Ribbon Communications

Ribbon Communications delivers communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally. They modernize networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today’s smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Ribbon’s innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, and agility, including core to edge software-centric solutions, cloud-native offers, leading-edge security and analytics tools, along with IP and optical networking solutions for 5G.

Dynamic and Secure Networking for a Digital Economy


Neptune Packet Networking – Delivers multiservice packet aggregation and transport based on Elastic MPLS and segment routing, for seamlessly evolving to new IP and 5G services.
Apollo Optical Networking – Delivers reconfigurable and programmable low-latency optical transport that simultaneously speeds up provisioning of new services while maximizing traffic throughput at the lowest cost per bit.
Muse Lifecycle Automation – Delivers complete lifecycle management and domain orchestration for underlying Neptune and Apollo networks, to speed up time to revenues, reduce TCO, and integrate into wider ecosystems.

Ribbon Networking

Apollo - Optical Transport with Packet Services

The Apollo product line provides state-of-the-art transparent and flexible DWDM and OTN transport with integrated packet switching capabilities. A modular architecture allows optimized solutions across access, metro, regional, and long-haul networks. Apollo combines high performance, low-latency OTN transport, and OTN switching with software configurable optical routing for maximum efficiency. Apollo is self-aware with intelligent reporting for efficient and SDN-ready operations. Apollo also provides deployment choice, whether as an integrated solution or as standalone subsystems for disaggregated multivendor solutions.

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Neptune - Packet Aggregation with Integrated Optics

The Neptune product line streamlines end-to-end service delivery by combining carrier grade service assurance, visibility, and control with efficient multiservice packet transport. Neptune offers converged support for Ethernet, MPLS, Segment Routing, FlexE, TDM, OTN, and WDM to provide a powerful, flexible solution for high-performance services. This is a perfect fit for operators looking for a multiservice aggregation platform. With TDM support, legacy services are easily migrated onto this platform and Elastic MPLS, SDN, NFV, and enhanced 8273.2 Class D timing capabilities make the Neptune platform ideal for 5G transport in a converged metro-transport environment.

Neptune IP Systems

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