More flexibility when and where you need it
Reduce network complexity, energy consumption, and cost with express high-capacity connectivity
As market shifts drive traffic toward the network edge and bandwidth demands continue to increase, you need a more flexible architecture that can support any-to-any connectivity and new distributed metro and edge cloud access.
Our metro optical solutions serve as the foundation for innovative services. They are programmable, easily configurable, and can expose network functionality through standard APIs to create opportunities for new services.
You can quickly respond to new and unpredictable demands, move capacity where and when needed, support future generations of optical technology, and reduce network complexity and cost.
Our metro optical architectures technology and services
WaveLogic 5 Nano pluggables
Increase bandwidth between data centers or migrate your network to a converged IP/Optical infrastructure with WaveLogic™ 5 Nano pluggable coherent optics.
WaveLogic 5 Extreme
With programmability from 200G to 800G, WaveLogic 5 Extreme delivers at least 50% more capacity per wavelength and 30% more fiber capacity over previous technologies.
6500 Reconfigurable Line System
A compact photonic layer solution that improves scalability, reduces footprint, and offers more flexibility and programmability to deliver more capacity per fiber, faster.
6500 Family of Packet-Optical Platforms
Ciena's 6500 integrates WaveLogic Coherent Optics, OTN switching, and intelligent photonics into a fully programmable, scalable, modular platform.
Manage, Control and Plan (MCP)
Our MCP Applications provide analytics, software control, and automation—integrated in a single interface—to optimize multi-layer network resiliency and performance.
Where in your network are you feeling the pressure?
Next-generation metro and edge networks are comprised of key technologies and architecture approaches to address specific use cases that are critical to your business. Explore why traditional approaches to these architectures need to evolve—and how.
WaveLogic 5 Nano: Addressing the broadest range of networking applications from coherent pluggables
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Global data center interconnect
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Metro data center interconnect
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