Ciena intros coherent optics for access networks

March 15, 2019
Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) has introduced the 5171 Service Aggregation Switch and Service Aggregation Platform, coherent optics products intended ...

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) has introduced the 5171 Service Aggregation Switch and Service Aggregation Platform, coherent optics products intended for cable MSO access, 4G/5G RAN, and low-cost metro access. Ciena is adding new hardware and software capabilities to its Packet Networking portfolio to allow network providers and large enterprises to put more capacity closer to where the demand for bandwidth lives. The 5171 is designed to provide MEF-compliant L2 and L3 services over an environmentally hardened infrastructure.

Ciena's 5171 integrates aggregation with temperature hardened coherent optics in a modular 2-RU device and a non-blocking 800 Gbps packet fabric for 10 GigE, 25 GigE, and 100 GigE applications.

It's designed for transport of Ethernet, MPLS-TE, or MPLS-TP, and future support of segment routing services.

The 5171 features Ciena's WaveLogic 5 Nano coherent pluggable technology for street cabinets and other uncontrolled locations. Using CFP2-DCO form factor, WaveLogic 5 Nano is designed to interoperate with 100G CableLabs Point-to-Point Coherent Optics PHY, OpenROADM MSA, and ITU-T G.709.2 FlexO. Ciena's 5171 with WaveLogic 5 Nano raises the bar with temperature-hardened 100G for outside plant environments.

It features front access for external cabinets, controlled environmental vault deployment, and uncontrolled deployment of outdoor aggregation of 1/10/25/100 to 100/200 GigE. The 5171 is intended for high-bandwidth enterprise, mobile backhaul, and MSO services.

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