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Ciena’s 5169 Router is purpose-built for next-generation broadband and 5G networks. With 1/10/25GbE to 100/200GbE aggregation, the 100GbE-optimized 5169 supports both hard (FlexEthernet or FlexE) and soft (Segment Routing or SR) network slicing. The 5169 is the ideal platform to simplify and de-risk the unique 4G-to-5G journeys of mobile and wholesale operators, while equally capable of sitting Top of Rack (ToR) for subtended micro–Optical Line Terminal (uOLT) applications.


No. 1

Temperature hardened (-40°C to +65°C) for temperature-challenged or space-constrained locations

No. 2

4 x 100/200GbE, 8 x 100GbE, and 4 x 1/10/25GbE fixed ports

No. 3

L1/L2/L3 low latency switching

No. 4

Service isolation using FlexE

No. 5

IP routing, SR-MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, and SRv6 ready

No. 6

Routing and switching OAM scaled to deliver 25GbE services with guaranteed SLA differentiation


  • + Interfaces
    • Ethernet Ports

      • 4 x 1GbE/10GbE/25GbE SFP28 ports
      • 8 x 100GbE QSFP28 ports
      • 4 x 100GbE/200GbE QSFP28/QSFP56 ports
        • OIF FlexE Implementation Agreement v1.1 and v2.0


      • 1 x USB-C Off-switch memory
      • 1 x USB-C Console
      • 1 x RJ45 Time-of-Day (ToD + 1PPS in/out)
      • 1 x SMB Phase input (1 pps or 10MHz in/out)
      • 1 x SMB GNSS antenna
      • 1 x RJ45 Management (MGMT)
  • + Ethernet
    • EEE 802.1D MAC Bridges
    • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (CoS) prioritization
    • IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
    • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging (Q-in-Q) VLAN full S-VLAN range
    • VLAN tunneling (Q-in-Q) for Transparent LAN Services (TLS)
    • Layer 2 Control-frame Tunneling
    • EEE 802.1ax Link Aggregation (LAG): Active/ Active; Active/Standby
    • EEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
    • Jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes
    • VLAN tunneling (Q-in-Q) for Transparent LAN Services (TLS)
    • EEE 802.3-2018 IEEE Standard for Ethernet and supporting following rates
      • IEEE 802.3z-1998 Gigabit Ethernet
      • IEEE 802.3ab-1999 1000 Base-T via copper SFP
      • IEEE 802.3ae-2002 10 Gb/s
      • IEEE 802.3ba-2010 100 Gb/s
      • IEEE 802.3by-2016 25 Gb/s
      • IEEE 802.3bs-2017 200 Gb/s
  • + Carrier Ethernet OAM
    • EVC Ping (IPv4)
    • IEEE 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
    • EEE 802.1ag-2007 Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
    • IEEE 802.3ah-2004 EFM Link-fault OAM
    • ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring
  • + Synchronization
    • External Timing Interfaces
    • ITU-T G.703 Frequency in or out (10 MHz)
    • ITU-T G.703 1pps and ToD in or out Integrated GNSS receiver
    • ITU-T G.8262/G.8264 EED option1 and option2
    • ITU-T G.8275.1 full timing support T-GM, T-BC and T-TSC
    • G.8275.2 clock, Class C
    • G.8275.2 Telecom Profile
    • Stratum 3E oscillator
  • + Networking Protocols
    • ISO10598 IS-IS intra-domain routing protocol
    • OSPF SR extension
    • OSPF TI-LFA Topology Independent Fast Reroute using SR
    • RFC1195 Use of OSI Is-Is for Routing in TCP/IP and Dual Environments
    • RFC1997 BGP Community Attribute
    • RFC2328 OSPF Version 2
    • RFC2698 A Two-Rate Three-Color Marker
    • RFC2865 Remote Authentication Dial in User Service (RADIUS)
    • RFC3031 MPLS Architecture
    • RFC3032 MPLS label stack encoding
    • RFC3107 Support BGP carry Label for MPLS
    • RFC3630 Traffic Engineering (TE) extensions to OSPF Version 2
    • RFC4271 A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)
    • RFC4360 BGP Extended Communities Attribute
    • RFC4364 BGP/MPLS IP VPNs
    • RFC4456 BGP Route Reflection: An Alternative to Full-Mesh Internal BGP (IBGP)
    • RFC4448 Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks (PW over MPLS)
    • RFC4577 OSPF as the Provider/Customer Edge Protocol for BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) BGP Prefix Independent Convergence EVPN FXC draft-ietf-bessevpn-vpwsfxc-03.txt
    • RFC4632 Classless Inter-domain Routing (CIDR): The Internet Address Assignment and Aggregation Plan
    • RFC4664 Framework of L2VPN (VPLS/VPWS)
    • RFC4665 Service Requirement of L2 VPN
    • RFC4760 Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4
    • RFC4762 VPLS Using LDP Signaling (HVPLS)
    • 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
    • RFC5004 Avoid BGP Best Path Transitions from One External to Another
    • RFC5309 Point-to-Point Operation over LAN in Link-State Routing Protocols
    • RFC5036 LDP Specification
    • RFC5037 Experience with the LDP protocol
    • RFC5654 MPLS Transport Profile (TP)
    • RFC5396 Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers
    • RFC5398 AS Number Reservation for Documentation Use
    • RFC5492 Capabilities Advertise with BGP-4
    • RFC5561 LDP Capabilities
    • RFC5668 4-Octet AS Specific BGP Extended Community
    • RFC5880 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
    • RFC5881 BFD for IPv4 and IPv6 (Single Hop)
    • RFC5883 BFD for Multihop Paths
    • RFC5884 BFD for MPLS LSPs
    • RFC6073 Segmented Pseudowire
    • RFC6241 Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)
    • RFC6310 Pseudowire (PW) OAM Message Mapping
    • RFC6391 Flow-Aware Transport of Pseudowires over an MPLS Packet Switched Network
    • RFC6426 MPLS On-Demand Connectivity Verification and Route Tracing
    • RFC6478 Pseudowire Status for Static Pseudowires
    • RFC6793 BGP Support for Four-Octet AS Number Space
    • RFC7432 EVPN Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS)/VPLS
    • RFC7737 Label Switched Route (LSR) Ping and Traceroute Reply Mode Simplification
    • RFC7769 Media Access Control (MAC) Address Withdrawal over Static Pseudowire
    • RFC7911 Advertisement of Multiple Paths in BGP
    • RFC8029 Detecting MPLS Data-Plane Failures
    • RFC8214 VPWS Support in Ethernet VPN SR-MPLS TI-LFA Topology Independent Fast Reroute using SR draftietfrtgwg-segmentrouting-ti-lfa-03
    • RFC 8287 Label Switched Path (LSP) Ping/ Traceroute for SR
    • RFC 8469 Ethernet Control Word
  • + 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 and IPv6 Management Support
    • IPv4 Management ACL (in-band)
    • IPv6 Management ACL (in-band)
    • RFC 2131 DHCP Client
    • RFC 3315 DHCPv6 Client
    • RFC 6614 RadSec Client
    • RFC 5425 Syslog over TLS
    • SNMPv2 Trap
    • SNMPv2 GET
    • RFC 3046 DHCP Relay
    • RFC 5905 NTP Client
    • Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
    • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
    • RFC 8572 SZTP
    • Software upgrade via FTP, SFTP
    • Syslog Accounting
    • TACACS + AAA
    • Web GUI
  • + Physical Characteristics
    • Dimensions

