Rethought, redesigned, redefined.
Because you asked.

You asked for a different way to build a converged metro network. One with the operational simplicity, scalability, and sustainability your business and network operations require. We heard you.

Introducing WaveRouterTM. An industry-first breakthrough from legacy constraints—a reimagined routing platform architected for the converged metro. With WaveRouter, you can start realizing the benefits of a coherent routing approach in your metro network from day one.

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Reach your sustainability goals

See how WaveRouter’s breakthrough design addresses your space, power, cooling, and scale requirements so your business can meet its sustainability objectives.

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Scale and evolve with a flexible platform architecture

How do you scale your metro to meet today’s demands—and prepare for what’s ahead? Hear how WaveRouter’s extensible and flexible converged architecture helps you easily scale routing, optical, and compute functions to meet evolving network requirements.

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Simplify converged network operations

Find out how we can help simplify your operations to improve your metro network resource utilization.

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What is metro routing done differently?

Converging the metro requires a new platform architecture design that delivers greater scale, operational simplicity, and sustainability.


WaveRouter—designed for metro convergence

Learn how WaveRouter allows operators to address the growing demands placed on the metro—today and in the future.


WaveRouter: Optimally designed for the converged metro

A unique, industry-first platform architecture, WaveRouter packages a new routing platform design with industry-leading optics and unified multi-layer control to achieve greater scale, simplicity, and sustainability in the metro.

Omdia White Paper

Redefining Metro Networks for Scale, Simplicity, and Sustainability

Broadband, enterprise, and cloud traffic drive the need for disaggregation and 100/200/400G everywhere. This paper explores the evolution of metro platform architecture to hybrid-DDC chassis with integrated coherent optics.


MCP—simplifying converged metro operations

WaveRouter, deployed with Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP), gives operators the ability to converge and streamline IP and optical operations based on a holistic, unified view of the converged metro architecture.