Over the past decade, network providers have been using coherent technology to increase traffic-carrying capacity by orders of magnitude over existing fiber assets. The migration to the cloud, the popularity of OTT content, 5G, and an increasing dependency on on-demand, low-latency connectivity have led to an inflection point where network providers are now evaluating innovative approaches to elevate their customers’ experiences. These initiatives, in turn, are generating new and divergent requirements for coherent optical solutions beyond the need to scale efficiently for bandwidth growth. As the leader in coherent optical solutions, Ciena is introducing disruptive coherent technology that will uniquely address these divergent requirements and help customers overcome today’s business challenges to realize more scalable networks that can readily adapt to change.