Demonstrating a rapid evolution to IP/optical convergence

Ciena will feature its latest innovations for coherent routing, enterprise edge, multi-layer network control and optimization, quantum security, and more at MPLS SD & AI Net World 2024, occurring April 9–11 at the Palais des Congrès de Paris. Ciena’s experts will be on hand in booth #103 to discuss how operators can leverage these advanced technologies to simplify and scale their network infrastructure, enhance security, and foster a more sustainable digital future.


  • Coherent routing: presenting the WaveRouter Family and WaveLogic 6 Nano 400G-800G Coherent Pluggable Transceivers, bringing together the latest in IP and optical innovation
  • Enterprise edge: showcasing Vyatta Service Edge, 3841 Edge Server, and 3844 Edge Server for the cloud age
  • Adaptive IP: showing Ciena’s Segment Routing and Ethernet virtual private network (EVPN) advancements for enhanced network efficiency and improved scalability
  • Intelligent multi-layer network operations from a single point of control: demonstrating Navigator Network Control Suite, a powerful multi-layer software controller and integrated analytics for converged IP/optical networks, including path computation and performance management across multi-vendor routers
  • Blue Planet automation software: highlighting how to accelerate return on 5G investment through scalable, zero-touch network slice lifecycle automation from end to end across complex, multi-vendor 5G environments
  • EANTC Multi-Vendor MPLS SDN Interoperability Test 2024 (EANTC booth): exhibiting interoperability of clocking, Segment Routing over IPv6 (SRv6), and EVPN solutions

Workshop and speaking sessions:

  • ‘Intercepting AI Trends With Disruptive Networking Technology’ pre-conference workshop: Monday, April 8, from 13:00 to 17:30 CET (Palais des Congrès de Paris) – featuring the latest technologies for coping with massive growth at the edge, scaling infrastructure, and implementing artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps)
  • The Global IP Assembly: Tuesday, April 9, at 8:30 CET – Joe Marsella, Vice President of Product Line Management – Routing and Switching, will join a panel of industry experts to discuss ‘Looking forward to the Future of the Internet Protocol’
  • MPLS keynote: Tuesday, April 9, at 11:30 CET – Gautam Billa, Vice President, International Sales Engineering, will present ‘A Look at the Long-term Impact of New Technologies
  • Additional speaking and panel sessions: Ciena’s subject matter experts are participating in numerous sessions at the conference, including the new Quantum Networks track; see here for agenda details

For more information about Ciena’s participation at MPLS SD & AI Net World or to request a meeting, contact

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