Verizon Deploys Ciena's Newly Launched 6500 T-Series Packet-Optical Platform

Verizon Deploys Ciena's Newly Launched 6500 T-Series Packet-Optical Platform Image Credit: Verizon

Ciena launches new Terabit Packet-Optical Platform, 6500 T-Series to significantly increase network scalability and accelerate the move to open, virtualized, SDN-based architectures. The Ciena’s 6500 T-Series provides up to ten times more port density, scaling from 2.4 Tb/s to 24 Tb/s in a single chassis, and to more than 100 Tb/s in a multi-chassis nodal configuration, ensuring service providers can efficiently meet exploding bandwidth requirements.

According to Ciena, the new platform offers significantly reduced power consumption and space requirements. It enables service providers to scale their metro and regional networks to support today’s voracious demand for web-scale applications like streaming video, cloud computing and virtualized, software-based  networking capabilities. 

Ciena added that, the largest mobile operator in the US, Verizon is in the process of deploying Ciena’s 6500 T-Series to scale its next generation 100G metro network from both a capacity and an operational perspective, as well as efficiently distribute customizable content to end users and provide an on-demand, superior customer experience. 

Scott McFeely, Senior Vice President, Networking Platforms Division, Ciena
More powerful smartphones, tablets and the proliferation of streaming video from consumers and businesses alike are pushing networks to the brink of current capabilities.

Andrew Schmitt, Founder and Lead Analyst, Cignal AI
Service providers must build networks that can connect consumers and businesses to ever evolving cloud and virtualization services as well as respond to the viral nature of today’s web-scale world. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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