Performance vs. Pluggables. Making the Right Coherent Technology Choice.
Bandwidth demands continue to rise and coherent optics are playing an increasingly important and expanding role in scaling networks and controlling costs. With two distinct, viable technology options to choose from, providers are faced with the dilemma of making the right choice for evolving their networks:
Do I select performance optics or coherent pluggables?
Does the application dictate the right solution?
What are the different factors to consider?
What are the cost savings associated with better performance?
Get answers to these questions, and more, in this educational session on architecture evolution that includes case studies performed on real customer networks.
Robert Keys, Senior Director, R&D Optical Transmission, Ciena
Helen Xenos, Sr Director, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena
RecordedJul 14 202063 mins
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The only part of content’s journey over the mobile network that’s wireless is from your smartphone to a cell site radio. The rest of the journey from the cell site radio to data centers—where accessed content is hosted—is over a fixed packet-optical wireline network. Join us to understand why the xHaul (fronthaul, midhaul, backhaul) transport network will dictate 5G’s end-to-end success.
Outdated network inventory systems obscure your vision of inventory while adding layers of manual processes. This not only impacts your ability to automate critical operations and deliver high-demand, new services, but also erodes customer satisfaction while increasing your costs. You know you need to migrate your legacy inventory system, but the cost, time, and disruption to your business are holding you back.
There’s a better way.
Taking a modern approach to inventory management doesn’t have to mean starting from scratch. Join us for a one-hour webinar to see how Blue Planet® Inventory, with its federation capabilities, can help you migrate your legacy inventory systems in a staged, systematic approach—with low risk and high reward. And no need to rip and replace.
During this webinar, you’ll:
- Explore the real impact of legacy inventory systems to your business now—and in the future
- Discover the importance of federation as a key part of your migration strategy to enable a single, accurate view across existing inventory and other operational data sources
- See a demonstration of Blue Planet Inventory physical and logical data modelling and visualization capabilities"
- Mark Gibson
Product Line Manager, Blue Planet
- Marie Fiala
Director of Portfolio Marketing, Blue Planet
IP networks will require a significant transformation to support the new applications and use-cases associated with 5G. Gain insights into why Segment Routing will be one of the pillars of the next-generation of mobile networks and how it’s a more effective way to build better and simpler 5G networks.
5G and Edge Computing fundamentally transform the way new digital services are created and operated, ultimately offering end-customers an entirely new connected experience. This session focuses on the latest innovations in end-to-end network slicing and Edge Computing as a Services (ECaaS).
This demo shows how mobile operators can use Blue Planet 5G Automation to evolve to 5G Standalone (SA) deployments, simply and efficiently. The solution leverages Blue Planet Inventory (BPI) comprehensive visualization and modelling capabilities.
Delivering on 5G's promise hinges on building agile and performance-driven 5G networks on which consumers and industries can rely. Blue Planet's 5G Automation approach helps you extend 5G's speed, massive capacity, and minimal latency benefits to your customers. Simply and efficiently.
In this demonstration, we showcase how you can use Blue Planet 5G
Automation solution to enable Zero-Touch slice lifecycle management, and
automate the design, creation, modification and monitoring of different
end-to-end network slices across a multi-domain 5G infrastructure.
At Ciena, we don’t fear complexity. We’ve combined automation and intelligence in a scalable, programmable, and flexible network that thrives on complexity – getting smarter every day. We call it the Adaptive Network. Because survival of the fittest means survival of the most adaptive.
Managing the constantly shifting demands on your network requires a new vision for mastering complexity. You need your network to adapt as quickly as its environment. Built on the most responsive infrastructure in the business, Ciena's Adaptive Network combines intelligent automation, real-time analytics, and the ability to scale and tune a programmable infrastructure.
That’s more than automation – that’s adaptation. Let us show you how. Get ready to adapt.
By 2021, there will be an estimated 2.57 billion gamers globally. The now $152-billion-a-year global gaming phenomenon just keeps growing. Ciena takes you to ESL One, an esports tournament that’s streamed by millions around the world, to learn more about the newest sports phenomenon.
Providing connectivity and technology to large events has always been a big challenge, but that’s magnified when the network is the platform over which the event takes place. When milliseconds mean the difference between victory and defeat to billions of gamers, it’s no longer just a battle for bandwidth—it’s the fight for the fittest network.
That means being able to adapt, to dynamically scale—leveraging artificial intelligence and automation to reach new levels of agility so your network can instantaneously allocate capacity where and when it’s needed most.
