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Evolve your metro network

Modernize. Simplify. Automate. Succeed.

Customers are evolving. It’s time to evolve your network to align to changing customer needs.
What does the network of the future really look like? It’s time to find out…

Future-proof networking is a common term in the industry, but what does it really mean?

Let’s face it. Legacy network designs are inefficient and inflexible. This makes launching new services and cost optimization more difficult as you increase scale and complexity to meet growing customer demands.

The networks of the future will help overcome the entire gamut of legacy network challenges. The question is—what exactly does a future-ready network look like?

At Ciena, we think there are five key requirements for truly future-ready networking. They can all be delivered today with the right network technologies and skillsets.

Next-generation metro networks

Reduce network footprint. Lower operating costs. Create a simpler network architecture. Make the network easier to deploy, manage, and monitor.

How to Evolve Metro Networks for the Cloud and 5G

Traditional telecom Service Providers (SPs) continue to face an increasing profitability challenge, as they tackle the deluge of on-demand content consumed by both businesses and consumers alike while trying to maintain a superior customer experience. Coupled with the emergence of IoT and the expected bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive applications, such as self-driving vehicles or virtual/augmented reality applications, it’s recognized that SPs need to rethink previously tried-and-true methods to architect their networks. There’s much they can learn from how data centres are built and operated today.

Preparing networks for the high bandwidth future – today

Expanding existing legacy networks to meet increasing demands isn’t sustainable.

It’s time to disrupt the status quo in order to deliver the next generation of bandwidth-hungry services.

Converged IP and Ethernet aggregation networks evolve the IP layer and leverage the advantages of high-bandwidth, flexible Ethernet. Converging disaggregated IP and Ethernet allows the network to scale quickly—on-demand—to support constantly growing traffic volumes.

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What is the Adaptive Network?

The Adaptive Network is a new approach that expands on autonomous networking concepts to transform the static network into a dynamic, programmable environment driven by analytics and intelligence.

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