6500 Family

Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform converges three comprehensive networking layers into a single platform to provide customizable service delivery from the access edge, along the backbone core, and across ocean floors.

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A peek inside CenturyLink’s National 100G Ultra Long Haul Backbone

CenturyLink began deploying Ciena’s 6500 platform in 2013 to modernize and upgrade its national network and offer 100G services. Here's an update on how their 100G deployment is going.

WaveLogic Encryption brings effortless in-flight data encryption to the masses

Ciena's new WaveLogic Encryption solution brings simple, in-flight data encryption to 100G and 200G speeds.

Ciena swimming in submarine networks customer news at PTC'16

PTC serves as an annual trigger for a wave of news and announcements about the latest submarine cable deals and upgrades -- and this year is no different.