IP, optical, and automation solutions on display in booth #1500

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), a global leader in networking systems, services, and software, will be at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2023 in Denver, Colorado, on October 16–19. Attendees can find Ciena experts at booth #1500 to learn about innovations in broadband, including  passive optical networking (PON), virtualized broadband network gateway (vBNG), and software automation. Cable MSOs will see firsthand how Ciena’s broadband technologies and end-to-end services support their converged interconnect network (CIN) evolution and adoption of fiber-based access for subscriber and application demands.


  • Enabling Next-Gen Residential and Enterprise Broadband Access: Illustrating how Ciena's Routing and Switching platforms and Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller help operators flexibly support residential broadband and enterprise access use cases on a common infrastructure.
  • Simplifying Multi-layer Network Operations with Ciena's MCP Applications: Highlighting how MCP's multi-layer visualization and integrated analytics apps simplify common troubleshooting workflows.
  • The Natural Step After XGS-PON: Symmetrical 25G PON: Showcasing Ciena’s 25GS-PON optical line terminal (OLT) and optical network unit (ONU) overlaying a live Ciena 10GE PON network on a single fiber.
  • Ciena vRack: Presenting 3D virtual tours of Ciena’s broadband solution and services capabilities.
  • Streamlining and Automating the Planning and Deployment of Next-gen Broadband Services with Blue Planet: Revealing how operators can automate the planning, deployment, and operations of broadband services across a multi-vendor/multi-domain network.
  • Wireline Broadband Cloudification Proof of Concept: Demonstrating how Ciena and AWS collaborate to make virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG) in the cloud a reality.

Speaking Sessions:

Wednesday, October 18:

  • 25GS PON: Continuing MSO Broadband Dominance (3:30–4:15pm MT): Fernando Villarruel, Chief Architect, MSO Practice (moderator); Edward Boyd, Vice President, PON R&D

Thursday, October 19:

  • Disaster Recovery and Resiliency for Fiber Networks (8:00–9:15am MT): Fernando Villarruel, Chief Architect, MSO Practice (moderator)

For more information about Ciena’s participation at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo or to request a meeting, contact pr@ciena.com.

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