Why GeoMesh Extreme?
Why are customers turning to GeoMesh Extreme?
Service providers that utilize submarine networks face some daunting challenges: How can you keep up with voracious global bandwidth growth? How can you protect multiple terabits of critical traffic and avoid outages arising from inevitable network faults? And how can you safeguard your revenues and margins while combating ongoing price erosion?
Submarine networks are critical infrastructure to service providers and their end-customers, both man and machine. Over 99 percent of the world’s intercontinental electronic communications traffic is carried over submarine cables. And every day, these cables carry over US$10 trillion in transactions. This is the very definition of critical infrastructure. These pressures show no signs of easing. In fact, bandwidth consumption will grow at more than 40 percent CAGR over the next few years in all submarine corridors.
Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme solution can help you overcome these challenges. It offers four categories of components that can be mixed and matched to address your specific business needs.
- Optical: Submarine WaveLogicTM Ai; WaveLogic 5 Extreme; Liquid SpectrumTM; Waveserver ® Ai; Waveserver 5, 6500 Family of Packet-Optical Platforms
- Switching: 5430 Packet-Optical Platform; 6500 Family; 8180 Coherent Networking Platform; 8700 Packetwave® Platform; intelligent control plane
- Management: OneControl Unified Management System; Manage, Control, and Plan (MCP); Blue Planet® automation software
- Services: Ciena Services and Blue Planet Services
Why is GeoMesh Extreme important?
GeoMesh Extreme offers cable operators a unique PoP-to-PoP network architecture that seamlessly interconnects terrestrial, submarine, and cloud networks. GeoMesh Extreme incorporates cloud technologies, such as data-driven analytics and machine learning, into terrestrial and submarine networks. This allows operators to uncover inevitable network faults before they occur and make proactive, actionable decisions.
In addition, GeoMesh Extreme pulls together a number of Ciena Services and Blue Planet Services to assist you in owning and operating end-to-end networks.
SLA Portal, which features transparent visualization of service performance, can result in dramatically improved customer satisfaction and retention. Customers use the portal to automatically diagnose network service health and verify SLA performance assurance.
PinPoint C-OTDR provides visibility into the performance of multiple segments and systems of the submerged plant and enables remote access to C-OTDRs in various sites from a centralized NOC/datacenter.
Managed Services supports and extends a customer’s business. From our own NOC facilities, our professionals can help manage network infrastructure, provision bandwidth growth, and minimize network downtime that impacts critical business processes.
Network Health has data-driven analytics capabilities so you can utilize machine learning-based analytics to identify and address network issues before they occur.
Topology Discovery lets you understand actual network connectivity, stitch circuits, and identify stranded bandwidth so you can maximize network capacity.
Alarm Correlation identifies, groups, and correlates alarms to reduce the number of issues to investigate and time spent troubleshooting.
We have a proven track record for revolutionizing how overland and oversea end-to-end networks are designed, deployed, and maintained.
When Ciena unleashed GeoMesh in 2013, we trailblazed PoP-to-PoP networking that erased traditional, costly, and overly complex submarine-to-terrestrial network demarcation points. When we formed a partnership alliance with TE SubCom to deliver enhanced open submarine cable networks a few years later, we gave operators a flexible turnkey option for an end-to-end connectivity solution. Now, we’re pushing our ground-breaking architecture to the extreme—again.
GeoMesh Extreme takes a giant leap forward with a number of technology enhancements and new offerings, including WaveLogic 5, Ciena’s MCP, Blue Planet Analytics, packet switching, Ciena Services, and Blue Planet Services. With this enhanced and open submarine network solution, cable operators can mix-and-match any components they desire—enabling broader choice and truly Open Cables.
With Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme, you’ll optimize and monetize assets by building a simpler network to your precise business needs, from end-to-end. As global bandwidth continues to grow, you’ll be able to protect multiple terabits of traffic and avoid outages that come from inevitable network faults. Plus, you’ll safeguard revenues and margins by combating ongoing price erosion.
GeoMesh Extreme gives cable operators an open toolset to enable crafting custom solutions tailored to the specific business needs of your customers.