The 6500 Family of Packet-Optical Platforms is designed to address today’s unpredictable traffic patterns by delivering new levels of capacity, flexibility, resiliency, and openness required for a more adaptive network. Leveraging the latest technology innovation, the 6500 integrates packet, OTN, and flexible WaveLogic Photonics capabilities across multiple chassis form factors to enable a programmable infrastructure that can scale and respond on demand to changing customer requirements.

On-demand bandwidth

Our high-capacity optical muxponders complement high-capacity line rates with OTN switching to optimize bandwidth utilization and network efficiency. And they offer the added benefit of insulating your network against uncertain service mix by providing transparent transport of all client services. (add image attached – Ciena 6500-1)

Maximize capacity for any application

Ciena’s field-proven WaveLogic programmable coherent interfaces give you a full suite of plug-and-play high-capacity solutions that offer the widest range of tunable capacities, significantly improving transport economics with the ability to scale to 800G. With the addition of 100G-400G footprint-optimized solutions, you can extend WaveLogic benefits to innovative, new applications to drive better user experiences.

More services, more business

The 6500’s high-density 10G transponders enable multi-protocol, low-latency and wire-speed encryption capabilities to maximize your service.

Ciena 6500 3D Demo

The 6500 Family is available in four chassis sizes to cost effectively address transport requirements from the edge to the core over one converged infrastructure. Its flexible architecture and service offerings provide differentiating network operator benefits for myriad applications, including:

  • Metro and long-haul DWDM infrastructure
  • IP-optimized transport
  • Ethernet/legacy private line or wholesale service delivery
  • Triple play
  • Wireless backhaul
  • Data center connectivity
  • Cloud networks
  • Private network builds

Ciena’s 6500 Family unlocks the network’s full potential—leveraging advanced coherent optics, automated OTN, packet and SONET/SDH switching, control plane, and unified network management—to help network operators scale, manage, and differentiate their services.

Features & Benefits

  • Leverages industry-leading coherent technology with unprecedented intelligence and programmability required to build on-demand, programmable networks
  • Utilizes hybrid OTN and packet switching with control plane capabilities for the most efficient use of network resources and service differentiation
  • Delivers the full suite of open APIs for advanced programmability, automated provisioning, and streaming telemetry
  • Adapts to a wide variety of requirements with a minimal set of equipment, reducing standardization and operational costs
  • Maximizes operational efficiencies with the ability to tailor customer solutions via various chassis, power, and configuration options

Details

Boasting years of coherent deployment experience, 40G/100G solutions equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors scale the capacity and reach of existing networks with operational simplicity. The system also features electronic dispersion compensation and supports directionless and colorless ROADM functionality, which combine with Ciena’s OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane for automation, and OTN/packet switching to maximize both the bandwidth efficiency and flexibility of the overall network.

The 6500 Family is available in four chassis sizes to cost effectively address transport requirements from the edge to the core over one converged infrastructure. Its flexible architecture and service offerings provide differentiating network operator benefits for myriad applications, including:

  • Metro and long-haul DWDM infrastructure
  • IP-optimized transport
  • Ethernet/legacy private line or wholesale service delivery
  • Triple play
  • Wireless backhaul
  • Data center connectivity
  • Cloud networks
  • Private network builds

Ciena’s 6500 Family unlocks the network’s full potential—leveraging advanced coherent optics, automated OTN, packet and SONET/SDH switching, control plane, and unified network management—to help network operators scale, manage, and differentiate their services.

Do more with less

Our eMOTR modules integrate packet switching within transport, offering sub-GE grooming for improved wavelength efficiencies, traffic prioritization for SLA adherence and deployments in uncontrolled temperature environments—so you can do it all with less equipment. And with the 6500 Packet Transport System (PTS) configuration you can maintain profitable delivery of TDM services while future proofing investments toward an all-packet network modernization.

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