Steve Alexander, CTO, to deliver keynote on Tuesday, April 18

At MPLS SD & AI Net World 2023, taking place April 18–20 at the Palais des Congrès de Paris, Ciena will feature the company’s latest innovations in coherent routing and converged multi-layer architecture at booth #104. Ciena’s experts will be on site to discuss how network providers can go beyond IP to achieve a simpler, more scalable, and sustainable future.

Other Ciena highlights at the event:


  • WaveRouter, a coherent metro router (Ciena booth #104): showcasing the recently introduced WaveRouter, an industry-first platform architecture that unites the best of traditional chassis and leaf-spine design with Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent optics and intelligent multi-layer control and automation for a high-performance, easy-to-operate, and greener coherent routing solution.
  • Intelligent multi-layer network operations demo (Ciena booth #104): demonstrating management of Ciena’s WaveRouter within a metro coherent routing network, simplified multi-layer network visualization, and streamlined multi-layer control and PCE via Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) Applications to unlock more network capacity and accelerate converged IP/optical operations.
  • Coherent metro routing demo (Ciena booth #104): revealing how service providers can take IP/optical convergence to the next level with dense 100G and 400G coherent metro routers that help lower costs, achieve scale, and improve network sustainability.
  • Optimizing service performance in SRv6 and SR-MPLS networks demo (Ciena booth #104): showing the latest in segment routing and IP services for performance measurement, traffic engineering, and network slicing, as well as transport interworking for technologies including SRv6 and SR-MPLS.
  • Blue Planet® automation software demo (Ciena booth #104): showcasing end-to-end network slicing across multiple domains, along with dynamic observability and automation for multi-vendor IP/MPLS networks.
  • EANTC MPLS SDN Interoperability Test 2023 (EANTC booth): exhibiting interoperability of SDN, clocking, segment routing, and EVPN solutions.

Speaking Sessions:

  • From Disaggregation to Convergence pre-conference workshop: Monday, April 17, from 13:30 to 17:30 CET (Palais des Congrès de Paris) – featuring the latest disaggregated yet converged technologies for sustainable, multi-layer IP/optical networks.
  • Keynote: Tuesday, April 18, from 11:00 to 11:15 CET – Steve Alexander, Chief Technology Officer, will speak about IP and optical convergence for a multi-cloud world.
  • Additional speaking and panel sessions: Ciena’s subject matter experts are participating in 10 sessions at the conference; see here for agenda details.

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