Ciena says WaveLogic Ai is a foundational enabling technology for a self-driving network that is critical in the era of IoT, machine learning and disruptive on-demand services.
“Growth in cloud computing, HD video and IoT have greatly changed the way our customers use and rely on the network. To meet current and future demands, the Verizon network needs to be not only scalable, but also have the intelligence and programmability to monitor, control and respond in real-time to meet user demands,” says Glenn Wellbrock, director of Optical Transport Planning, Verizon.
“The introduction of Ciena’s next-generation WaveLogic platform brings a new paradigm for optical networks and is an important step in our future network evolution.”
“While it is impossible to predict the next ‘killer app', Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai platform will help position operators to proactively manage user demands and squeeze more bits out of the network using less hardware.”
Ciena has scheduled WaveLogic availability for the second quarter of 2017.