6500 Reconfigurable Line System

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If you’re a network operator trying to manage bandwidth-intensive applications—like connecting data centers, increasing capacity on submarine cables, or building out 4G/5G wireless infrastructures—your network must be ready to adapt to changes. You need to get more out of your photonic line system. More scale. More density. More programmability. All while taking up less space.

The 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS) is a compact, simple-to-deploy, photonic layer solution that improves scalability, reduces footprint, and offers more flexibility and programmability. You can quickly react to unpredictable traffic requirements by easily scaling nodal connectivity and wavelength add/drop capacity with its highly dense ROADM and amplifier configurations. And with 6500 RLS, increasing fiber capacity with the L-band is just as easy as lighting the C-band—you get double the fiber capacity with no impact to existing, in-service C-band traffic.

Key benefits

Automate optical networking through a modern photonic line software architecture designed for deployments at scale

Access full efficiency benefits of the optical layer with operational simplicity and predictable performance

Efficiently scale to meet your highest capacity network requirements with an optimized, ultra-dense photonic layer

Conserve space by reducing footprint as much as 70 percent compared to traditional chassis-based systems, with a modular and compact form factor

Simplify deployment, operation, and troubleshooting with built-in tools like Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP), network auto-discovery, and real-time network monitoring and visibility

Double your fiber capacity with the simplest upgrade to L-band

6500 RLS integrated C&L-band architecture

With Ciena’s integrated C&L-band solution, adding wavelengths to the L-band is just as easy as lighting the C-band.  You get double the capacity, with no headaches. No complex re-engineering or re-balancing of the line system.  And most importantly, no impact to existing C-band channels.

Want to learn more?  Click through the steps below to see a sample installation from the initial deployment to growing traffic in the C- and L-bands.

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