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Ciena's Converged Packet Optical Portfolio - product brochure

Architected for network modernization, Ciena’s Converged Packet Optical portfolio integrates comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities in single platforms for cost-effective delivery of emerging and existing services, from the access edge, along the backbone core, and across ocean floors.

Case Study

The Terabit Triumph: Comcast and Ciena Scale New Optical Heights

Comcast and Ciena recently announced the successful completion of a 1 Tb/s optical transmission trial. Importantly, it is believed to be the first trial in which live data traffic was transmitted over a 1 Tb/s 16-QAM “super-channel” on an existing commercial network blended with 10G, 40G, and 100G wavelengths, proving that Comcast provides a clear path to the future while meeting today’s customer requirements.

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White Paper

Considerations for Building a Healthcare Sector Private Optical Network

Precise information is the lifeblood of healthcare sector enterprises, empowering providers to deliver the best possible patient outcomes. In nearly all healthcare organizations today, there exists a growing demand for vast amounts of network bandwidth. The need for scalable, reliable, and secure network infrastructures will only grow. This paper describes the key factors and technologies to consider when building a private network.

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Solution Brief

Level 3 - Partnering to Provide Simplified Solutions for High-Performance Networks

Ciena and leading Tier 1 Internet provider Level 3 have partnered for more than 15 years to deliver highly available, immensely scalable networking solutions for its customers. To build on this success, Level 3 decided to take its partnership to the next level, becoming a Ciena BizConnect partner in 2012.

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Case Study

Leading Network Provider Upgrades Network from 10G to 40G

When a leading carrier’s incumbent infrastructure partner failed to upgrade its 10G links to 40G successfully, the company turned to Ciena for help.

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Brochure

Increasing Competitive Advantage by Leveraging WaveLogic Photonics - product brochure

Operators are looking to transform their network from an asset that provides commodity connectivity that is manually intensive to one that is automated and application-sensitive. WaveLogic Photonics, Ciena’s intelligent photonic system on the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, provides an edge in quick and simple turn-up and management of services, superior performance with fewer regenerator points, and a practical evolution path to real-world 400G (and beyond) deployments.

Case Study

U.S. Bank Consolidates Operations to Achieve Savings and Meet Bandwidth Demands

A major U.S.-based bank is consolidating a large number of disparate networks on a converged network infrastructure built on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform. The Ciena infrastructure will allow the bank to decommission costly legacy networks and dramatically reduce operating costs by supporting multiple optical, Ethernet, and TDM services on a single, converged infrastructure.

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Case Study

Major U.S. Trading Institution Builds Scalable, Low-Latency Network

Infrastructure based on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powers connections between the institution’s mission-critical data centers and connects investors from another major U.S. city to the institution’s trading platform.

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Case Study

Leading Personal Finance Firm Saves Millions Annually with Ciena

After a detailed cost analysis, a leading personal finance company chose to connect its data centers with a network built on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform. This delivers cost savings of millions of dollars per year compared to a managed service from a leading service provider.

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Case Study

Global Bank Chooses Ciena for Fastest Ultra-Low-Latency Trading Network

Ciena is deploying an Ultra-Low-Latency (ULL) network to help a major global bank in the “race to zero latency” for its high-frequency trading operations and to gain a critical competitive advantage.

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Case Study

WHOI Furthers Ocean Research with High-Speed Campus Ethernet Network

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a global leader in ocean research, has built a new Ciena-powered metro campus Ethernet network, enabling over 1,000 researchers to collect and analyze vast quantities of research data and collaborate effectively with colleagues locally and around the world.

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White Paper

Evolving Metro Packet Networks with Versatile 10GbE Deployment

Unabated bandwidth growth continues throughout modern networks worldwide, posing a constant challenge for operators to keep pace with increasing customer demand. To meet this demand, 10GbE as both an infrastructure solution and a service opportunity is the next logical step for increasing capacity.

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Data Sheet

4x10G OTR Modules - product datasheet

Application Note

Building Better Networks for State and Local Governments

Economic conditions have changed the operating landscape for government and educational organizations. Networking technology offers an opportunity to provide better service with lower taxpayer cost. A modern, converged network utilizes advanced optical and Ethernet technologies to form a highly flexible and scalable infrastructure capable of delivering many emerging applications and ready to scale far into the future.

