Ciena’s high performance “model T” variant of it’s  widely deployed 6500 converged optical packet switch offers 1 Terabit switching per slot, and 24 Terabit capacity in a single chassis, while still offering the flexible packet/OTN (optical transport network) functionality, coherent photonics and reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) which has made the platform popular in the carrier market.

The Model T is available in 12 and 24 slot models and can scale to >100 Tb/s in multi-chassis nodal configuration.

In 2016 Verizon awarded an RFP to Ciena to address the 100G requirement in it’s m networks.