Architected for network modernization, Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform converges comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities in one platform for cost-effective delivery of emerging and existing services, from the access edge to the backbone core.

The 6500 comes in four shelf varieties with AC options available. Optimize for site-specific space, power, and capacity requirements. All shelves share the same software load and circuit packs for simpler operations and sparing.

Future-ready scalability

Ciena’s new coherent interfaces give you a full suite of field-proven, plug-and-play coherent 40G and 100G solutions for metro, long-haul terrestrial, and submarine applications. These WaveLogic 3 programmable transceivers enable broader, more economical deployment of 100G throughout the network—and can scale to 400G.
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10x10G MUX OCI
10x10G MUX OCI
100GE/OTU4 OCI
100GE/OTU4 OCI
100G WL3
100G WL3

More services, more business

The 6500’s 10G transponders enable high-density,
multi-protocol, and low-latency capabilities to
maximize your service revenue opportunities.
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4x10G OTR
4x10G OTR

On-demand bandwidth

These modules complement high-capacity line rates with OTN switching to optimize bandwidth utilization and network efficiency. And they offer the added benefit of insulating your network against uncertain service mix by providing transparent transport of all client services.
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8-port OTN Flex MOTR
8-port OTN Flex MOTR
1+8 OTN Flex MOTR
1+8 OTN Flex MOTR
OTN I/F 40G 16xSFP
OTN I/F 40G 16xSFP

Do more with less

Ciena’s E-Suite modules, including eMOTR, fully integrate packet switching within transport, providing sub-GE grooming for improved wavelength efficiencies and traffic prioritization for SLA adherence—so you can do it all with less equipment.
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Single Slot eMOTR
Single Slot eMOTR
Dual Slot eMOTR
Dual Slot eMOTR
4x10G PKT I/F
4x10G PKT I/F

Best of both worlds

Tune your network toward packet and/or OTN, in any ratio, with these high-density fabric modules. Fabric-based switching complements blade-based switching, allowing you to tailor your network from low-capacity point-to-point to high-capacity mesh connectivity, as needed.
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OTN I/F 40G 16xSFP
OTN I/F 40G 16xSFP
4x10G PKT I/F
4x10G PKT I/F
1.2T PKT/OTN XC
1.2T PKT/OTN XC
3.2T PKT/OTN XC
3.2T PKT/OTN XC

All-in-one networking

Get the full range of photonic architectures, from passive filters for simple service extension to directionless, colorless, and gridless ROADMs for the power to send any service anywhere in the network, dynamically.
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1x2-WSS-100GHz
1x2-WSS-100GHz
1x4 WSS 100GHz
1x4 WSS 100GHz
1x9 WSS 50GHz
1x9 WSS 50GHz
6-slot Passive Photonics Chassis
6-slot Passive Photonics Chassis
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