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Solution Brief

LightRiver - Partnering to Deliver Mission-Critical Transport Networks

LightRiver partners with Ciena to design, engineer, commission, and support mission-critical transport networks for large utilities companies, Tier 2/3 service providers, and other enterprises that depend on their networks every minute of every day.

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Brochure

OneControl: Management the way it should be - product brochure

White Paper

SONET/SDH Network Modernization Is Long Overdue

Today’s service provider business is being squeezed from all sides. While providers are seeing growing demand for bandwidth-hungry services and new growth opportunities in cloud connectivity services, their profitability is being impacted by rising costs in the maintenance and management of their legacy networks. Service providers can address both the cost and revenue sides of the equation by modernizing their aging legacy cross-connects with next-generation packet-optical platforms. In this way, they can secure legacy cross-connect circuit packs for spares pools, lower their power and real estate costs by a factor of ten, and create a foundation for driving new revenue sources.

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Solution Brief

XO Communications - Partnering to Build 100G Coast-to-Coast Network

To meet enterprise customers’ unrelenting demand for high-bandwidth services, XO is building a 100G coast-to-coast network. After evaluating technologies from all major network vendors, XO chose to build regional and metropolitan area networks across the national infrastructure on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.

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Case Study

Janet Chooses Ciena to Form Backbone of UK's New R&E Network

National Research and Education Network (NREN) Janet connects the UK’s research and education communities. With traffic on its network doubling every 18 months, the organization decided to build a new, UK-wide fiber optic network infrastructure called Janet6.

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Case Study

Reliance Globalcom Ultra Low Latency Network

Reliance Globalcom, a global telecommunications services provider with a special focus on ultra-low-latency networks for financial services customers, needed to upgrade its FLAG Atlantic-1 (FA-1) North submarine cable. Ciena was able to design, supply, and deploy an ultra-low-latency solution that allows Reliance Globalcom to differentiate its service offerings and meet, and even exceed, demanding customer requirements, while cost-effectively leveraging their existing submarine cable assets.

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Case Study

Reliance Globalcom FEA Submarine Cable Upgrade

As European, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries’ economies continue to grow, Reliance Globalcom’s critical Aqaba (Jordan) to Suez (Egypt) submarine cable segment routed in the Red Sea has experienced significant increases in demands for reliable bandwidth. To ensure reliable international connectivity is available to its customers, the company decided to upgrade their FLAG Europe-Asia (FEA) submarine cable serving this critical international corridor.

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Case Study

Ciena Helps Sunset Digital Drive Economic Development

Information technology and low-cost communications are vital for social and economic development. Without them, regions and countries are unable to compete, grow, and thrive—an issue that impacts large swaths of the rural U.S. Sunset Digital is building a Ciena-based, 100G-ready network in southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee to attract businesses to the area and stimulate the local economy.

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White Paper

GeoMesh: Uniting Submarine and Terrestrial Networks

Addressing exploding global bandwidth growth is one matter, ensuring that it will always be available, regardless of inevitable natural and man-made faults, is quite another. Fortunately, networking solutions are available today that allow global service providers to both address global bandwidth growth needs and ensure network availability. These key service requirements, along with the coveted benefits of reducing operating costs, latency, and complexity, are made possible by a new global networking solution Ciena calls GeoMesh.

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Case Study

Ciena Helps Fibrecomm Deliver Bandwidth Without Limits

To meet rapidly growing bandwidth demand, Malaysia’s leading carrier, Fibrecomm, has deployed new DWDM infrastructure based on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors. Delivered and maintained by local Ciena partner Diversified Gateway Berhad (DGB), the new infrastructure supports fast, simple deployment of 40G and 100G wavelengths across the network, with no need for network re-engineering or on-site configuration.

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White Paper

100G Coherent Networking: More Than Just the Line Rate

The voracious demand for bandwidth continues to increase unabated in all regions of the world. Streaming, high-bandwidth, video-centric content is responsible for the bulk of this growth. This incredible demand directly affects the global network, including terrestrial and submarine networks, as accessed content can be located anywhere on the planet—a situation that will only be compounded with the increasing popularity of cloud services, where content is centralized in a few select geographic locations. Agile 100G networking is one way of scaling service providers’ networks while reducing overall network operating costs.

