Packet-Optical Platform

Ciena’s 5430 Packet-Optical Platform is the industry’s first multi-terabit packet-optical switching platform that transforms networks into scalable, flexible, cost-reduced service-enabling infrastructures to meet today’s monumental traffic growth challenges.


Utilizes Ciena WaveLogic technology for coherent DWDM optical interfaces

Increases network availability for mission-critical services (measured in the field at over six-9s); and handles multiple simultaneous failures

Allows users to select the most flexible networking model for packet, optical, and/or OTN redundancy options as needed

Provides more reliable, deterministic transport of packet services

Retains full mesh connectivity while most efficiently transporting Ethernet and other services over a DWDM optical network

Provides 500 Gb/s per service slot capacity, up to 500 Gb/s capable


  • + OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane
    • G.ASON/GMPLS SONET/SDH Control Plane
    • G.ASON/GMPLS OTN Control Plane
    • Point-and-click auto-provisioning
    • Automatic path computation
    • Auto-discovery of network resources
    • Link bundling for large network scalability
    • Multiple protection/restoration service classes
    • Administrative weight routing
    • Latency optimized routing
    • Local Span Mesh Restoration (LSMR)
    • 1+1 Mesh Restorable SNCP (MR-SNCP) for rapid protection and ultra survivability
    • Make Before Break
    • Optical Virtual Private Networks (O-VPN)
  • + I/O Modules Programmable FlexiPort Formats
    • TDM Services Line Module TSLM-48
      • 48 multi-rate pluggable 155M to 2.7G Ports:
        OC-3/STM-1 — 155.52 Mb/s
        OC-12/STM-4 — 622.08 Mb/s
        OC-48/STM-16 — 2.488 Gb/s
        OTU1 — 2.666 Gb/s
        GbE — 1 Gb/s
        (Numerous types of SFPs)
        SONET/SDH (SSLM-48) and OTN (OSLM-48) optimized versions also available
    • TSLM-12
      • 12 pluggable 10G Ports:
        OC-192/STM-64 — 9.953 Gb/s
        10GbE – 10.3 Gb/s
        OTU2 – 10.709 Gb/s
        OTU2e – 11.095 Gb/s
        (Numerous types of XFPs
        including tunable C-Band XFPs)
      • SONET/SDH (SSLM-12) and OTN (OSLM-12) optimized versions also available
    • TSLM-3
      • 3 pluggable 40G Ports:
        OTU3 – 43.018 Gb/s
        40GbE – 41.25 Gb/s
        (Numerous types of CFPs)
        OSLM-3 – OTN optimized variant
      • Embedded SONET/SDH capabilities (up to 12x 10G Embedded SONET/SDH over ODU2 with STS/VC switching)
    • TSLM-1-D/OSLM-1-D with WaveLogic 3
      • 100 Gb/s line rate with DWDM and Coherent technology
      • OTU4 SONET/SDH Capabilities (up to 10x 10G Embedded SONET/SDH over ODU2 with STS/VC Switching - TSLM-1-D only)
      • Five variants: Regional, Metro, Enhanced , Premium and Submarine
    • OSLM-2 Flex-3 WL3
      • Two Flex3 WL3 DWDM ports with WaveLogic 3 Extreme chipset (same used in the 6500 platform)
      • Each port can be individually programmable by software to operate in any one of following modulation formats:
        1 x 100G BPSK*
        2 x 100G DP-QPSK
        2 x 200G 16QAM*
        Mixed of 1x 100G DP-QPSK and 1x 200G 16QAM
    • OSLM-5-100G
      • Five individual programmable optical ports (OTN and Ethernet interface) with a unique data rates ranging from 40G to 100G.
      • 100GE/OTU4 mapping into ODU4
      • 40GE mapping* into ODU3 and OTU3
    • OSLM-50-10G
      • An OTN switch with 50 individual programmable optical ports (OTN, SONET/SDH and Ethernet interface) with a unique data rates ranging from 1 to 10G
    • OSLM-1
      • 1 x OTU4
      • 1 x 100GbE* (Transparent Mapping)
    • TSLM-1
      • 1 x OTU-4
      • 1 x 100GbE (Transparent Mapping)
      • SONET/SDH capabilities such as up to 10x 10G Embedded SONET/SDH over ODU2 with STS/VC switching
    • TSLM-2-DWDM
      • 2x40G C-Band Tunable Coherent DWDM with colored and colorless Ciena WaveLogic technology
      • SONET/SDH capabilities such as up to 8x 10G Embedded SONET/SDH over ODU2 with STS/VC switching
