New users, applications, and surging content are creating an explosion in demand for connectivity.
Networks must quickly evolve and become more open, automated, and simple. It’s the only way to capitalize on new revenue opportunities and deliver a compelling end-customer experience.
Together we can build smarter, faster, more scalable networks to transform your reach and performance. Discover how.
Customer Success Stories
Telefónica Deutschland’s evolution to an open, software-defined network with Blue Planet Software
To meet future 5G demands and enable use cases like network slicing, Telefónica Deutschland sought to move to an open, automated network that enabled them to reduce costs, avoid vendor lock-in, and better serve its customers.
How Interxion is growing its data centre operations with scalable, agile DCI networks
When Interxion decided to expand its operations in Marseille, real-estate and power constraints led the company to build a second data centre four kilometres from the original site, and connect the two facilities with a super-fast Data Centre Interconnect (DCI) network. This allowed Interxion to create a single virtualized data centre campus, giving its clients light-speed access to subsea cables, platforms, connectivity providers and other partners at both sites.
Ciena tunes up first 800G network in Europe for Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
Working with Ciena, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier is laying claim to the first European 800G transmission, which connected its data centers in Vienna. The 800 Gbps transmission was successfully validated for stability and error rates in a live environment.
T-Mobile Polska Launches Long-Haul 400GbE Service With Ciena
Leveraging Ciena’s technology, T‑Mobile Polska will offer a new long-distance 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400GbE) service to its enterprise, content provider, and wholesale customers, to address exponential traffic growth brought on by omnipresent remote work, learning, and entertainment.
Generating Advanced Connectivity for the Israel Electric Corporation
Utilities like IEC must support high bandwidth, secure connectivity across long distances between data centers and users for their critical data. To address this, IEC will utilize Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to power a 100G DWDM OTN-switched core network combined with OTN and photonic control planes to significantly improve the capacity and resiliency of the network.
Iliad brings first 800G to France and Italy
The demands placed on today’s network providers can be daunting. Iliad, an innovative telco serving 43 million subscribers across France, Italy and Poland and the inventor of the world’s first triple-play box, knows this firsthand. They want to provide their customers with the best user experience, support new services with unpredictable and growing bandwidth demands – all at a low cost.
- Telefónica Deutschland’s evolution to an open, software-defined network with Blue Planet Software
- How Interxion is growing its data centre operations with scalable, agile DCI networks
- Ciena tunes up first 800G network in Europe for Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
- T-Mobile Polska Launches Long-Haul 400GbE Service With Ciena
- Generating Advanced Connectivity for the Israel Electric Corporation
- Iliad brings first 800G to France and Italy
Featured technology and services
Waveserver® family and 6500 RLS
Get more 100GE/400GE at any distance. In this video, Joe Shapiro, Sr. Director PLM, introduces the Waveserver 5 platform built to solve network scalability challenges
Waveserver 5 compact interconnect platform, optimized for 100GbE and 400GbE applications, provides the industry’s highest capacity and lowest cost per bit for any distance.
Waveserver Ai: Stackable interconnect platform purpose-built for high capacity, high density and low power applications such as data center interconnect
The 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS) is a compact, simple-to-deploy, photonic layer solution that improves scalability, reduces footprint, and offers more flexibility and programmability. It provides highly dense ROADM and amplifier configurations.
Automation is crucial for meeting customer expectations. But operational silos and data fragmentation mean you lack the clear visibility needed to automate operations. Discover how, by synchronizing inventory and network data, you can reveal a clear path to automation
Ciena’s CTO Steve Alexander discusses key trends that will shape the industry in 2020 and beyond including, 5G, edge computing, and AI.
Ciena’s CTO Steve Alexander discusses key trends shaping networks in 2020 and beyond, including 5G, edge computing, and AI.
As legacy TDM networks reach end-of-life status, coupled with support personnel becoming increasingly scarce, service providers are seeking innovative ways to continue supporting legacy TDM and modern packet services.
Improved visibility. Automated processes. And increased network capacity and service availability from any given WDM investment. These are the benefits of leveraging Ciena’s Liquid Spectrum™.
For all the “agile” innovation over the last decade, today's optical networks are still predominantly static. This changes with Ciena's Liquid Spectrum.
What do FlexO and programmable coherent technology have to do with next-gen networks? Find out in this interactive guide.
Building a programmable SDN-based network with Ciena's Blue Planet Platform is helping Windstream to simplify operations. This case study provides: an overview of Windstream's network automation project and an assessment of the key business drivers,
Did you know that Ciena has shipped more than 25,000 800G modems to 140 unique operators around the world? How is this transforming networks and the services delivered? Join Ciena’s Helen Xenos as she takes you on a tour around the world to get a peek at the impacts already being realized.
Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme helps network providers modernize their networks to maintain the rapid innovation that delivers the services customers crave.
Data Center Interconnect (DCI) plays a critical role in meeting the explosion of data and non-stop demand for cloud-based services.
The world’s leading companies rely on Ciena
Ciena delivers best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships. Our solutions are deployed in more than 1,700 customer networks worldwide. We support 85 percent of the world’s largest communications service providers, as well as regional service providers, submarine network operators, data and cloud operators, enterprises, public sector, and all levels of education. We work more than 1,300 of the world’s largest, most complex networks.
Sample customers include Vodafone, Colt, British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Telia, Interxion, Equinix, Amazon.Learn more