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White Paper

Modernizing Government Campus Networks with the 6500

Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform is a highly flexible transport and switching convergence platform that enables efficient modernization of networks for a wide range of communications services. Enhancements to the platform make the 6500 very cost-effective for government campus, defense base, and metro network applications.

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Application Note

Putting Assured Networking to Work for Government

The complexity of current IT networks, a shortage of skilled technical talent, and legislative challenges have slowed the pace of renovation of cumbersome, costly network infrastructures. However, top government officials recognize the need for greater visibility into network operations, along with precise real-time information to accelerate and improve decision-making.

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Application Note

Coherent Optical Processing for High-Capacity Networks

The paradox for today’s network providers is looming ever larger and faster: Increase available capacity for users, but do so at less cost. Equipment vendors have jumped into this issue wholeheartedly and are examining and offering a variety of techniques to solve this high-capacity bandwidth challenge. One solution in particular, pioneered by Ciena as the optimum approach and known as “coherent optical processing”, promises to help service providers solve their dilemma by allowing tremendous increases in capacity while keeping CAPEX and OPEX low.

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Application Note

Enabling Next-Generation Healthcare Networks

Driven in part by federal government legislation and incentives, healthcare providers are undertaking major initiatives to improve the overall quality of patient care and reduce medical errors. These providers have no choice but to adopt new life-saving, and also bandwidth-intensive, applications like telemedicine and PACS if they are to remain competitive and relevant. To overcome this challenge in a cost-effective manner, providers increasingly are adopting optical networking and Ethernet infrastructure to ensure that their critical patient data is delivered quickly and reliably throughout their networks.

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Application Note

Healthcare in the Public Sector

The U.S. government is leading the charge to improve national, regional, and statewide healthcare for all people by providing significant financial backing to states and municipalities. Established in 2008, the federal government’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides states with a total of $40 billion as a catalyst to modernize healthcare systems and eventually create a national health information network.

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White Paper

Router Offload Strategies with Packet-Optical Transport

Carriers recognize the need to curtail CAPEX in the face of declining revenue dollars per transported bit. To that end, they have expressed a great interest in exploring network cost-saving opportunities such as router offload, and whether OTN or MPLS technologies are best suited for this function. In reality, OTN and MPLS switching should not be seen as competing solutions for router offload but, rather, complementary technologies that address different aspects of the solution.

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White Paper

Survivable Submarine Optical Networks

This paper discusses the challenges and solution for building highly resilient and available subsea networks using industry standards-based intelligent control plane technology. It explores the migration path toward mesh networking, and examines how networks are evolving toward a global mesh to improve network survivability, increase network automation, and reduce costs.

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White Paper

Addressing Network Uncertainty with an Intelligent Infrastructure

In the shadow of unprecedented network traffic growth, network operators are struggling to come to terms with a high degree of uncertainty associated with what kind of bandwidth is needed, where it needs to go, when it should be delivered, and how it should scale.This paper describes how the powerful combination of OTN switching and the distributed control plane enables operators to turn their networks into intelligent infrastructure.

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White Paper

The Power of End-to-End Network Intelligence

Network demands are changing. End-customers’ expectations for network resiliency, flexibility, and performance are increasing, leading service providers to consider an optical rebuild. An intelligent control plane, with automation and increased efficiency, is required to keep pace with ever-changing network demands.

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Solution Brief

Telrad - Partnering to Drive Product Innovation

Telrad, a leading Israeli network provider, is a strategic partner for Ciena on many levels. In addition to developing new products and features for the Ciena portfolio under the terms of an OEM agreement, Telrad delivers a wide range of professional services directly to Ciena customers—from network design, deployment, and commissioning to ongoing monitoring and support.

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Solution Brief

Felix Telecom - Partnering to Deliver Super-High-Speed Networks

Felix Telecom, one of Romania’s leading network providers receives both technical and business support from Ciena, enabling it to deliver some of the region’s most advanced optical and Ethernet networks. During a recent groundbreaking project, Ciena supported Felix Telecom for the deployment of Eastern Europe’s first 100G network for RoEduNet, Romania’s National Research and Education Network (NREN).

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Data Sheet

eMOTR Modules - product datasheet

Data Sheet

1+8 OTN Flex MOTR Module - product datasheet

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