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6500 Packet Transport System

6500 Packet Transport System

Ciena’s 6500 Packet Transport System (PTS) addresses the growing need to maintain profitable delivery of TDM services while future-proofing investments toward an all-packet network modernization.

To this day, network providers continue to add to their Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) infrastructure—an investment that is getting more expensive to run and operate. Clearly doing more of the same only increases OPEX due to expensive spares and higher maintenance, hard-to-find legacy skill sets, and manual operations.


Exceptional DS1, DS3, E1, E3, OC-3/12/48/192, STM-1/4/16/64, and 10/100/1GbE/10GbE, 40GbE/100GbE density to address space constraints

Preserves TDM service, no change to customer end or revenue, customer experience, and tariffs

Launches new Packet and CE services, including MEF CE 3.0-certified for E-Tree, E-Line, E-LAN, E-Access, and E-Transit

Features hardware-assisted packet OAM capabilities for guaranteed SLA differentiation

Offers Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) for rapid, secure, and errorfree turn-up of packet services

Includes advanced packet synchronization and multi-layer protocol support

Integrates line-rate Service Activation Testing capabilities

Includes Ciena’s MCP multi-layer provisioning support for end-to-end network management control and planning

Offers flexible low-power configuration options with redundant power supply (DC) and fan modules

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  • +Physical Specifications
    • Description6500-S86500-S14
      H x W x D (mm)7U
      310 x 440.5 x 281
      577.1 x 440.5 x 280
      H x W x D (mm)7U
      12.2 x 17.3 x 11.1
      22.7 x 17.3 x 11.0
      Chassis Per
      DC Input1x 50A2x 50A
      25deg C/-
      48vDC, no
      1333W (Typical)1960w (Typical)
      Normal: 41deg F to 104deg F
      (5deg C to 40deg C)
      -40deg F to 158deg F
      (-40deg C to 70deg C)
      5% to 85% RH
      (normal operating humidity)
      Air FlowFront to back,
      front to front, and
      right to left
      Front to front, and
      front to back
  • +Tributary Service Interfaces
    • PDH Modules:
      • PTS PDH I/F 2xDIM: 168xDS1/E1 ports or
        48xDS3/E3/EC1 CEM
      • PTS PDH I/F 10X DIM 1:N PROTECTION: up to
        1:5 PDH protection
      • 84xDS1/E1 DIM
      • 24xDS3/E3/EC1 DIM
      • unprotected, 1:1 protection or 1:5 protection
    • MRO Module:
      • PTS MRO I/F 2xSFP+/14xSFP: 16x SFP (16xOC-3/12/STM-1/4, 8xOC-48/STM-16, 2x OC192/STM-64, or 16x100FX/GbE (10/100/1000BaseT), or 2x10GbE ports
    • Ethernet Modules:
        • 4xSFP+ (4x10GE)
        • 16xSFP (16x 10/100BaseT/ 100FX/ GE)
        • 16xCSFP (32 GE ports)
      • PTS ETH I/F 100G 12 Port (2x QSFP28/10xSFP+) Circuit Pack
        • 1xQSFP+ (1x40GE, 4x10GE)
        • 1xQSFP+/QSFP28 (1x100GE, 1x40GE, 4x10GE)
        • 10xSFP+ (10x10GE)
    • DWDM Module:
      • OTR WL3n Enh: 1xQSFP28
      • Any module; any slot
  • +Control Timing & Fabric Switch Modules Shelf Processor
    • Shelf Processor
      • SP2: local craft access, security, event history,
        alarms, and controls
    • Fabric switch
      • X-CONN 800G PTS: 1x QSFP28/QSFP+, 2x SFP+
  • +Ethernet
    • Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS) including Ingress Metering/Egress shaping
    • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging (Q-in-Q) VLAN full S-VLAN range
    • IEEE 802.1 D MAC Bridges
    • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (CoS) prioritization IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
    • IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
    • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T via Copper SFP
    • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
    • IEEE 802.3ba-2010 40Gbe & 100GbE
    • IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet
    • Jumbo Frames to 9,600 bytes
    • Layer 2 Control Frame Tunneling
    • Link Aggregation (LAG): Active/Active; Active/ Standby
    • MEF 10.2 Egress Bandwidth Shaping per EVC per COS
    • Multi Chassis-LAG (MC-LAG): Active/Active
    • Per-VLAN MAC Learning Control
    • Private Forwarding Groups
    • VLAN tunneling (Q-in-Q) for Transparent LAN Services (TLS)
  • +MEF CE 3.0 Compliant
    • E-Transit: Transit E-LINE, Transit E-LAN
    • E-Access: Access EPL, Access EVPL
    • E-Tree: EP-Tree, EVP-Tree
  • +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.1564 Ethernet Service Activation Test Methodology
    • ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring (SLM; DM)
    • RFC 2544 Benchmarking Methodology for Network Interconnect Devices
    • RFC 5618 TWAMP Responder and Receiver TWAMP Sender
  • +Synchronization
    • GR-1244
    • ITU-T G.781
    • ITU-T G.813
    • ITU-T G.823/G.824
    • ITU-T G.8262 Synchronous Ethernet