    • TSLM-12-DWDM ULH
      • 6xSFP+ with 6dB, 8dB, SFEC, and TriFEC support
      • 6x AM-XFP support for interoperability with legacy equipment (OC-192 Classic and Connect DX)
    • Ethernet Service Line Module (eSLM Flex 100G):
      • Part of Ciena's E-Suite Modules
      • Leverages Ciena's field-proven, full-featured Service-Aware OS (SAOS) packet software.
      • Layer 2 switching and mapping of Ethernet services into an OTN network.
      • Supports up to 120G of Ethernet Interfaces
        (faceplate) for aggregation into the packet switch fabric and encapsulation into 100G OTN backplane
      • Traffic mapping into OTN's payload
      • Supported faceplate interfaces are: 1GbE* 10GbE, 40GbE* and 100GbE and include OTN OTU2e
      • MPLS-TP*
      • G.8032 Rings
  • + Software Features
    • Configurable OTN/SONET/SDH OAM
    • SONET-SDH Gateway
    • SONET/SDH – OTN Gateway
    • Packet Transport: GbE into SONET/SDH
      with VCAT
    • Packet Transport: 10GbE into SONET/SDH with VCAT or STS192c/VC-4-64c
    • Embedded SONET/SDH on TSLM-2 and TSLM-3 (4xSTM64/OC192 > ODU2 > ODU3) Embedded SOENT/SDH on TSLM-1 and TSLM-1-D (10x STM64/OC192 > ODU2 > ODU4)
    • OSI over DCC
    • OTN/SONET/SDH Multicast
    • Automated Link Grooming
    • OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane
    • Packet Switching: E-PL, E-LAN, E-TREE, EVP-L, EVP-LAN, EVP-TREE, MPLS-TP*, G.8032
  • + Optical Protection and Restoration Options
    • FastMesh connection-level end-to-end
      reroute restoration
    • APS/MSP (1+1), MR-SNCP
    • APS/MSP 1:N & N+1
    • 4F BLSR/MS-SPRing with 16 and 24 node support
    • 4F VLSR
    • 2F BLSR/MS-SPRing
    • G.8032 rings
  • + Timing Support
    • 1.544 Mb/s/2.048 Mb/s BITS/Station Clock inputs and outputs, line timing
    • SSM support
    • AIS thresholds
    • Stratum 3E/G.812 Type III node clock hold-over timing (G.813 option also available)
  • + Element and Network Management
    • Standards-based CORBA IDL interfaces
    • TMN-based architecture and information models
    • TL-1 craft interface for operational familiarity
    • IP over DCC/GCC and OSI over DCC extensions for management of subtended network elements
    • 5430 Node Manager for GUI-based element management
    • ON-Center® Core Switching Manager for node and network management
    • ON-Center Service Layer Manager for end-toend SONET/SDH
    • OneControl NMS for integrated management with 6500
    • OTN and Ethernet services management
    • Universal OSS Gateway compliant with TMF-814 for operations integration
  • + Equipment Protection
    • Shelf Controller: Redundant
    • Power Distribution Units: Redundant
    • Switch Modules: 1:8 redundant switch fabric
    • Fan Trays: 10x4 internally redundant, hot swappable
  • + Agency Approvals
    • NEBS Level 3: SR 3580, GR-63-CORE GR-1089-CORE
    • Safety: EN 60950-1, UL 60950-1, CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1, IEC 60950-1
    • EMC/Immunity: GR-1089-CORE, EN 300-386/EN 55022, FCC Part 15 Class A; VCCI Class A, ICES-003 Class A
  • + Environmental Characteristics
    • Operating Temperature:
      +5° C to +40° C (+41° F to +104° F)
      up to 1800 m
      -5° C to +50° C (+23° F to +122° F) short term
      -5° C to +40° C (+23° F to +104° F) short term
      with fan fail
      Relative Humidity: 5% to 85% (non-condensing), 5% to 90% short term
      Altitude: up to 13,000 ft (4000 m) at 30° C
      Fire Resistance: NEBS GR-63-CORE ANSI T1.319-2002, UL-94-1996
      Earthquake: NEBS GR-63-CORE Zone 4
  • + Physical Characteristics
    • Shelf Dimensions:
      77.0"(H) x 21.38"(W) x 23.6"(D)
      1956mm (H) x 543mm (W) x 600mm (D)
    • Line Module Dimensions:
      20.0"(H) x 1.35"(W) x 18.1"(D)
      508mm (H) x 34.3mm (W) x 460mm (D)
    • Service Slots: 30 slots, 500 Gb/s capacity each

* Feature expected to be available in future release

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