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Rethought, redesigned, redefined. Because you asked.

You asked for a different way to build a converged metro network. One with the operational simplicity, scalability, and sustainability your business and network operations require. We heard you.

Introducing WaveRouter™. An industry-first breakthrough from legacy constraints—a reimagined routing platform architected for the converged metro. With WaveRouter, you can start realizing the benefits of a coherent routing approach in your metro network from day one.

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WaveRouter: Optimally designed for the converged metro

A unique, industry-first platform architecture, WaveRouter™ packages a new routing platform design with industry-leading optics and unified multi-layer control for true metro convergence.

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Redefining Metro Networks for Scale, Simplicity, and Sustainability

Metro networks must evolve to meet the challenges of scale and flexibility while controlling costs. This paper discusses the technology innovations needed to meet those requirements.



Coordinated IP/Optical Control: Next Generation Coordinated Multi-layer Network Operations

The momentum for converged multi-layer operations has begun, and industry innovators are discovering the benefits. There is change, cost and risk associated with the evolution, but the rewards can no longer be ignored.


Reach your sustainability goals

See how WaveRouter’s breakthrough design addresses your space, power, cooling, and scale requirements so your business can meet its sustainability objectives.


Scale and evolve with a flexible platform architecture

How do you scale your metro to meet today’s demands—and prepare for what’s ahead? Hear how WaveRouter’s extensible and flexible converged architecture helps you easily scale routing, optical, and compute functions to meet evolving network requirements.


Simplify converged network operations

Find out how we can help simplify your operations to improve your metro network resource utilization.

Services for WaveRouter

No one knows WaveRouter like Ciena Services

A flexible and comprehensive suite of services to design, deploy, manage, and support WaveRouter—all to enable the smooth, successful introduction of this reimagined metro platform into your network.

Coherent Routing

A rapid evolution to IP/Optical convergence

Only Ciena brings to market a converged infrastructure with a focus on space, energy, and cooling requirements to support new application demands and achieve greater network efficiency.

Coherent Routing

WaveRouter Resources


How can Services make your WaveRouter deployment a reality

Adding Ciena Services to your team along with a little added cost now will help you f...



Metro routing done differently: Unveiling Ciena’s latest innovation, the WaveRouter

You asked for a different way to build a converged metro network, and we listened. Me...



IP Optical Convergence: Bridging the Knowledge Gap

Join our experts for a four-part series to get your questions answered and delve more...


White paper

Ciena’s Coherent Routing Paves the Way for True IP/Optical Convergence

Ciena is completely transforming coherent routing by introducing WaveRouter, a new pl...


Press release

Ciena Debuts WaveRouter, Industry’s First Purpose-Built Router for the Converged Metro

Ciena introduced WaveRouter, an industry-first platform architecture optimally design...


Data sheet


WaveRouter can easily and flexibly scale Wide Area Network (WAN) traffic—with the abi...


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