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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fourth Generation 100GbE is the real deal. How we ...

Ciena’s Ivana Lemos explains how with Ciena’s new 8140 Coherent Metro Router you can meet new 100GbE requirements and satisfy you ...

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Ciena's disruptive broadband access architecture

A disruptive broadband access market demands an entirely different solution – a disruptive network architecture. Ciena's Joe Mars ...

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MCP is an Intelligent Network Controller. What do ...

What is an Intelligent Network Controller? Ciena’s Tim Pearson explains the real value that lies behind this new term.

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Want to take your IP network to new heights? Look ...

It is no longer a question of if people want a new way to build their IP networks, but how. Ciena’s Joe Marsella explains how the ...

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Coherent Routing: A rapid evolution to IP/Optical ...

There’s way more to IP/Optical convergence than just a plug in a router. Scott McFeely Ciena’s SVP of Global Products & Services ...

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With big edge densification comes big metro respo ...

Ciena’s 8100 family is expanding in a big way by adding the 8190 for higher capacity aggregation. Ivana Lemos explains how you ca ...

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Bridging the digital divide with Weatherized PON

Introducing Ciena’s Weatherized PON approach, bringing direct outdoor devices to converged access and enabling deployments in som ...

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Segment Routing on the rise, survey says

There’s no question that Segment Routing MPLS (SR-MPLS) has surged in recent years. But what percentage of operators are deployin ...

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100G everywhere in the access

With Ciena’s new 5132 Router we will bring 100Gb/s service, demarcation, and coherent access to the business and wholesale enviro ...

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A practical vision for rolling out 5G networks

When a leading global service provider was looking to roll out its 5G network infrastructure, a next-gen cell-site router was a k ...

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Is your metro network architecture ready to scale ...

Ciena’s 8114 Coherent Aggregation Router, the newest member of the 8100 family, brings providers more capacity for dedicated and ...

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The future of PON at the edge

Omdia analyst Julie Kunstler on why PON’s role is expanding beyond traditional residential deployments to support convergence nee ...

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