Enterprise and residential market dynamics, 5G, and the cloud are driving new applications—and creating new revenue opportunities for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). But these emerging use cases are also creating challenges: new traffic patterns, the move to virtualized and distributed applications, and the need for higher bandwidth and lower latency connectivity to end-users. IP/Optical convergence can play a key role in helping CSPs address these, but where does the path to architecture evolution begin? For every CSP, the journey is unique. With Ciena’s solutions, CSPs can start—and build—from their existing networks to evolve to a more streamlined, programmatic infrastructure that can serve as the foundation for innovation in the distributed services and content era.

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