Optical Networking


Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)

Cisco DWDM solutions deliver massive scale, touchless programmability, and ease of use.


Network Convergence System 2000 (NCS 2000)

  • Colorless, Omni-directional, Flex Spectrum ROADM
  • Superior 100G port density
  • Multi-Layer Programmability

ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP)

  • Delivers any service type to any network location
  • Widely deployed across service provider, enterprise, and government customers
  • Features 2- to 8-degree reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADM)
  • Supports colorless and omnidirectional ROADM for touchless programmability
  • Excels in metro, regional, and long haul applications

Cisco ONS 15216 Series

  • Complete suite of passive components for use in DWDM networks
  • Minimizes loss, latency, and cost for simplified data center interconnect applications
  • Complements ONS 15454 MSTP ROADM configurations with passive add and drop
  • Supports up to 96 channels in the C-band

Packet Optical Transport Systems

Cisco Packet Optical Transport Systems bring transport ease of use to packet networks, and support multilayer network convergence.


Network Convergence System 4000 (NCS 4000)

  • DWDM, OTN, and Packet in one converged platform
  • Support for multi-chassis and back-to-back configurations
  • Full In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
  • Superior simplification in service management, turn-up, and monitoring

Cisco Carrier Packet Transport (CPT) System

  • Unifies both packet and transport with MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP)
  • Ideal for service providers who want to add services and improve delivery
  • Supports MPLS-TP, Ethernet, OTN, and DWDM in a single system
  • Exceptionally high GE/10 GE port density per rack unit


The Cisco SONET / SDH portfolio covers access, metro, and core solutions, while integrating DWDM and packet functions.


ONS 15454 Series Multiservice Provisioning Platforms (MSPP)

  • Ideal MSPP for voice, video, and data
  • Supports and optimizes next-generation transport networks
  • Supports aggregation and transport of services, from DS-1 to OC-192
  • Flexible, multirate, small form-factor pluggable (SFP)-based) Ethernet and optical modules
Product Small Photo


  • Multiservice Switching Platform (MSSP) simplifies bandwidth management
  • Ideal for service providers integrating metro core and metro edge networks
  • Provides network availability, serviceability, software, and management
  • Supports all metro topologies, including point-to-point, rings, and mesh

Cisco ONS 15300 Series

  • Portfolio of SONET/SDH multiservice provisioning platforms (MSPPs)
  • Ideal for service providers seeking to offer differentiating services
  • Supports Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100 Ethernet, DS1/ E1, and DS3/E3 services
  • Applications include wideband digital cross-connect system functionality

Optical Network Management

Cisco offers an easily managed, next-generation optical network, with vendor-neutral, business-ready features.


Cisco Prime Optical

  • End-to-end management solution for Packet Optical Transport networks
  • Maintains an efficient and productive optical infrastructure managing fault, configuration, performance, and security
  • Powerful GUI-based management system that simplifies complex provisioning tasks
  • Significantly reduces the length of the network maintenance window, and cuts operating expenses

Optical Networking

Improve service delivery and increase revenue.

View All Products

Improve Services Delivery

Learn about the new Cisco Carrier Packet Transport (CPT) System.

Read More