Ciena solutions tackle fiber densification challenges, create more adaptive networks

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is taking its industry-leading packet-optical portfolio to another level by adding important aggregation, scale and programmability capabilities that help providers support densification efforts, the company said.

The new 8180 Coherent Networking Platform and 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS) pave the way for higher density, more adaptive networks that can support densification initiatives in applications such as Data Center Interconnect (DCI), 4G/5G and Fiber Deep.

Ciena´s 8180 and 6500 RLS platforms help tackle network complexity by combining massive bandwidth scalability and aggregation with integrated intelligence and programmability to improve the end-user experience. For example, they allow operators to roll out their networks much faster, so users can enjoy bandwidth-hungry services like streaming video, virtual reality and future IoT and machine-to-machine applications such as digital health services and self-driving vehicles.

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