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Smart Cities?
Only as smart as the
networks they're built on.

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Nearly two-thirds of the world's population now lives in cities.

Utilities, mass transit, public safety—even garbage—are all connected to a network. Each new smart connection creates unpredictability—and drives the need for a network that can anticipate, react, and scale.

When mind-boggling volumes of data hit the network, when traffic slows to a crawl, or when the garbage bins are full, how do cities from Seoul to Denver avoid the pile-up?

With a network that adapts.

Turn data into detours before traffic jams.

In cities like Denver, roadside sensors and CCTV cameras relay information to control centers that can predictively reroute traffic.

As smart cities run new technologies, they’ll require networks that deliver dynamic bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and the ability to manage, move, and store unimaginable volumes of data—all at enormous scale and speed.

And it’s not just the roads and cars talking to the network. Trash talks, too....

In Seoul, smart trash talks, and it speaks volumes.

Thanks to network analytics, Seoul’s smart trash bins report on what, where, and how much a city of millions throws away.

In smart cities where everything is connected, the data piles up even faster than the garbage.

The Adaptive Network helps digest, analyze, and automate the network in real-time to optimize collection, improve sustainability, and make smart cities a better place to live.

Garbage in, data out.

Ciena’s Adaptive Network makes a smart city even smarter.

Dense urban areas mean more data, more devices, and more sensors that need to connect in real time.

The Adaptive Network delivers the intelligent automation, network analytics, and programmable infrastructure—at scale—needed to turn these complex ecosystems into tomorrow's smartest cities.

The city of the future runs on the Adaptive Network.

 
 
 

The Adaptive Network

Software control and automation

A more open and agile network

As the industry moves toward more software-centric networks that leverage SDN, NFV, and open APIs, true automation becomes more viable. Multi-domain service orchestration and software-defined domain control simplify the end-to-end management and automation of services across multi-layer, multi-vendor, multi-domain hybrid networks. Tight interworking with analytics-driven intelligence provides the basis of a network that is self-healing and self-optimizing.

Analytics and intelligence

Deriving business insights from network big data

We have access to more data about how the network is performing than ever before. And with that real-time data comes the ability to apply analytics and machine learning to accurately predict potential network problems and anticipate trends. When combined with software-defined control, the result leads to closed-loop automation and a self-learning network with the ability to proactively and immediately adapt to your customers' needs.

Programmable infrastructure

An on-demand world requires real-time response

The Adaptive Network uses a packet-optical infrastructure to securely manage a dynamic pool of virtual and physical resources that can be accessed and configured via common, open interfaces. It’s highly instrumented and can export real-time network performance data and scale to meet the demands of applications and services running on top of it.

It’s a Journey

From a single stage to a complete overhaul, Ciena partners closely with our customers at each step. Our Services team thrives on complexity, working side by side with you as we navigate this journey.

Ciena Services

Having co-created some of the most customer-centric networks in the world—with every major service provider, multiple-system operator, and global content network provider, from greenfield to modernization—there’s no environment we can’t transform. As advocates for our customers’ goals, we have an uncanny ability to prepare for unavoidable challenges and tirelessly drive toward your business outcomes.

Our services are designed to be as adaptive as the networks we build. Our Services team becomes part of your team. What makes the journey worth it? Seeing our customers thrive and unleash the incredible possibilities we believe every network holds.

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Learn more about our purpose and promise.

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