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Programmable photonics

Boost your open line system with intelligent network control

Optimize your photonic layer network and fiber asset returns

The challenge

How do you improve the customer experience and keep pace with ever-increasing bandwidth demands? An open line system can help you scale at the lowest cost, but you’ll need more visibility and intuitive tools that use automation.

Our approach

Our open line system combines advanced instrumentation, analytics, and intelligent network control for a smarter optical network that provides real-time visibility and data-driven insights to optimize your optical network asset returns.

The benefits

Quickly deploy best-of-breed technologies to increase capacity while lowering costs. Reduce operational complexity and make intelligent decisions to improve spectrum efficiency, maximize fiber capacity, increase availability, and troubleshoot faster.

As we work to deploy 5G more widely, Ciena plays an integral role in providing an agile network foundation to satisfy our customers’ dynamic requirements.


Press release

Airtel Deploys One of the World’s Newest Photonic Designs from Ciena to Nearly Triple Optic Fiber Capacity for Rolling Out 5G

Airtel has implemented one of the world’s newest photonic infrastructure designs from...


Press release

Windstream Selects Ciena for Next-Generation National Converged Optical Network

Windstream and Ciena are announcing that Windstream, a flexible provider of advanced ...


Customer Story

Diamond State Networks boosts middle mile connectivity with Ciena’s coherent optics

Diamond State Networks, an Arkansas-based wholesale broadband provider, is leveraging...