Ciena expands 8100 router range

Created October 25, 2022
Technologies and Products

Ciena has launched the 8190 Coherent Aggregation Router (pictured), offering 14.4 Tbps, 400G using high-capacity next-gen metro architecture. Ciena says it is the company’s the most scalable router to date, enabling customers to build 36 ports of 400G in 2RU. It adds six times more bandwidth with no extra footprint to the 8100 family. The 8190 joins the three 2.4 Tbps coherent aggregation routers – the 8110, 8112, and 8114 which were brought to market over the last couple of years.

While the 8190 offers nine times increase on the number of 400G coherent ports, some designs also need to balance capacity from 100 Gbps to 400 Gbps rates, so the device is compatible with Ciena’s  WaveLogic™ 5 Nano 100G-400G coherent pluggables, supporting 400ZR, 400ZR+ as well as enhanced performance modes for extended reach to address the full gamut of application requirements.

Any-to-any 100/200/400G Metro and WAN Connectivity













The 8190 also uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver a 70% improvement in power efficiency and 75% improvement in footprint compared to previous-generation products. In addition, as converged architectures require converged operations, the unit achieves IP/Optical convergence with programmable API-driven management driven by multi-layer operations, courtesy of Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan domain controller provides integrated planning and analytics. (Images: Ciena)

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.