for the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform

Designed for modernized network applications, the 6500-7 converges comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities with packet/OTN switching and an intelligent control plane for cost-effective delivery of services.


Provides cost-optimized configuration options for efficient transport of flexible services over 2.5G to 100G wavelengths via a wide range of interchangeable circuit packs

Enables simplified operations and reduced sparing costs through seamless networking flexibility with the entire 6500 Family, with one software load, one management system, and reusable cards across the various shelves

Leverages AC and DC powering options for a perfect fit into various customer environments

Supports both muxponder- and central fabric-based Optical Transport Network (OTN)/packet switching solutions, enabling costoptimized configurations for specific service connectivity requirements

Offers industry-leading 10G, 40G, and 100G coherent and intelligent control plane capabilities for scale and service differentiation

Utilizes field-replaceable common equipment units, ensuring no service impact during failures for improved network availability and customer satisfaction


  • + Technical Information
      Shelf Variants 6500-D7 Optical Type 2 6500-S8 Packet-Optical
      Power Options DC breakered/fused Max 50A 110/240V AC DC breakered/fused Max 50A
      DC breakered/breakerless/fused Max 60A
      DC breakered/fused Max 40A (Broadband/Photonic)
      Central Fabric Switching Capacity N/A 600G Packet/OTN switching
      Number of service card slots 7 6 for Packet/OTN switching or Broadband applications
      8 for Photonic applications
      Supported service interface cards
      Packet/OTN switched modules


      10x10G PKT/OTN
      1x100G + 2x40G PKT/OTN
      100G DWDM PKT/OTN
      40G DWDM PKT/OTN
      16x2.7G OTN
      Photonic Modules Full suite of amplifiers, passive filters, 50GHz, 100GHz, flexible grid ROADMs, Colorless, Directionless, Contentionless
      Transponders/Muxponders Coherent 100GE/OTU4 transponder
      Coherent 100G muxponder (10x10G)
      Coherent 100G/150G/200G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine
      FIPS-certified AES-256 wire-speed coherent 100G/200G encryption solution
      Coherent 100G client cards: 10x10GE, 10x10G multi-rate, 2x40G+2x10G, 100GbE/OTU4 client
      Coherent 40G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine, colorless
      Coherent 40G client cards: 4x10G multi-rate, 40G multi-rate 4x10G multi-rate OTR
      4x10G multi-rate OTR with FIPS-certified AES-256 wire-speed encryption
      SONET/SDH 10G ADM-on-a-blade: SuperMux
      Ethernet: 152G eMOTR, 68G eMOTR Edge, 30G L2MOTR
      OTN modules: 8-port OTN Flex MOTR (2.7G), 1+8 port OTN Flex MOTR (10G)
      Environmental Characteristics
      Operating Temperature

      Relative Humidity
      +41° F to +104° F (+5° C to +40° C)
      +23° F to +131° F (-5° C to +55° C) short term
      5% to 85% (non-condensing)
      Zone 4
      Physical Characteristics
      Physical Dimensions

      10.5 in (H) x 17.3 in (W) x 11.1 in (D)
      267 mm (H) x 441 mm (W) x 281 mm (D)

      8.5 kg (19 lb)
      12.2 in (H) x 17.3 in (W) x 11.1 in (D)
      310 mm (H) x 441 mm (W) x 281 mm (D)

      9.5 kg (21.3 lb)

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