Frost & Sullivan Lauds Ciena's Vision in Developing a Solution to Fill the Gaps in Traditional Optic Fiber Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- Based on its recent analysis of the optical networking industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Ciena with the 2015 Latin America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. Ciena's WaveLogic Photonics Coherent Select addresses service providers' need for higher bandwidth to serve a larger number of users. Its high-capacity architecture and industry-leading features make it ideal for customers seeking to evolve to a web-scale environment.

Traditionally, optical networking deployments had two options: a technology utilizing Wavelength Selected Switch Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers (WSS ROADM) or passive fixed-filter-based solutions. However, these solutions represented the opposite ends of the spectrum and had significant drawbacks. WSS ROADM is powerful and flexible, but is expensive and requires state-of-the-art components; passive fixed-filter-based solutions are affordable but based on inflexible technology.

WaveLogic Photonics Coherent Select is an optical broadcast and bridge architecture without WSS or optical filters, offering distinctive, cutting-edge capabilities, such as:
•Colorless capability, which facilitates the changing of wavelengths to meet traffic demands through the system;
•Directionless capability to reduce user error during deployment; and
•Flexible grid capability to future-proof customer networks by allowing them to support more 100G carriers on the system.

Service providers can easily manage their network through built-in features such as remote provisioning, automated power management, alarming, and fault isolation. Its wavelength-tracking database is an especially attractive feature as it enhances network efficiency by making sure that these wavelengths will not be re-used. Ciena pioneers this photonic architecture and leads the industry for its photonic programmability and high-capacity coherent technology.

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