    • ITU-T G.8262/G.8264 EEC option1 and option2
    • ITU-T G.8261
    • Stratum 3
    • Line Timing Interfaces:
      • 1GbE/10GbE/40GbE/100GbE In and Out
      • OC-n/STM-n In and Out
    • External Timing Interfaces:
      • BITS in or out (T1: 1.544Mb/s, E1: 2.048MHz and 2.048Mb/s, 64kHz CC (SDH-J)
  • +Networking Protocols
    • Alarm Indication Signaling (AIS) with Link
      Down Indication (LDI) and Remote Defect
      Indication (RDI)
    • Automatic Pseudowire Reversion
    • Layer 2 Control Frame Tunneling over MPLS Virtual Circuits
    • MPLS Label Switch Path (LSP) Tunnel Groups
    • MPLS Label Switch Path (LSP) Tunnel Redundancy
    • MPLS Multi-Segment Pseudowires
    • MPLS Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS) OSPF/IS-IS for Dynamic MPLS-TP Control Plane RFC 2205 RSVP
    • RFC 3031 MPLS architecture
    • RFC 3209 RSVP-TE: Extensions to RSVP for LSP
    • RFC 3630 OSPF-TE
    • RFC 4447 Pseudowire Setup & Maintenance using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
    • RFC 4448 Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks (PW over MPLS)
    • RFC 4664 Framework of L2VPN (VPLS/VPWS)
    • RFC 4665 Service Requirement of L2 VPN
    • RFC 4762 VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) and Hierarchical VPLS (H-VPLS)
    • RFC 5654 MPLS-Transport Profile (TP)
      • LSP Static provisioning
      • LSP Dynamic provisioning
        - 1:1 Tunnel protection
    • RFC 5884 LSP Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) via GAL/G-Ach channels
    • RFC 6215 MPLS Transport Profile Userto-Network and Network-to-Network Interfaces
    • RFC 6426 MPLS On-demand Connectivity Verification and Route Tracing
    • RFC 6428 LSP and PW Connectivity Verification and Trace Route
    • Static ARP and MAC Destination Address Resolution
    • VCCV (Virtual Circuit Continuity Check) Ping and Trace Route
    • Multicast
    • IGMP over MPLS-TP
    • IGMPv3 with SSM
    • Circuit Emulation:
      • RFC 4553 Structure Agnostic TDM over Packet
      • RFC 4842 SONET/SDH Circuit Emulation over Packet
      • RFC 5086 Circuit Emulation Service over Packet Switched Network
      • MEF 3 Circuit Emulation Service Definitions, Framework and Requirements in Metro Ethernet Networks
      • MEF 8 Implementation Agreement for the Emulation of PDH Circuits over Metro Ethernet Networks
  • + Network Management
    • Alarm Management & Monitoring Configuration
    • Comprehensive Management via OneControl Enhanced CLI
    • Integrated Firewall
    • IPv4 & IPv6 Management Support Local Console Port
    • Per-VLAN Statistics Port State Mirroring
    • RADIUS Client and RADIUS Authentication
    • Remote Auto configuration via TFTP, SFTP
    • Remote Link Loss Forwarding (RLLF)
    • RFC 959 File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
    • RFC 1035 DNS Client
    • RFC 1213 SNMP MIB II
    • RFC 1493 Bridge MIB
    • RFC 1573 MIB II interfaces
    • RFC 1643 Ethernet-like Interface MIB
    • RFC 1757 RMON MIB - including persistent configuration
    • RFC 2021 RMON II and RMON Statistics
    • RFC 2131 DHCP Client
    • RFC 3877 Alarm MIB
    • RFC 4291 – IPv6 addressing (for Management Plane)
    • RFC 4443 – ICMPv6
    • RFC 4862 – Stateless address autoconfiguration
    • RFC 5905 NTP Client
    • RFC 1350 Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
    • Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
    • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
    • SNMP v1/v2c/v3
    • SNMP v3 Authentication and Message Encryption
    • Software upgrade via FTP, SFTP
    • Syslog with Syslog Accounting
    • TACACS + AAA
    • Telnet Server
    • Virtual Link Loss Indication (VLLI)
    • Zero Touch Provisioning
  • + Service Security
    • Broadcast Containment Egress Port Restriction
    • Hardware-based DOS Attack Prevention Layer 2, 3, 4 Protocol Filtering
    • User Access Rights
  • + Agency Approvals
    • Australia C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand) CE mark (EU)
      • EMC Directive (2014/30/EU)
      • LVD Directive (2006/95/EC)
      • RoHS2 Directive (2011/65/EU)
    • ETSI 300 019 Class 1.2, 2.2, 3.1E
    • GR-1089 Issue 6 – NEBS Level 3
    • GR-63-CORE, Issue 4 – NEBS Level 3, Zone 4 Earthquake
    • NRTL (NA)
    • VCCI (Japan)
  • +Standards Compliance
    • Emissions:
      • CISPR 22 Class A
      • CISPR 32 Class A
      • EN 300 386
      • EN 55022
      • EN 55032
      • FCC Part 15 Class A
      • GR-1089 Issue 6
      • Industry Canada ICES-003 Class A
      • VCCI Class A
    • Environmental:
      • RoHS2 Directive (2011/65/EU)
    • Immunity (EMC):
      • CISPR 24
      • EN 300 386
      • EN 55024
      • GR-1089 Issue 6
    • Power:
      • ETSI EN 300 132-2
      • ETSI EN 300 132-3
    • Safety:
      • 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)
      • IEC 60950-1

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