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The 8700 is specifically optimized for 10GbE to 100GbE switching and aggregation, allowing you to deliver higher rate ports, services, and connections to meet market demands. It starts at 800 Gb/s and scales to a massive 6.8 Tb/s—just what you need to gain a competitive advantage as the dynamics of metro and regional networks shift.

Space is limited and expensive so the 8700 is available in fully modular 4-slot and 10-slot variants. It also provides multiple port configurations with 1GbE/10GbE/40GbE/100GbE and coherent 100G DWDM OTN-based ports with up to 680 Gb/s per slot.

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Exceptional 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE density to address space constraints
Flexible port configurations up to 300 x 1GbE, 300 x 10GbE, 80 x 40GbE, 20x 100G DWDM, or 60 x 100GbE
Low power consumption to keep operating expenses in check
Multiple configuration options with fully modular 4-slot or 10-slot chassis variants
MEF CE 2.0-certified for E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access for improved service offerings; E-Line and E-Access up to and including 100GbE
Hardware-assisted packet OAM capabilities for guaranteed SLA differentiation
Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) for rapid, secure, and error-free turn-up of packet services
Ciena’s Blue Planet MCP multi-layer provisioning support for end-to-end network management control and planning
Integrated Service Activation Testing capabilities

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