 percent CAGR over the next few years in all regions.

The four categories of available components in Ciena’s new GeoMesh Extreme overcome the challenges you face, and can be mixed and matched to address your specific business needs.

  1. Optical: Submarine WaveLogic Ai, Liquid Spectrum™, WaveLogic Photonics, L-Band support, and integrated test capabilities
  2. Switching: 5430 Packet-Optical Platform; 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, 8700 Packetwave® Platform, and OneConnect intelligent control plane
  3. Management: OneControl Unified Management System, Blue Planet V-WAN for agile connectivity, Blue Planet Manage, Control, and Plan (MCP), and Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration
  4. Services: Cloud-based SLA Portal, PinPoint Coherent Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (C-OTDR), Managed NOC, network health, topology discovery, and alarm correlation

Why is GeoMesh Extreme important? 

GeoMesh Extreme offers cable operators a unique PoP-to-PoP network architecture that seamlessly interconnects terrestrial and submarine. GeoMesh Extreme incorporates terrestrial technologies into submarine networks such as big data analytics and machine learning to uncover inevitable network faults before they occur and allow for actionable decisions.

In addition, GeoMesh Extreme pulls together a number of professional services to facilitate owning and operating end-to-end networks, including SLA Portal, PinPoint C-OTDR, Managed NOC services, Network Health, Topology Discovery, and Alarm Correlation.

The SLA Portal, which features transparent visualization of service performance, can result in dramatically improved customer satisfaction and retention. Customers use the portal to automatically diagnose network service health and verify SLA performance assurance.

For visibility into the performance of multiple segments and systems of submerged plant, you can turn to PinPoint C-OTDR, which also enables remote access to C-OTDRs in various sites from a centralized NOC/datacenter.

To support and extend a customer’s business, Ciena’s Managed NOC service professionals can help manage network infrastructure, provision bandwidth growth, and minimize network downtime that impacts critical business processes.

The big data capabilities of network health let you utilize machine learning-based analytics to identify and address network issues before they occur. 

Utilizing your network to maximize capacity is an economic imperative, so Ciena’s topology discovery provides important capabilities that include understanding actual network connectivity, stitching circuits, and identifying stranded bandwidth.

Because GeoMesh Extreme identifies, groups, and correlates alarms, it reduces the number of issues to investigate. Ciena’s alarm correlation targets alarms simultaneously to reduce the time spent troubleshooting. 

Why Ciena?

With Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme, you’ll optimize and monetize assets by building a simpler network to your precise business needs, from end-to-end. As global bandwidth continues to grow, you’ll be able to protect multiple terabits of traffic and avoid outages that come from inevitable network faults. Plus, you’ll safeguard revenues and margins by combating ongoing price erosion.

When Ciena unleashed GeoMesh back in 2013, it trailblazed PoP-to-PoP networking that erased traditional, costly, and overly complex submarine-to-terrestrial network demarcation points. After revolutionizing how overland and oversea end-to-end networks are designed, deployed, and maintained, Ciena is pushing its ground-breaking architecture to the extreme with the launch of GeoMesh Extreme. GeoMesh Extreme takes a giant leap forward with a number of technology enhancements, such as WaveLogic AiBlue Planet MCPBlue Planet Analyticspacket switchingprotection switching, and Ciena Specialist Services. GeoMesh Extreme gives submarine cable operators the freedom to mix-and-match the specific components they need, in an open manner to enable choice with truly Open Cables, enabled last November with the TE SubCom partnership alliance



GeoMesh Extreme gives cable operators an open toolset to enable crafting custom solutions tailored to the specific business needs of your customers.