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Are finances holding back expansion of your aggregation network?

Break through with our limited-time offers.

 

For a limited time Ciena is providing special financial offers on the purchase of key products from our converged routing and switching portfolio*. Talk to us now to find out more.

*Ciena may withdraw the offers at any time and eligibility is at Ciena's sole discretion.

New applications and use cases are driving aggregation requirements

Traffic generated at the network edge is growing exponentially, fueled by gigabit services such as FTTH, 5G, and enterprise business services.

Delivering these high-bandwidth services and use cases presents major new commercial opportunities for operators—but only if you can scale your aggregation network rapidly and cost-effectively. 

Key aggregation challenges

Aggregation of edge traffic is typically handled with either Ethernet switching or IP routing technologies.

The challenge for operators is that both of these aggregation approaches have strengths and weaknesses relating to their innate capabilities and characteristics:

  • Ethernet aggregation delivers cost efficiency and simplicity, but multiple manual provisioning steps are needed to deliver an end-to-end service from the access layer into the IP core.
  • IP/Layer 3 aggregation provides far more dynamic, smarter traffic routing capabilities, but you also need IP router infrastructure, which is expensive to buy, deploy, power, and support.

Converged IP and Ethernet aggregation with Ciena

To address the challenges of aggregation in the super-high-bandwidth era, Ciena has created converged routing and switching aggregation solutions. These incorporate both Ethernet transport protocols and lean IP protocols needed to support the full range of Layer 3 services—allowing you to deliver traffic from all kinds of services seamlessly back into your IP/MPLS core.

With our converged routing and switching aggregation solutions, you get unique capabilities and features that allow you to scale aggregation on demand and reduce infrastructure footprint and costs.

 

Four reasons for partnering with Ciena for aggregation:

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Scale your Layer 2 and Layer 3 traffic aggregation on demand

Our network devices scale seamlessly from 1G to 10G, 25G, 100G and beyond (up to 400G)—allowing you to keep pace with rapid growth in traffic demands.

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Increase your network efficiency

Our solutions give you a single, compact, energy efficient device architecture to deliver traffic from Layer 2 and Layer 3 services back into your IP/MPLS core.

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Deploy your upgraded network faster

Our pre-configured, application-specific devices and Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) capabilities help you minimize deployment times and costs, with no need for costly truck rolls.

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Ensure enterprise-class reliability

Our equipment leads the industry in terms of reliability metrics, ensuring that your aggregation network is constantly available to support revenue-generating services.

Get your network ready with Ciena

Ciena routing and switching solutions combine unique capabilities and features that help you create a winning business services proposition.

Ciena’s aggregation solution architecture

Boost the efficiency and scalability of your network operation with our solutions for traffic aggregation and transport into the MPLS core.

Architecture example: Ciena converged switching and routing aggregation architecture for the access network, including mobile xHaul, Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN, remote PHY device, RMD/ RPD, private line, PON, and virtualised services.

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Accelerate your journey with our limited-time offers

Throughout 2020, Ciena is providing special financial offers on the purchase of key products from our converged routing and switching portfolio. Talk to us now to find out more.

Why Ciena

Ciena infrastructure powers 85 percent of the world’s largest service providers as well as cloud and regional service providers. We invest heavily in R&D to drive innovation and ensure successful network transformations via a comprehensive professional services wrap and global delivery capabilities.

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