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6500 Family

The 6500 converges packet, OTN, and flexible WaveLogic Photonics in a single platform to streamline operations and optimize footprint, power, and capacity. And, with off-board software tools you can automate services from creation through orchestration and delivery, boosting differentiation—and your bottom line.

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Ciena shows off growing product family at OFC 2016

Ever looked back at a family photo from a year or two ago and been amazed at all the changes? This year at OFC, Ciena's product family portrait looks quite a bit different than a year ago.

Ciena unveils new 6500 T-Series platform with 24 Terabit capacity

Ciena today unveiled Ciena 6500 T-Series, a new higher density version of our cornerstone 6500 Packet Optical Platform, providing up to a Terabit of switching capacity per slot and up to 24 Terabits in a single...

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.