Ciena 6500 Reconfigurable Line System

Ciena’s 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS) empowers network operators to efficiently address the highest-capacity networking requirements in today’s metro, long-haul, and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) networks.

If you’re a network operator trying to manage bandwidth-intensive applications—like connecting data centers, increasing capacity on submarine cables, or building out 4G/5G wireless infrastructures—your network must be ready to adapt to changes. You need to get more out of your photonic line system. More scale. More density. More programmability. All while taking up less space.

The 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS) is a compact, simple-to-deploy, photonic layer solution that improves scalability, reduces footprint, and offers more flexibility and programmability. You can quickly react to unpredictable traffic requirements by easily scaling nodal connectivity and wavelength add/drop capacity with its highly dense ROADM and amplifier configurations. And with 6500 RLS, increasing fiber capacity with the L-band is just as easy as lighting the C-band—you get double the fiber capacity with no impact to existing, in-service C-band traffic.

TELECOMCAULIFFE offers the largest inventory of new and used multi-vendor telecom network products and data equipment. Providing critical spares and services to over 2000 customers in over 100 countries. All equipment provided is thoroughly tested to ensure it is in excellent working condition and is backed by PICS’ comprehensive warranty.

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Network applications

  • Easily provision or reconfigure services across a flexible ROADM-based network designed to support any generation coherent technology
  • Get massive scalability for your largest DCI deployments with an optimized C&L-band architecture
  • Improve photonic system performance with Raman amplification  by supporting longer spans, higher capacity, and/or greater reach
  • Reduce cost per bit with fixed-grid filters optimized for your choice of coherent optics
  • Accelerate deployments with an automated operational model
  • Reduce footprint with highly dense, compact form-factors that scale to cover your smallest and largest site
  • Simplify and automate wavelength turn-up and management
  • Improve network survivability with a field-proven, Layer 0 intelligent control plane
  • Rapidly adapt to problems, outages and other issues that could adversely affect your network’s performance
  • Eliminate the need for L-band upgrade amplifier site visits with an integrated C&L-band amplifier architecture
  • Easily expand into the L-band with no impact to existing, in-service C-band traffic by leveraging built-in ASE noise loading
  • Eliminate additional planning or engineering for L-band with stable, optimal performance intelligently maintained across the full life of the system

Features and benefits


Automate optical networking through a modern photonic line software architecture designed for deployments at scale


Access full efficiency benefits of the optical layer with operational simplicity and predictable performance


Efficiently scale to meet your highest capacity network requirements with an optimized, ultra-dense photonic layer


Conserve space by reducing footprint as much as 70 percent compared to traditional chassis-based systems, with a modular and compact form factor


Simplify deployment, operation, and troubleshooting with built-in tools like Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP), network auto-discovery, and real-time network monitoring and visibility


Double your fiber capacity with the simplest upgrade to L-band

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6500 Reconfigurable Line System

Automate optical network operations and connect at scale with a fully programmable, intelligent line system.

6500 D/S-Series

Meet diverse customer requirements from edge to core with flexible shelf configurations that help you streamline operations and optimize space and power to site-specific requirements.

6500 T-Series

Respond quickly to increasing end-user demands with on-demand connectivity, and scale to terabit switching so you can continually stay ahead of unpredictable customer demands with Ciena’s 6500 T-Series Packet Optical Platforms.

The Ciena 6500 Series includes

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