ACX6000 Line of Universal Metro Routers

The ACX6000 line of Universal Metro Routers supports evolving metro network architectures, extending operational intelligence from the service provider edge to the access network. It provides a bridge between packet optical transport and the IP/MPLS networking layer, collapsing both domains into a simpler, seamless, multilayer solution.

The ACX6000 line addresses a wide range of use cases including Ethernet business services, residential services, mobile backhaul, and enterprise applications. Options include:

  • ACX6360: Optimized for disaggregated and open-line architectures that combines packet-optical convergence, 100 GbE client interfaces, and 100/200 Gbps line-side interfaces
  • ACX6160: Provides Open ROADM-compliant transponder support for packet-optical applications.

As a multichannel transponder, the ACX6160 supports eight quad small form-factor pluggable QSFP28 100GbE/OTU4 client interfaces and four 100 Gbps/200 Gbps CFP2-DCO line-side interfaces. 

Key Features

  • Converged IP-optical transport
  • Up to 20 100GbE client interfaces
  • Up to 8 100/200GbE DWDM interfaces
  • Open ROADM-compliant version available


Features + Benefits

IP-Optical Convergence

Combine a full IP/MPLS stack with secure packet optical transport convergence. Maintain a single, multilayer management view of metro, cloud connect, and DAA deployments in a 1 U platform.

High Port Density, High-Performance Transport

Use up to 20x 100GbE (QSFP28) pluggable client interfaces and up to 8x 100G/200G CFP2-DCO coherent DWDM pluggable interfaces capable of supporting 100G QPSK, 200G 8QAM, and 16QAM modulation options.

Standards-Compliant Security

Extend pervasive security across IP and optical transport with inline MACsec encryption, without adding latency.

Flexible Design

Retain architectural flexibility with transport or router configuration options for muxponder like pass-through connection of client to line-side interfaces, or IP/MPLS any-to-any interface LSR routing.

Disaggregated and Open-Line System

Combine open-line system performance with disaggregated control design for enhanced update flexibility and service continuity.


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ACX 6000 Universal Routing

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Front with top view of ACX Series 6160 Router


The ACX6000 1U routers offer a dense solution for converging IP and optical transport. They provide Open ROADM-compliant transponder functionality for metro, cloud connect, and distributed access architecture (DAA)/R-PHY deployments.

Technical Features
  • Converged IP-optical transport
  • Up to 20 100GbE client interfaces
  • Up to 8 100/200GbE DWDM interfaces
  • Open ROADM-compliant version available


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Front with Top view of ACX Series 710 Router


The ACX710 1U router is a hardened multiservice solution that delivers the performance, capacity, and features needed to provide universal metro access and aggregation services. It offers a high-density, cost-optimized metro solution in a compact footprint.

Technical Features
  • Hardened platform with 320-Gbps switching capacity 
  • MEF 3.0-certified
  • 24 1/10GbE ports
  • 4 40/100GbE ports
Front with Top view of ACX Series 5448 Router


The ACX5400 Series of 1U routers provide power-efficient metro aggregation and support full IP/MPLS functionality. They deliver the performance required for efficient 1/10GbE-to-100GbE metro aggregation, MACsec security, and packet-optical convergence.

Technical Features
  • Up to 48 1GbE or 10GbE ports
  • Up to 6 100GbE ports
  • MEF 3.0-certified
  • MACsec encryption
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