Ciena Widens Leadership in High Speed Optics with Innovative WaveLogic 3 Technology
Industry’s First Coherent Technology Scalable to 400 Gb/s Delivers Bigger and Smarter Networks that are Programmable for Capacity, Reach and Latency
LINTHICUM, MARYLAND, Mar. 1 - Ciena® Corporation, the network specialist, today announced WaveLogic™ 3, the industry’s first software-programmable coherent technology that scales to 400 Gb/s. This new generation of the company’s family of silicon chips will enable service providers to accelerate the move to dynamic, software-defined Terabit networking while improving network economics. Beyond scaling bandwidth and lowering costs, WaveLogic-powered networks can be programmed to quickly respond and adapt to changing requirements for capacity, reach and latency. The new technology that underpins Ciena’s WaveLogic 3 changes the game in optical networking by making the optical layer more intelligent and responsive to application needs—an increasingly critical requirement in today’s dynamic and cloud-centric networks.
WaveLogic 3 adds unprecedented intelligence to networks with software-programmable technology that enables network operators to constantly monitor optical transmission performance, and rapidly respond to network demands. WaveLogic 3 will help optimize existing optical networks for a wide range of applications—including low latency—over metro, ultra-long haul or trans-Pacific submarine distances, at speeds that scale from 100 Gb/s to 400 Gb/s.
Ciena’s new coherent optical processors help service providers extract more capacity out of existing fiber optic cables to facilitate transport of today’s increasingly bandwidth-hungry applications, improving network economics. WaveLogic 3 can carry multiple 100G payloads in metro and regional environments, doubling the capacity of current 100G networks. Using sophisticated transmitter processing, it can also deliver up to 30 percent capacity improvements in new flexible grid environments, providing customers with an efficient migration path to Terabit networking.
Network operators can quickly turn up services as needs change, or even pre-deploy equipment powered by
WaveLogic 3, to achieve optimized performance for different reach, capacity and latency requirements with minimal network disruption. This flexibility gives service providers a way to differentiate themselves to customers, and allows them to accelerate time to revenue while lowering the cost of transport.
The capacity and reach of Ciena’s WaveLogic 3, which will be deployed in the second half of 2012, is such that a single chipset could carry live Skype video chats from every household in San Francisco all the way to Tokyo, simultaneously.
Ciena at OFC/NFOEC:
Ciena will showcase WaveLogic 3
, March 4-8 in Los Angles, in booth 2701. On March 6 at 11:00 am PST, Ciena will broadcast a special event live from its Mobile Innovation Lab
on the OFC/NFOEC show floor. To register, please click here
Ciena optical experts will participate in workshops and panels throughout the event, addressing 100G technologies and beyond. For presentation times and to register, please click here.
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