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The Adaptive Network

Achieve dynamic scalability by utilizing unused network margin

with Liquid Spectrum

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In today’s constantly changing, on-demand world, the network still needs to scale for massive capacity growth. But it also needs to be more agile and programmable than ever before to better respond and handle unpredictable traffic requirements.

Optical networks have been historically built to operate in a static mode of operation, where change in connectivity patterns and new capacity requests translate into new hardware, along with lengthy, manual wavelength planning and deployment cycles. 

Taking an Adaptive Network approach

As part of Ciena’s Adaptive Network vision, our Liquid Spectrum™ solution  enables operators to change the way their optical networks are engineered, operated, and monetized. Liquid Spectrum leverages Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) software, WaveLogic™ tunable coherent optics, and reconfigurable photonic layer to help operators scale their networks and ensure the ideal amount of bandwidth is used at any given time.

Open interfaces for high-performance telemetry are applied at both the software and hardware level, giving operators greater choice in their architecture implementation. Complemented by Ciena’s professional services, we ensure the deployment of the Liquid Spectrum solution within any operating environment and the ongoing optimization of the network’s performance.



Liquid Spectrum allows operators to monitor and mine all available network assets to instantly scale to new bandwidth demands and allocate capacity across any path in real time, achieving the following key benefits:

  • Deliver a differentiated customer experience
  • Extract more value from deployed network resources
  • Simplify and streamline how optical networks are designed, built and operated
  • Increase network efficiency by closely matching L0 channel capacity with available system margin 
  • Achieve new levels of network visibility to improve performance

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