      • 17.36"(W) x 9.96"(D) x 1.73"(H)
      • 441mm (W) x 253mm (D) x 44mm (H)


      • AC variant: 11.2 lbs; 5.2 kg
      • DC variant: 11.2 lbs; 5.2 kg


      • DC input: -48 Vdc (nominal)
      • AC input: 100Vac, 240 Vac (nominal)
      • ETSI EN 300 132-2
      • ETSI EN 300 132-3
  • + Standards Compliance (EMC)
    • Emissions and Immunity
      • CISPR 24 Class A
      • CISPR 32 Class A
      • CISPR 35 Class A
      • ETSI EN 300 386
      • ETSI EN 301 489-1
      • ETSI EN 301 489-19
      • ETSI EN 303 413
      • ETSI EN 55032
      • ETSI EN 55035
      • GR-1089 Issue 6
      • FCC Part 15 Subpart B, Class A
      • Industry Canada ICES-003 Class A
      • VCCI Class A
    • Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS)
      • LEVEL 3 certification
      • GR-63 Issue 5
  • + Safety
    • ANSI/UL 60950-1 2nd edition/ETSI EN 60950-1, A1:2011 and A2:2014
    • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, and 1:2011, Amd 2:2014
    • EN 62368-1:2014+A11:2017
    • CSA/UL 62368-1:2014
    • IEC 60825-1
    • IEC 60825-2
  • + Environmental
    • ETSI EN 300-019-2-1
    • ETSI EN 300-019-2-2
    • ETSI EN 300-119-3
    • GR-3108 Class 2/ETSI EN 300-019-3-3
    • Class 3.2
      • NEBS Level 3 CO (GR-63 Core)
    • RoHS2 Directive (2011/65/EU)
    • WEEE 2012/19/EU
  • +Operating Temperature
    • -40°F to +149°F (-40°C to +65°C)
  • +Storage Temperature
    • -40°F to +158°F (-40°C to +70°C)
  • + Humidity
    • Non-condensing 5% to 90%

This business case outlines a pluggable mixed PON/active architecture based on Ciena’s Universal Aggregation solution, which allows operators to achieve more CAPEX savings and greater PON reach extension when compared to traditional PON architecture for optical splitting ratios.

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