6500 Packet-Optical Platform


Tailored to address enterprise business requirements at the edge, the 6500-D2 is a compact 2RU chassis that cost-effectively extends the flexibility and resiliency of the 6500 platform from the core to the access.


No. 1

Provides cost-optimized configuration options for efficient transport of flexible services over 10G to 800G wavelengths

No. 2

Supports a wide range of service modules, enabling efficient multiprotocol service transport for various business applications

No. 3

Enables simplified operations and reduced sparing costs with one management system, and reusable cards across various shelves

No. 4

Leverages AC/DC powering options in a compact footprint and the ability to expand the reach of the access with Outside Plant solutions

No. 5

Extends the benefits of coherent 100G/200G DWDM to space/power-challenged environments with WaveLogic 5 Nano CFP2-DCO variants

No. 6

Offers field-replaceable common equipment units, ensuring no service impact during failures for improved network availability


  • +Shelf Variants
    • 6500-D2 Optical Type 2
  • +Power Options
    • 110/240V AC, -48V/60V DC and +24V DC
  • +Shelf Processor (SP) Variants
    • SP w/access panel (SPAP)
    • SP w/access panel (SPAP-2) w/2xOSC 2xSFP
  • +Inter-slot Backplane Bandwidth
    • 40 Gb/s
  • +Supported service interface cards
    • Photonic Modules Transponders/Muxponders
      • Full suite of amplifiers, passive filters, 50GHz, 75GHz, 100GHz, flexible grid ROADMs, Colorless, Directionless, Contentionless
    • Transponders/Muxponders
      • Coherent 800G muxponder (4x100GbE + 1x400GbE, 8x100GbE)
      • Coherent 400G muxponder (4x100G) with integrated OPS (Optical Protection Switch)
      • Coherent 400G flexible service transponder (34 client ports) with integrated OPS (Optical Protection Switch)
      • Coherent 100GE/OTU4 transponder
      • Coherent 2x100G CFP2 OTN Flex MOTR (36 client ports)
      • 2x100G QSFP28 OTN Flex MOTR (36 client ports)
      • Coherent 100G muxponder (10x10G) with OSP Class 2 GR-3108-CORE variant
      • Coherent 100G/150G/200G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine
      • FIPS-certified AES-256 wire-speed coherent 100G/200G encryption solution
      • Coherent 200G client card: 2x100GE or 5x40GE/10GE
      • Coherent 100G client cards: 10x10GE, 10x10G multi-rate, 2x40G+2x10G, 100GbE/OTU4 client
      • Coherent 40G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine, colorless
      • Coherent 40G client cards: 4x10G multi-rate, 40G multi-rate
      • 4x10G multi-rate OTR: FIPS-certified AES-256 encryption and OSP Class 2 GR-3108-CORE variants
      • SONET/SDH 10G ADM-on-a-blade: SuperMux
      • Ethernet: 152G eMOTR, 68G eMOTR Edge, 30G L2MOTR
      • OTN modules: 8-port OTN Flex MOTR (2.7G), 1+8 port OTN Flex MOTR (10G) with OSP Class 2 GR-3108-CORE variant
  • +Environmental Characteristics
    • Operating Temperature
      • +41° F to +104° F (+5° C to +40° C)
      • +23° F to +131° F (-5° C to +55° C) short term
      • -40° F to +149° F (-40° C to +65° C) uncontrolled OSP Class 2 GR-3108-CORE
    • Relative Humidity
      • 5% to 85% (non-condensing)
    • Altitude
      • 13,000 ft; 4000 m
    • Earthquake/seismic
      • Zone 4
  • +Physical Characteristics
    • Physical Dimensions
      • 3.5 in (H) x 17.5 in (W) x 11.1 in (D)
      • 89 mm (H) x 443.2 mm (W) x 281 mm (D)

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