Demonstrating coherent optical, performance pluggables, and intelligent multi-layer automation and control for network transformation

At OFC 2023, taking place March 5–9 at the San Diego Convention Center, Ciena will showcase its latest innovations in coherent technology, photonic layer evolution, and multi-layer automation and control at booth #3826 in Hall D. Ciena’s experts will be available to discuss how service providers can leverage new technologies to do more with less — less power, less space, and less cost — as they contend with escalating capacity and power efficiency needs.

Other Ciena highlights at OFC:

  • Speaking sessions and panel discussions – Ciena’s experts are participating in many sessions throughout the conference; see here for the agenda
  • Future of coherent networking demo (Ciena booth #3826) – introducing WaveLogic 6, designed to meet the networking requirements of the future with 1.6Tb/s while setting a new standard for power savings and performance gains
  • Optical demos (Ciena booth #3826) – showcasing how to scale capacity and modernize the photonic layer with compact, integrated C&L-band ROADM, service evolution from wavelengths to spectrum, and hardened OTN solutions to extend OTN networking to the edge
  • Routing and switching demos (Ciena booth #3826) – showing 400G Coherent Routing, weatherized PON, enterprise business security, vBNG, and more for simpler, scalable, and sustainable networks
  • Intelligent network control and management demos (Ciena booth #3826) – illustrating multi-layer network visualization, software control, and new analytics apps to unlock more network capacity and accelerate converged IP/optical operations
  • Professional services demos (Ciena booth #3826) – revealing how service providers can monetize stranded bandwidth and optimize for peak performance by defragmenting their optical spectrum
  • OIF multi-vendor interoperability demo (OIF booth #5101) – demonstrating interoperability of 400ZR coherent pluggable and Common Management Interface Specification solutions
  • Unconditional security of critical data with 800Gb/s quantum-secured communications demo (Ciena booth #3826 and ID Quantique booth #6012) – showcasing how quantum-secured optical channels enable operators to detect and defend against eavesdroppers across metro applications, including DCI
  • Open ROADM demo (booth #6341) – exhibiting Open ROADM-compliant 400Gb/s interoperability via router-optimized QSFP-DD pluggables, expanding the range of Open ROADM applications to include converged IP/optical architectures

For more information about Ciena’s participation at OFC 2023 or to request a meeting, visit or contact


OIF Hosts Largest Ever Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demonstration of the Critical Solutions Accelerating Implementation of Next-Generation Capabilities at OFC 2023; Celebrates 25 Years of Interoperability Work
OIF will host its largest ever demonstration of multi-vendor interoperability at this year’s OFC 2023, March 7-9 in San Diego, CA, featuring four fundamental technology areas - 400ZR optics; Co-Packaging architectures; Common Electrical I/O (CEI) channels; and Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) implementations. The demos will be both live and static at OIF’s booth, #5101. Additional information can be found at

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