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Agile, adaptive networks for research and higher learning

When it comes to scalability, security, and simplified operations, is your network as forward thinking as you are?

Elastic capacity

Add capacity on demand with an automated, open, and lean IP infrastructure and coherent optical pluggables.

Intelligent control

Elevate operational efficiency to better serve your community with an end-to-end multi-layer network view.

Innovation driven

Push the limits of science and technology with 1.6 Tb/s and ubiquitous 800G networking.


More than a photon cannon: What iCAIR, UETN and Ciena won at the Data Mover Challenge and what this means for tomorrow’s network

Ciena and its partners developed new capabilities that will benefit the research and education networking world and beyond.


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How to elevate your defenses against growing cyber security threats in the quantum era


Networks for the Future of Higher Education

EdTech is evolving at a rapid pace. Online learning is increasingly prevalent and mor...


White paper

The Adaptive Network Is the Foundation of Personalized, Adaptive Learning

Whether students are learning from home or in the classroom, networks must be ready t...



Own the Edge: Ciena’s leaders discuss the role of IP/Optical convergence

Ciena's leaders talk about how IP/Optical convergence can transform your metro and ed...


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Craving Bandwidth? Investigate New Ways to Expand Capacity.

This paper highlights three unique scenarios that explain how Ciena’s Waveserver plat...


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