Ciena Packetwave 8700 Series

Why 8700?

It’s hard to keep up in a content-crazed world where the patterns, dynamics, and scale of traffic within your metro or regional network are constantly shifting. Addressing surging bandwidth demands cost-effectively is easier said than done—unless the 8700, the standard-bearer of the Packetwave® Platform, is part of your plan. Our multi-terabit, programmable, coherent DWDM packet switch revolutionizes the capital and operational economics of 10GbE and 100GbE services. How? We’re glad you asked.

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Industry-leading 10GbE and 100GbE—to help you lead, too.

The 8700 is specifically optimized for 10GbE to 100GbE switching and aggregation, allowing you to deliver higher rate ports, services, and connections to meet market demands. It starts at 800 Gb/s and scales to a massive 6.8 Tb/s—just what you need to gain a competitive advantage as the dynamics of metro and regional networks shift.

The same compact shelf, now with up to 3-times the density—so it saves you space and money.

Space is limited and expensive so the 8700 is available in fully modular 4-slot and 10-slot variants. It also provides multiple port configurations with 1GbE/10GbE/40GbE/100GbE and coherent 100G DWDM OTN-based ports with up to 680 Gb/s per slot.

It’s energy-efficient—which gives you the power to protect your bottom line.

Requiring only half the energy of standard units, the 8700 achieves industry-leading high energy efficiency and low energy consumption. It’s better for the environment and for your bottom line.

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