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Chalk Talk

Technology talk from Ciena's experts

In Chalk Talks, our experts explore some of today's hottest technology topics, like NFV, FlexE and the future of networking. It's a video series you don't want to miss.

Chalk Talk Videos

Video | 4:37

Chalk Talk: Ciena’s 6500 Reconfigurable Line System ...

In this Chalk Talk video, Francis Gagnon, Sr. Advisor Product Line Management, describes how Ciena’s ...

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Video | 5:05

Chalk Talk - WaveRouter, Ciena’s purpose-built coherent ...

Meet Ciena’s purpose-built coherent metro router and hear how our simple, scalable, and sustainable WaveRouter ...

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Video | 4:31

Chalk Talk: Weatherized PON

With powerful new direct outdoor devices, Ciena’s weatherized PON approach fundamentally changes how operators can ...

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Video | 6:00

Chalk Talk - 5G Transport Solutions

5G deployments involve new RAN architectures with major impacts on mobile transport networks. In this ...

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Video | 4:40

Chalk Talk - Universal Aggregation

One network. Welcome to the edge. Ciena’s Universal Aggregation (UA) approach unifies PON, IP, TDM, ...

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Video | 4:32

Chalk Talk - OneConnect

Listen to Gary Swinkels review the technical architecture and advantages of OneConnect.

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Video | 5:58

Chalk Talk - 5171 Platform: Redefining the ...

With powerful new software and hardware capabilities, Ciena’s 5171 puts more capacity closer to where ...

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Video | 5:51

Chalk Talk - Nonlinear Probabilistic Constellation Shaping ...

Wonder about digital signal processing techniques that allow for transport of more data across the ...

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Video | 6:43

Chalk Talk - Migrating Teleprotection to Carrier ...

Teleprotection requires deterministic network performance—something not typically associated with packet networks. However, modern Carrier Ethernet ...

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Video | 5:31

Chalk Talk - Utility Network Modernization With ...

The pressure is on utility companies to modernize their decades-old grids to ensure the continued ...

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Video | 6:19

Chalk Talk - Distributed Network Functions Virtualization ...

Distributed Network Functions Virtualization (D-NFV) is a complete, open, modular solution purpose-built for a distributed ...

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Video | 5:59

Chalk Talk - Ciena’s Manage, Control and ...

MCP supercharges Ciena networks, by providing centralized software control of lifecycle network and service operations, ...

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Video | 9:21

Chalk Talk - WaveLogic 5 Extreme – ...

Watch this interactive video by Helen Xenos, Sr. Director Portfolio Marketing at Ciena, as she ...

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Video | 3:58

Chalk Talk - Throughput-optimized FEC in WaveLogic ...

Wonder about digital signal processing techniques that allow for transport of more data across the ...

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Video | 6:32

Chalk Talk - G.8032 - Ethernet Ring ...

Are you ready to ride the Ethernet bandwidth curve? Marc Holness discusses how Ciena’s solution ...

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Video | 4:49

Chalk Talk - What is Flex Ethernet ...

Sebastien Gareau, Hardware Systems Architect at Ciena, talks about the industry effort to introduce flexibility ...

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Video | 4:18

Chalk Talk - Optical Control Plane

This is used in optical networks to simplify connectivity across the network. Components include discovery ...

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Video | 6:13

Chalk Talk - Speed where you need ...

Getting bandwidth where it is needed is increasingly critical to today's cloud-centric business model. And ...

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Video | 5:22

Chalk Talk - Software-Defined Networks (SDN)

Say goodbye to vendor lock-in. Rob Tomkins discusses how Ciena’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) creates ...

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Video | 2:21

Chalk Talk - Flexible Coherent Architectures

Dave Boertjes provides an overview of Flexible Coherent Architectures.

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Video | 6:07

Chalk Talk - Blue Planet Analytics

The network is a massive interconnection of users, devices, technologies and applications where petabytes of ...

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Video | 3:43

Chalk Talk - WaveLogic 3 Nano

Designed to address the density challenge of introducing 100G coherent into the metro, WaveLogic 3 ...

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Video | 2:18

Chalk Talk - Coherent Optical Technology

John Sitch provides and overview of Coherent Technology.

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Video | 4:32

Chalk Talk - WaveLogic 3 Extreme

Looking for extreme performance from all applications? The WaveLogic 3 Extreme delivers unprecedented capacity and ...

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Video | 8:08

Chalk Talk – Changing the Submarine Networking ...

Back in 2013, Ciena introduced a sea change in network architectures that changed how end-to-end ...

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Video | 5:21

Chalk Talk - Liquid Spectrum

Ciena's Liquid Spectrum™ is redefining optical for an on-demand world. Our photonics expert David Boertjes ...

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Video | 4:44

Chalk Talk - WaveLogic Ai

Joe Shapiro, Director, Product Line Management, explains how Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai coherent technology introduces a ...

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Video | 6:36

Chalk Talk - TDM-to-Packets

Thirty-year-old Time Division Multiplexing (TDM technology) is no longer state of the art. And running ...

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Video | 5:24

Chalk Talk - Waveserver Ai

Capacity with minimal footprint. Power efficiency. Ease of use. You told us your requirements for ...

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Video | 6:33

Chalk Talk - Ciena’s Waveserver 5 compact ...

Get more 100GE/400GE at any distance. In this video, Joe Shapiro, Sr. Director PLM, introduces ...

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Video | 6:00

Chalk Talk - Adaptive IP

Ciena’s Adaptive IP™. IP Delivered Differently.There’s a new way to modernize and expand your IP-based ...

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Video | 5:18

Chalk Talk - Fiber Deep

Cable operators are pushing fiber closer to customers to provide better services. In this Chalk ...

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Video | 6:45

Chalk Talk - The Future of Networks ...

Ciena CTO Steve Alexander provides his insights into the future direction of critical communications networks ...

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Video | 5:39

Chalk Talk - Coherent Select

Bandwidth demands are exploding and networks must evolve. Ciena's WaveLogic Photonics Coherent Select is the ...

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Video | 4:51

Chalk Talk - WaveLogic 5 Extreme

Joe Shapiro, Senior Director, Product Line Management, explains how Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme provides tunable ...

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Video | 2:15

Chalk Talk - Coherent Optical Cycle Slips ...

Cycle slips can spell trouble for service providers. If a coherent system is not designed ...

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Video | 6:45

Chalk Talk - Small Cell

The number of new users being added to mobile networks is astounding—and they're more data-hungry ...

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Video | 4:31

Chalk Talk - WaveLogic 5 Nano 100G-400G ...

Joe Shapiro, Sr. Director Product Line Management, describes how the role of coherent technology is ...

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Video | 1:27

Chalk Talk - Soft Forward Error Correction ...

Soft Forward Error Correction provides the best performance for your network because it gives higher ...

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Video | 5:02

Chalk Talk - WaveLogic 3

Are you still providing 1st-generation solutions to 3rd-generation problems? Joe Berthold discusses how Ciena’s new ...

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Video | 3:25

Chalk Talk - Terabit

Ready for the future of networking? Modern networks anticipate a 1 Tb/s channel capacity, which ...

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Video | 5:22

Chalk Talk - Optical Transport Network (OTN) ...

Loudon Blair provides an overview of the Optical Transport Network (OTN).

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Video | 5:03

Chalk Talk - MPLS-TP

Non-congruent paths can be devastating when data needs to be diverted to another path. Bashar ...

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