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One network. Welcome to the edge.

Ciena’s Universal Aggregation solution unifies your network and multiplies your opportunities

Working with some of the world’s leading service providers and cable MSOs means we understand multi-layer networks and what it takes to master the edge. Whether you’re providing enterprise or residential services, you want to protect your network investment, and prepare your network for anything. Operators need a converged network approach to achieve these goals. Ciena’s Universal Aggregation (UA) solution enables aggregation of traffic from TDM, IP, and Ethernet services using dedicated and shared fiber on the same, cost-effective routing and switching platform.

Diagram showing Ciena's Universal Aggregation

One network. Unlimited opportunities.

Unify your TDM, IP, and Ethernet services onto one  converged network, and watch your business opportunities and revenue multiply.

Universal Aggregation content spotlight

Maximizing the Edge with 10G PON

The network edge is where content lives, and for operators, it’s where successful business outcomes are determined.

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Expand Your Last Mile with 10G PON

Ciena puts network operators in control of their own destiny by enabling choice with a broad selection of purpose-built PON desktops and flexible pluggables.

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Does Universal Aggregation hold the skeleton key?

Network operators spend billions every year on CAPEX; most going toward fibering the metro edge. Their goal? Provide an increasingly better user experience.

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For service providers

Service providers need more efficient network scaling or a simplified IP architecture to monetize differentiated and wholesale service offerings. The value of Universal Aggregation is simple – choice! The choice of not having to build different access networks for different services and generate revenue.

Unify your network. Multiply your revenue.

For wholesale network operators

As operators continue to evolve their networks to 5G, there are a number of potential risks if they don’t address infrastructure sprawl, scale, and complexity. Operators are looking to Universal Aggregation solutions to solve their business challenges with the right speeds, feeds, and routing capabilities to support traffic from multiple service types.

Get more choice and control from your network.

For cable MSOs

Instead of building siloed, standalone architectures to support different types of services, cable operators can now bring more value to their networks by supporting concurrent PON, IP, TDM, and Ethernet services on the same Ciena aggregation platform using Universal Aggregation.

The Foundation of Ciena’s Universal Aggregation solution

Routing and switching platforms

Leveraging our advanced routing and switching platforms, our converged networking approach enables the aggregation of traffic from TDM, IP, and Ethernet service using dedicated and shared fiber on the same cost-effective routing and switching platform.

Network automation software

Simplify your 10G PON network with PON OAM network and service management software, embedded in Ciena’s Service Aware Operating Software (SAOS).

Ciena Services

We partner with you to accelerate and minimize the risk of your network transformation. Having built the largest and most complex networks in the world, our teams use advanced tools and real-world-proven best practices to work with you every step of the way.

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