Ciena introduces self-driving network with WaveLogic Ai

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has unveiled WaveLogic Ai, a programmable coherent modem that delivers maximum network performance at minimum cost, the company said.

With its combination of scale, automation and intelligence, WaveLogic Ai is a foundational enabling technology for a self-driving network that is critical in the era of IoT, machine learning and disruptive on-demand services.

WaveLogic Ai, in metro and DCI applications, drives 400G single carrier transmission with disruptive power and density metrics. In regional and long-haul networks, WaveLogic Ai establishes 200G and 300G as the new reference line rates for backbone transmission, doubling capacity and dramatically lowering cost per bit. And, in submarine networks, it provides maximum capacity with ultimate reach at distances up to 14,000 kilometers.

Ciena is a network strategy and technology company. It translates best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch, consultative business model — with a relentless drive to create exceptional experiences measured by outcomes.