Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) will showcase optical networking, packet and software innovations at OFC 2019, taking place March 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Through a series of demos and speaking sessions, Ciena will show how its industry-leading optical technology and software innovations help service providers achieve the Adaptive Network to better prepare for the next wave of connectivity requirements that are dominating the market. 

Demonstrations (Booth #3850):

  • WaveLogic 5 (WL5): Ciena will demonstrate WaveLogic 5, the latest generation of the company’s industry-leading coherent technology. The performance-optimized WL5 Extreme and footprint-optimized WL5 Nano coherent solutions are designed to solve network operators’ scale and growth challenges and support an increasing range of applications. 
  • 5171 Service Aggregation Platform/Switch:  The 5171 switch is a continuation of Ciena’s 5000 family of packet networking platforms. The 5171 combines the density, openness and programmability of a leaf switch with the high capacity and small footprint benefits of Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Nano optics. A live traffic demonstration of the 5171 will be shown, highlighting the modularity, port flexibility, and density of the platform for controlled and uncontrolled environments. 
  • 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS): With its open and programmable architecture and its simple to deploy operational model, the 6500 RLS enables network operators to quickly react to unpredictable traffic requirements while providing improved visibility into the photonic layer to streamline operations. A live demonstration of the compact, modular 6500 RLS platform will be shown, highlighting the simplicity and scalability needed for high capacity data center interconnect (DCI) applications.   

Speaking Sessions:

  • Sunday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m. PT – Mike Frankel, Senior Director, Network Services and Technologies, will speak on optical switching for link bandwidth adaptation in future data center networks. 
  • Monday, March 4 at 3:30 p.m. PT – Eric Maniloff, Systems Architect, will participate in a discussion on 400G, going beyond coherent evolution to high-capacity inter-data center links. 
  • Tuesday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m. PT – Kim Roberts, Vice President, WaveLogic Science and recipient of the John Tyndall Award, will present “High Capacity, Long Distance Optical Transport,” covering challenges and business realities. 
  • Thursday, March 7 at 9:00 a.m. PT – Marc Lyonnais, Senior Advisor, External Research, will discuss state-of-the-art best practices for optical network self-monitoring and optimization. 

For the full list of Ciena’s OFC speaking sessions, please visit the official show website here

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About OFC
The Optical Fiber Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For more than 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward. 

OFC includes dynamic business programming, an exhibition of more than 700 companies, and high impact peer-reviewed research that, combined, showcase the trends and pulse of the entire optical networking and communications industry. OFC is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc), and the IEEE Photonics Society. OFC 2019 will be held from 3-7 March 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center, California, USA. Follow @OFCConference, learn more OFC Community LinkedIn, and watch highlights OFC YouTube. 

About Ciena
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our clients create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com.

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