Unprecedented automation and resiliency across your network
Today, providers are on the path to realizing the Adaptive NetworkTM—so they can readily meet changing customer expectations and unpredictable traffic requirements. Ciena’s field-proven, mutli-layer, intelligent control plane offers more control over your network—for the freedom to make changes to bandwidth profiles based on specific demand or to offer levels of service that meet end-user requirements. Additionally, it enables a network that can rapidly adapt to problems, outages, maintenance issues, and other changes that might adversely affect performance and reliability.
Increased survivability at the right economics
Ciena has extended its control plane technology out from the core into the metro, access, and long-haul subsea networks, as well as the photonic domain. Ciena’s intelligent control plane works in conjunction with Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP), and OnePlanner Unified Design System to provide:
- Substantially lower network OPEX with auto-discovery, low-touch service creation, and zero-touch restoration
- Reduced CAPEX by leveraging automatic photonic protection in conjunction with OTN restoration to survive multiple failures with less-deployed equipment
Reduced CAPEX and OPEX, automated network operations for increased survivability and accelerated service turn-up are key elements in Ciena’s vision for transforming the network into a more programmable, intelligent, and revenue-generating asset.
Unprecedented network resiliency
The ability to restore any service—anytime and anywhere in the network—is a critical to enable a more programmable infrastructure that can respond on demand to meet unpredictable traffic demands. Ciena’s intelligent control plane enables a self-healing network that can withstand multiple simultaneous failures across the network. Restoration paths are continually discovered, and services are rolled over automatically—failure after failure—to ensure constant network survivability.
New differentiated services
Although automation is a vitally important for speed and reliability, Ciena’s control plane includes many options that can be fine-tuned to meet the specific network and service demand. Now you can efficiently offer the highest resiliency with a wide range of service-level guarantees and zero surprises from the network. Differentiated SLAs can be offered with latency-aware optimization for time-critical financial applications, lower MTTR for unprotected services, and protected wavelength services at new economics.
Proven reliability across the globe
Ciena’s intelligent control plane is deployed in large (1,000+ node) networks with field-measured six-9s (99.9999%) reliability, making Ciena a leader in providing fast and efficient network restoration schemes, improving service restoration speeds from months to minutes. With Ciena’s multi-layer intelligent control plane, providers can offer highly resilient networks that can automatically survive multiple failures at new and improved economics.
Recent customer deployments
Airtel and Ciena to Build One of the World’s Largest Photonic Control Plane Networks for Delivering Ultra-fast Data Over 4G, 5G and FTTH
Bharti Airtel is deploying Ciena’s coherent optical and intelligent software platform...Read
Jio transforms one of the world’s largest self-healing optical networks with Ciena
Jio, in partnership with Ciena, has taken another major step in future-proofing its n...Read
Ciena Adaptive Network Powers Southern Cross Cables Continual Expansion
Southern Cross Cables’ deployment of Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme solution is the first su...Read
Israel Electric Corporation Modernizes Network with Ciena
Israel Electric Corporation is transforming its network with Ciena’s converged packet...Read
MobiFone Builds High-Capacity Network Powered by Ciena
Flexible backbone network spans more than 1,400 kilometers across VietnamRead
AquaComms Selects Ciena for New Trans-Atlantic Submarine Network
To support surging demand for trans-Atlantic connectivity, Aqua Comms Limited selecte...Read
Saudi Telecom Company Deploys High-Capacity International Mesh Network Powered by Ciena
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is deploying a resilient, next-generation network (NGN) b...Read