Ciena launches WaveLogic 3 technology to scale 400 Gb/s

Telecom Lead America: Network provider Ciena has launched
WaveLogic 3, a software-programmable coherent technology that scales to 400


The company said that the new silicon chips will enable
service providers to accelerate the move to dynamic, software-defined Terabit
networking while improving network economics.


Ciena’s latest enhancements to WaveLogic 3 will equip
service providers to scale their networks to meet the intense bandwidth
requirements of cloud computing and other data-intensive applications,
remotely, with a network that is easily programmed to scale across metropolitan
areas, continents or oceans offering huge cost savings and competitive
advantage,” said Steve Alexander, senior vice president and chief technology
officer at Ciena.


The company claims that WaveLogic 3 add intelligence to
networks with software-programmable technology that enables network operators
to constantly monitor optical transmission performance, and rapidly respond to
network demands.


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’s WaveLogic 3 specifications raise the bar in the
industry for performance and spectral efficiency. Allowing customers the
ability to program the spectral efficiency of 100G coherent optics is a unique
feature achieved through unique R&D and not easily duplicated.
The ability to double the single carrier capacity of today’s 100G solutions
with 16-QAM creates new opportunities for coherent networking in metro and
regional applications,” said Andrew Schmitt, directing analyst for optical at
Infonetics Research.


Ciena announced that e|net, a company that manages the Metropolitan
Area Network (MAN) program on behalf of the Irish Government, selected
Ciena’s 3916 and 3930 Service Delivery Switches to improve
its regional network infrastructure.


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