And it just so happens, that’s Ciena’s game. The Adaptive Network means next-gen readiness for a gamified world. Is your network ready to play?
Get more 100GbE/400GbE at any distance. In this video, Joe Shapiro, Sr. Director PLM, introduces the Waveserver 5 platform - built to solve network scalability challenges with WaveLogic 5 Extreme advanced coherent technology, delivering programmable line rates from 200G to 800G per wavelength. It introduces new levels of capacity and density to the industry, and it’s built for ease of use and programmability with a server-like operational model to enable deployment at scale.
Watch this interactive video by Helen Xenos, Sr. Director Portfolio Marketing at Ciena, as she explains in simple terms how Ciena’s new coherent technology redefines what’s possible in optical transport with WaveLogic 5 Extreme. With advanced DSP, high baud operation and programmable capacity from 200G to 800G, Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme provides a step-function improvement in network scalability, as well as unmatched footprint, power and cost efficiencies.
Joe Shapiro, Senior Director, Product Line Management, explains how Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme provides tunable bandwidth from 200G-800G so network providers can maximize capacity, automate, and evolve to 400G-interface switches and routers with efficient 400GbE client connect across any distance—from across the metro to across the Pacific.
There’s a new way to modernize and expand your IP-based networks—from access to metro—that’s automated, open, and lean. Ciena’s Adaptive IP lets you deliver IP-based connectivity for 5G, IP VPN Business Services, Cloud, Fiber Deep, legacy TDM, and Edge Computing with the service velocity and performance your customers demand. Want to know more? Then check out this Adaptive IP Chalk Talk video to understand how your business can benefit from this different way to deliver IP connectivity.
Network operators are getting ready to support the new applications and use cases that 5G will enable. However, to ensure the future success of 5G, it’s fundamental to understand the associated network requirements. Nowhere is this truer than in the xHaul transport networks—fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul—that will dictate end-to-end network performance.
Important xHaul transport network requirements include Segment Routing, Time-Sensitive Networking, FlexEthernet, and eCPRI, as well as strict timing and synchronization. Programmability and intelligent automation are also essential to simplify the deployment and operation of the infrastructure in a dynamic environment, and to enable Network Slicing.
Ray Mota, ACG Research, and Vinicius Santos, Ciena, will discuss industry insights, views, and strategies to successfully prepare the network for the 5G transformation.
Beyond significant increases in performance, openness and automation will allow 5G to enable an entirely new generation of connectivity services. Network automation software can be used to create multiple, unique virtual network slices over common physical infrastructure and generate new revenue streams. This webinar includes a comprehensive review of network slicing and what’s required to make it a functional and commercial success, from the automaton software layer to the underlying programmable packet-optical infrastructure layer.
Who Should Attend
Mobile network operators, wireline carriers, wholesale carriers, cable MSOs, and system integrators. Financial analysts and the media are also encouraged to attend.
Key Topics for Discussion
- The state of the 4G-to-5G evolution
- What’s holding service providers back from the 5G evolution
- The role of network slicing in this evolution, what it is, and why it matters
- Key enablers for implementing high performance end-to-end network slices
- Answers to audience questions during live Q&A
-Stéphane Téral, Technology Fellow, Telecommunications
IHS Markit Technology (now a part of Informa Tech)
Senior Director of Solutions Marketing
Senior Director and Product Marketing Team Leader
Blue Planet, a division of Ciena
Brian Lavallée, Sr. Director of 5G Portfolio Solutions, Ciena
The only part of content’s journey that is wireless is from your smartphone to the radio installed atop of tower or side of a building. The rest of the content’s journey to a distant data center, where access content is hosted, is over a packet-optical transport network. This means that the end-to-end performance and quality of experience that the end-users, human or machine, is critically dependent on the packet-optical network that interconnect 5G radios to each other and to content-hosting data centers, whether close to the network edge or across an ocean. This webinar will discuss the various challenges and opportunities that are available to mobile network operators to better understand how to not only continue scaling and rolling out 4G revenue-generating services, but new 5G services as well.
- 5G is more than just a wireless upgrade
- 5G will need fiber, and lots of it
- Importance of wireline networks to successful 5G mobile services network services
- How existing wireline networks must evolve and adapt to enable 5G mobile services
- How to transition from early 5G networks, which leverage 4G wireline infrastructure, to Full 5G end-to-end networks
- Overview of technologies to enable packet-based fronthaul, end-to-end orchestration, Network Slicing, and virtualization
Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our clients create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their users. The Adaptive Network provides multiple options to start your network evolution journey.