Ciena adds Adaptive IP and coherent optics to Packet Networking

Ciena adds Adaptive IP and coherent optics to Packet Networking

Ciena, a provider of network systems, services and software, has added Adaptive IP capabilities, coherent optics and dedicated hardware platforms to its Packet Networking portfolio. This allows service providers to use 5G, further glazing related Next-Generation Cable MSO Access and Business Services.

The improvements should also simplify access to metro networks, allowing providers to further develop their network into an adaptive network that supports both new and existing business processes and applications.

Ciena is introducing open, affordable and split solutions that are easier to deploy, manage and maintain. Furthermore, with the new functionality, less power, investment and space is needed for network operators.

New approach

Because many TDM and Packet networks are inflexible, complex and expensive, there is a longer time-to-market and increasing inflexibility in relation to the constantly changing requirements of the customer. Moreover, networks are not versatile, says Ciena, and they are unable to provide new services quickly. This results in a loss of customers and a loss of income.

Ciena wants to solve these problems with a simpler, streamlined approach to the construction of IP enabled networks. To this end, it has expanded the Service Aware Operating System (SAOS) with IP capabilities that focus on specific high-growth applications. Providers get a lot of possibilities through an Adaptive IP model. This improves the speed of service rollout and shortens time-to-revenue. In addition, an adaptive network will be made possible that optimally responds to the changing requirements of end users for network services.

Completely new are the 5162 Service Aggregation Platform and the 5170 Service Aggregation Platform. These platforms are the first to have the improved SAOS, which allows providers to support L3 VPN Business Services. Ciena is still developing additional Adaptive IP functionalities, which will be integrated into the Packet Networking platforms.

Also new are coherent optics, which enable fast, low-cost upscaling as bandwidth usage increases. This support simplifies network design with noticeable reductions in power consumption, space, cost and overall operational complexity.

Additions to Packet Networking

The 6500 PTS converts legacy TDM Business Services into packet streams that are sent over a more efficient and scalable packet network. Administrators can continue to support their existing TDM customers as well as offer new high-growth applications.

The Blue Planet management portfolio will include new Layer 3 functions for route optimisation and monitoring. This should enable better end-to-end design, operation and management of IP networks.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.