6500 Family


The 6500 converges packet, OTN, and flexible WaveLogic Photonics in a single platform to streamline operations and optimize footprint, power, and capacity. And, with off-board software tools, you can automate services from creation through orchestration and delivery, boosting differentiation—and your bottom line.


Tailored to address enterprise business requirements at the edge, the 6500-D2 is a compact 2RU chassis that cost-effectively extend the flexibility and resiliency of the 6500 platforms from the core to the access.



Designed for modernized network applications, the 6500-D7/S8 configurations converge comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities with packet/OTN switching and an intelligent control plane for cost-effective delivery of services.



Designed for high-capacity networking, the 6500-S32 converges comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities with unconstrained hybrid packet/OTN switching and an intelligent control plane to maximize the bandwidth efficiency and flexibility of the overall network.


6500 T-Series

With the ability to scale to Terabit/s switching per slot and flexibly route wavelengths without restriction across any one of 16 paths, the programmable 6500-T12/T24 configurations enable service providers to efficiently distribute customizable content to their end-users and provide an on-demand, superior customer experience.


6500 Reconfigurable Line System

If you’re a network operator trying to manage bandwidth-intensive applications—like connecting data centers, modernizing MSO access networks, or building out 4G/5G wireless infrastructures—your network must become more adaptive. 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. It provides highly dense ROADM and amplifier configurations so you can quickly react to unpredictable traffic requirements by scaling nodal connectivity and wavelength add/drop capacity.