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A path to better broadband

Flexibility for today. Scalability for tomorrow.

The challenge

With ever-increasing bandwidth demand and the need to remain competitive, operators must evolve their broadband access networks to reach greater levels of scale and efficiency. But many broadband networking solutions are rigid, requiring operators to use more products, deploy more capacity than necessary, and use more space and power than sustainability goals allow.

Our approach

Ciena’s broadband solution provides a new way to build and evolve fiber access networks with the flexibility and dynamic scalability operators haven’t had before. This is achieved through groundbreaking innovation in passive optical network (PON) pluggables, purpose-built routers, and agile subscriber management and network control software.

The benefits

Evolve your network to serve more customers in more locations now, while enabling any combination of residential, business, and mobile services to maximize your revenue potential. And with XGS-PON, 25GS-PON, and higher rates in the future, you can cost-effectively scale as demand requires, achieving greater sustainability with smallest-footprint, lowest-power technology.

Ciena’s broadband network architecture

Innovations like Ciena’s micro–optical line terminal (uOLT) and vBNG, combined with a robust family of purpose-built routers, managed by our Navigator NCS, are redefining broadband access flexibility, scalability, and sustainability—giving operators a path to better broadband.

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Customer stories

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Customer story

Moby supercharges residential broadband

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