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Data Sheets

Transparent SONET/SDH over Packet Transceivers

With many network operators transforming their networks to Ethernet and IP/MPLS transport, TDM over packet emerges as a key enabl ...

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eBooks

Delivering American‑made broadband solutions: Pla ...

Broadband is a necessity for the way we live, work, and play, which is why high-speed connectivity for everyone is so vital for t ...

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Data Sheets

USB-C to DB26 Adapter Module

Ciena’s USB-C to DB26 Adapter Module enables customers to connect their dry-contact alarm systems that have a DB26 interface to n ...

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Articles

More choices to converge your network: Introducin ...

The WaveRouter family is getting bigger, by going smaller. Ciena’s Joe Marsella explains how you can now get the benefits of Wave ...

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Leveraging the right experts to capitalize on bre ...

Ciena’s new WaveRouter is pure ‘clean-sheet’ thinking, purpose built, and carves out a new role in the network. Learn how you can ...

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Articles

Entering the promised land of IP and optical conv ...

Heavy Reading’s Sterling Perrin talks about the new era of IP and optical convergence. What is different this time around? And ho ...

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Infobriefs

Paving the Way for 25GS-PON

Passive optical networks (PONs) have evolved significantly over the years to meet the escalating demand for bandwidth and perform ...

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Articles

WaveRouter: Three examples of metro routing done ...

Ciena’s Nicola Benvenuti details just a few of the business case examples this unique, purpose-built platform architecture suppor ...

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Infobriefs

How can Services make your WaveRouter deployment ...

Adding Ciena Services to your team along with a little added cost now will help you fully realize the benefits of this radically ...

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Data Sheets

vBNG Operations Manager

Ciena’s Operations Manager for the virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG) is built on the philosophy that launching a network i ...

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Articles

The transformation of PON

Ciena’s Wayne Hickey explains the transformation of PON and fills in the blanks to help guide you to which PON is the right PON f ...

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Articles

When it comes to 5G, the only path that matters i ...

The closed and inflexible mobile networks of the past are no longer welcome. Find out how Ciena is helping customers benefit from ...

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Case Studies

Minimizing energy consumption to reduce costs and ...

With huge rises in energy costs globally, operators are under intense pressure to minimize the cost-per-bit transported to protec ...

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Articles

Ciena's vBNG deep dive: Unleashing broadband serv ...

In this technical deep dive, Ciena’s Chuck Harris explains how the architectural constructs of Ciena’s virtual Broadband Network ...

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Articles

Deploying coherent plugs – is there more to the s ...

Looking for a reasonable approach to getting started deploying coherent pluggables? Ciena’s Tim Pearson provides the final two st ...

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Articles

How to build a sustainable, next-generation broad ...

Broadband is now everywhere, so cost-effective and sustainable network rollouts are a non-negotiable requirement. The good news i ...

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Articles

Keep it simple – debating coherent plugs versus t ...

Coherent Routing is a hot topic in the industry due to the promise of greater scalability, flexibility, and sustainability in the ...

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Videos

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

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

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Articles

Infusing sustainability into networks at every to ...

Networks across the globe are enabling so much good for our society. As operators continue to invest to meet these growing demand ...

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Articles

Metro routing done differently: Unveiling Ciena’s ...

You asked for a different way to build a converged metro network, and we listened. Meet WaveRouter, a reimagined routing platform ...

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White Papers

Ciena’s Coherent Routing Paves the Way for True I ...

Ciena is completely transforming coherent routing by introducing WaveRouter, a new platform architecture built on an open purpose ...

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White Papers

Redefining Metro Networks for Scale, Simplicity, ...

This paper by Omdia explores the evolution of metro platform architecture to hybrid-DDC chassis with integrated coherent optics.

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