Products and services

Redefining networks in the age of on-demand

Best-of-breed, open options and a consultative approach. It’s a powerful combination. And it’s transforming networks. We’re powering connections between people, content, places, and things—from down the street to around the world.

What is OPn?
It’s choice. It’s control. It’s our commitment that we’ll embrace openness in our technology so you can more simply operate your network.

Empowering the future

Since its introduction in 2012, OPn has not remained static. It’s a dynamic philosophy that evolves as network needs evolve—delivering the capabilities to meet and enable networks of the future.

Redefining openness

OPn works best in an ego-free zone—working with partners, other technology providers, open APIs, and more—to make networks the best that they can be.

Delivering programmability

Programmability is powerful. And when combined with openness, it’s unstoppable. Customize your network’s capabilities, and do it yourself with our DevOps tools. It’s your choice.

Converged packet optical

Purpose-built. Problem-solving. Intelligently integrating comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities into a single platform helps you efficiently deliver emerging and existing services, from the access edge, along the backbone core, and across ocean floors.

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Packet networking

Smart devices. Smart software. Deliver the full range of Ethernet services—from the access edge to the core—with these building blocks for low-touch, high-velocity Ethernet access and aggregation networks.

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Management software

Analytics. Data. Planning. Experience portfolio-wide network management with transparent virtualization, a fully customizable dashboard, and proactive fault isolation.

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SDN and NFV are radically changing how networks are built and operated—and how services are delivered. Join the software-based transformation revolution.

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Ciena Specialist Services

Expertise. Flexibility. Knowledge. Get unparalleled support throughout the service lifecycle. And become an expert in networking technologies with our learning solutions.

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