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Ciena’s 5144 is a cost-effective router designed to address the requirements for higher capacity and end-to-end disaggregated IP services at the network access, supporting the 4G network evolution, 5G deployments, and next-generation business services. 5144 addresses customers’ key needs, providing greater Segment Routing label stack depth and 1/10GbE ports density in a compact 1RU form factor. The 5144 features a high-capacity 120 Gb/s switching fabric supporting 8 x 1GbE/10GbE SFP+ ports, and 20 x 100MbE/1GbE SFP ports addressing the continued demand for bandwidth and scale at the cell sites and access network.


No. 1

Offers 120 Gb/s of non-blocking switching capacity in a compact device

No. 2

Features low footprint 1RU packaging with: – 8 x 1GbE/10GbE SFP+ ports – 20 x 100MbE/1GbE SFP port

No. 3

Carrier Ethernet, IP routing and SR-MPLS

No. 4

Hardware-assisted routing and switching OAM scaled to deliver services with guaranteed SLA differentiation

No. 5

Secure Zero-Touch Provisioning (SZTP) for rapid, secure, and error-free turn-up of services

No. 6

Built-in RFC 2544 and ITU-T Y.1564 SAT

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  • + Interfaces
    • Ethernet Ports

      • 20 x 1GbE/100MbE SFP ports
      • 8 x 10GbE/1GbE SFP+ ports


      • 1 x USB-C
      • 1 x USB-C Console
      • 1 x RJ45 1pps and Time-of-Day (ToD)
      • 1 x SMB frequency in/out or 1 pps in/out
      • 1 x SMB GNSS antenna
      • 1 x RJ45 Management (MGMT)


      • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging (Q-in-Q) VLAN full S-VLAN range
      • IEEE 802.1D MAC Bridges
      • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (CoS) prioritization IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
      • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
      • IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T via copper SFP IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
      • Layer 2 Control Frame Tunneling
      • Link Aggregation (LAG): Active/Active; Active/ Standby
      • Jumbo frames to 9216 bytes
      • VLAN tunneling (Q-in-Q) for Transparent LAN Services (TLS)

      Carrier Ethernet OAM

      • EVC Ping (IPv4)
      • IEEE 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
      • IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
      • IEEE 802.3ah EFM Link-fault OAM
      • ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring


      • External Timing Interfaces:
        • ITU-T G.703 Frequency in or out (1.544MHz, 2.048MHz, and 10MHz)
        • ITU-T G.703 1pps and ToD in or out
        • Mini-SMB in or out 1pps
        • Integrated GNSS receiver
        • ITU-T G.8262/G.8264 EED option1 and option2
        • G.8273.2 Timing characteristics of telecom boundary clocks and telecom slave clocks, Class C
        • Stratum 3E oscillator
  • + Networking Protocols
    • ISO10598 IS-IS intra-domain routing protocol
    • OSFP Segment Routing extension
    • OSFP TI-LFA Topology Independent Fast Reroute using Segment Routing
    • RFC1195 Use of OSI Is-Is for Routing in TCP/IP and Dual Environments
    • RFC1997 BGP Community Attribute RFC2328 OSPF Version 2
    • BGP Prefix Independent Convergence
    • EVPN FXC draft-ietf-bess-evpn-vpws-fxc-03.txt
    • RFC2698 A Two Rate Three Color Marker
    • RFC2865 Remote Authentication Dial in User Service (RADIUS)
    • RFC3031 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Architecture
    • RFC3032 MPLS label stack encoding
    • RFC3107 Support BGP carry Label for MPLS
    • RFC4271 A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)
    • RFC4360 BGP Extended Communities Attribute
    • RFC4364 BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    • RFC4456 BGP Route Reflection: An Alternative to Full Mesh Internal BGP (IBGP)
    • RFC4632 Classless Inter-domain Routing (CIDR): The Internet Address Assignment and Aggregation Plan
    • RFC4760 Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4
    • RFC4762 Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) Using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) Signaling (HVPLS)
    • RFC5004 Avoid BGP Best Path Transitions from One External to Another
    • RFC5036 LDP Specification
    • RFC5037 Experience with the LDP protocol
    • RFC5301 Dynamic Hostname Exchange Mechanism for IS-IS
    • RFC5302 Domain-Wide Prefix Distribution with Two-Level IS-IS
    • RFC5303 Three-Way Handshake for IS-IS Point-to-Point Adjacencies
    • RFC5309 Point-to-Point Operation over LAN in Link State Routing Protocols
    • RFC5396 Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers
    • RFC5398 Autonomous System (AS) Number Reservation for Documentation Use
    • RFC5492 Capabilities Advertise with BGP-4
    • RFC5561 LDP Capabilities
    • RFC5668 4-Octet AS Specific BGP Extended Community
    • RFC6241 Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)
    • RFC6310 Pseudowire (PW) Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) Message Mapping
    • RFC6793 BGP Support for Four-Octet Autonomous System (AS) Number Space
    • RFC7737 Label Switched Route (LSP) Ping and Traceroute Reply Mode Simplification SR-MPLS TI-LFA Topology Independent Fast
    • Reroute using Segment Routing draft- ietfrtgwg-segment-routing-ti-lfa-03
    • RFC7911 Advertisement of Multiple Paths in BGP RFC8214 Virtual Private Wire Service Support in Ethernet VPN
  • + Network Management
    • Alarm Management and Monitoring Configuration
    • Event and Alarm Notification/Generation Comprehensive Management
    • Via CLI Management
    • Via Netconf/YANG Models
    • gRPC-based Streaming telemetry
    • IPv4 & IPv6 Management Support
    • IPv4 Management ACL (in-band)
    • IPv6 Management ACL (in-band)
    • RFC 2131 DHCP Client
    • RFC 3046 DHCP Relay
    • RFC 5905 NTP Client
    • Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
    • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
    • Secure Zero-Touch Provisioning (SZTP)
    • Software upgrade via FTP, SFTP TACACS + AAA
    • Web GUI
  • + Physical Characteristics
    • Dimensions

      • 17.5" (W) x 9.9" (D) x 1.75" (H)
      • 444mm (W) x 252mm (D) x 44mm (H)


      • AC variant: 11 lbs.; 5.0 kg
      • DC variant: 11 lbs.; 5.0 kg

      Power Requirements

      • DC input: -48 Vdc (nominal)
      • AC input: 100Vac, 240 Vac (nominal)
      • Typical Power Consumption 120W (Estimated)
      • Max Power Consumption 190W (Estimate)

      Standards Compliance

      • Emissions:
        • CISPR 22 Class A
        • CISPR 32 Class A
        • EN 300 386
        • EN 55032
        • FCC Part 15 Class A GR-1089 Issue 6
        • Industry Canada ICES-003 Class A
        • VCCI Class A
        • VCCI Class A


      • RoHS2 Directive (2011/65/EU)
      • WEEE 2002/96/EC

      Operating Temperature

      • -40oF to +149oF (-40oC to +65oC)

      Storage Temperature

      • -40oF to +158oF (-40oC to +70oC)


      • Non-condensing 5% to 90%

      Immunity (EMC)

      • GR-1089 Issue 6
      • CISPR 24


      • ETSI EN 300 132-2
      • ETSI EN 300 132-3


      • ANSI/UL 60950-1 2nd edition 2007
      • CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07
      • EN 60950-1
      • IEC 60825-1 2nd edition (2007)
      • IEC 60825-2 3rd edition (2004)
  • + Service Security
    • Broadcast Containment Egress Port Restriction
    • Hardware-based DOS Attack Prevention Layer 2, 3, 4 Protocol Filtering
    • User Access Rights Local user authorization

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