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Own the edge

Build it once.
Sell it three times.

Unlock revenue potential and maximize your opportunities

Ever-increasing bandwidth demands have made access network upgrades an urgent priority. But how can you upgrade while also containing costs, maximizing efficiency, and unlocking future revenue streams? The answer is to use a single, highly efficient architecture that can deliver multiple services simultaneously.

Ciena’s Universal Aggregation (UA) solution introduces a new PON architecture by aggregating and delivering traffic across residential broadband, business Ethernet, and mobile networks (4G/5G) on a single platform. This single access architecture, in effect, enables you to build once and sell services three times.


One PON to rule them all?

High-capacity aggregation for every connectivity scenario.



Next-Gen Metro and Edge Global Connectivity Use Cases

Aggregation and converged connectivity—bridging the digital divide.

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High-capacity Aggregation Opens New PON Possibilities

Single highly efficiency platform yields greater revenue and resiliency.

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Build it once, sell it three times

Feeling the pressure?

Market dynamics are putting new pressure across metro and edge networks, driving the need to evolve these architectures to meet end-user demands. From metro and edge cloud, through business, mobile and residential, learn how Ciena can help you transform your network and own the edge.


Build networks for life

It's time for connection without compromise. Residential broadband for all.

Coherent Routing

Taking IP/Optical Convergence to the next level

Routing and Switching Platforms

Ciena's Routing and Switching solutions combine intelligent devices and software to create the infrastructure necessary to transform your network.

Explore our Own the Edge series

Through these discussions and blogs, you'll learn how to capitalize on new revenue opportunities and deliver compelling end-customer experiences.

Webinar Series

ABI and Ciena share trends impacting the network edge
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ABI and Ciena discuss use cases on 5G
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ABI and Ciena define the edge in Edge Cloud
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ABI and Ciena explore the elements of the multi-service edge
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Analysys Mason and Ciena discuss how to win at the edge
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Omdia and Ciena determine how to unify PON at the Edge
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Samsung, Analysys Mason and Ciena examine xHaul Networks
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American Tower discusses wireless innovations for private 5G, the edge and more

Blog Series – Read More

ABI research explains 5G network complexity drivers
ABI Research discusses varying edge locations on the “edge continuum”
ABI research shares why a universal network is necessary
Ciena describes how to use the adaptive network approach to 5G
Analysys Mason frames how to create a winning network at the edge
Omdia explains the future of PON at the edge
Analysys Mason describes the need for a new approach to Xhaul
Ciena describes how to embrace open, scalable, and automated networks
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