Ciena 5142 Service Aggregation Switch: a cost-effective solution for synchronisation dependent services

TXO stocks one of the largest selections of parts and components for the Ciena 5142 Service Aggregation Switch. We also offer a repair and refurbish service for many components within the Ciena 5142 range as well as offering ongoing help and advice for your existing Ciena 5142 network equipment.

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Availability and shipping for the Ciena 5142

Our selection of parts for the Ciena 5142 are available to order immediately, with quick lead times available on most components. Parts for the Ciena 5142 will usually be dispatched immediately on receipt of purchase order and delivered within 1-3 days in the UK and 3-5 days for international delivery


About the Ciena 5142 Service Aggregation Switch

The Ciena 5142 is a high density packet switch released by the Ciena corporation in 2013 as part of their E-Suite family of  aggregation switches which also included the Ciena 5160 packet switch. Designed to enable rapid service delivery, end user flexibility and scalability, whilst maintaining a reduced power and space footprint, the Ciena 5142 is a popular switch that benefits from low implementation costs.  

Featuring twenty 1GbE 100M/1000M SFP ports and four 1GbE/10GBE multi-rate SFP+ ports enabling users to tailor the gigabit aggregation cost to the individual needs of their business, the Ciena 5142 is a packet switch that delivers unparalleled levels of flexibility to network administrators helping them to manage their costs more effectively.

Capable of utilising Ethernet, Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and MPLS OAM support, this platform offers a complete synchronisation solution for operators wishing to run compact, dense metro access aggregation and Ethernet business services including E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access. This makes it perfect for businesses which want to maximise the profitability of their setup by combining multiple network connections into a single link.   

To further increase the profitability for network administrators, the Ciena 5142 is also able to utilise Ciena’s ‘Zero-touch provisioning’. A system which allows for device deployment, SLA performance testing, and system turn-up to be managed from the Network Operations Centre. This means on-site personnel and test equipment are no longer required, therefore speeding up the operator’s ability to conduct service roll-outs and upgrades. Zero-touch provisioning also enables engineers to more easily respond to network events and address issues remotely, therefore helping to minimise network downtime. 

Alongside the technical and service elements of this platform, the Ciena 5142 has many features that gives operators incredible flexibility when installing the unit. It can be deployed with either an AC or DC  power supply module, with two power ports for added redundancy.  The Ciena 5142 also keeps a minimal footprint and is rack mountable to allow for greater installation options. This combined makes the Ciena 5142 both service and utility smart. 


Ciena 5142 Service Aggregation Switch component list

At TXO we have an extensive range of refurbished products and parts for the Ciena 5142 Service Aggregation Switch available with fast delivery times. A list of some of the most popular products can be found below, but please contact us if the part you require is not listed.


Part NumberDescriptionHECI
170-5142-930 005(20) SFP,(4) 1G/10G SFP for Ciena 5142
5142CIENA 5142 24-PORT SWITCH 170-5142-930 100-240 VAC 24/48 VDC
130-5142-900 ISS1 MULTIW130-5142-900 ISS1 MULTIWLGTXBNAAAA
130-5142-930-ISS1Ciena 5142 METRO OC-48 TRANSCEIVERWMT7S0DBAA
170-5142-930-RKMTRackmount for Ciena 5142


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Repair capability for the Ciena 5142 Service Aggregation Switch

As part of the TXO mission to support the circular economy and to help minimise the environmental impact of telecoms across the supply chain, we offer an extensive and comprehensive third-party repair service which focuses on lifecycle management across a wide range of components for the Ciena 5142 Service Aggregation Switch, as well as other Ciena switches. 

Based out of our advanced engineering facilities in Solihull, our team of experienced system engineers have an in-depth knowledge of core telecom repairs including optical, IP and radio based technologies at circuit board level and conduct approximately 12,000 repairs each year. This ensures the businesses we work with can maintain optimum service levels and minimise disruption to their business. At TXO we are able to refurbish and restore many components for the Ciena E-Suite series of switches as well as assisting in the procurement of replacement parts as necessary. 

To help ensure the longevity of the repairs we carry out and the overall life of your Ciena 5142 switch, we will often conduct several pre-emptive repairs as part of the service we offer. By reconditioning and repairing parts which are susceptible to developing faults we can help prevent any future repairs by refurbishing parts before issues develop.  

For occasions where minimal downtime is required we also offer an advance replacement service for many Ciena 5142 parts, which allows us to deliver components to you in advance of a repair being carried out, allowing you to ensure that there is minimal disruption to your business. 

View a full list of the platforms we repair. Alternatively, contact us to discuss your individual needs. 


Technical Specifications for the Ciena 5142

For full details of the Ciena 5142 platform please view the full OEM datasheet which can be found here.


Dimensions17.5” (W) x 9.9” (D) x 1.75“(H);
444mm (W) x 252mm (D) x 44mm (H)
Weight12.8 lbs; 5.8kg (incl. 2 DC PSU’s)
Environmental characteristicsGR-63-CORE, Issue 4 – NEBS Level 3
GR-1089 Issue 6 – NEBS Level 3
GR-3108 Issue 2 Network Equipment in the
Outside Plant (OSP) Class 2
ETSI 300 019 Class 1.2, 2.2, 3.2
Operating Temperature:
-40°F to +149°F (-40°C to +65°C)
Storage Temperature:
-40°F to +158°F (-40°C to +70°C)
Relative Humidity:
5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Interfaces4 x 1/10G SFP+ ports
20 x 100M 1000M SFP ports
1 x 10/100/1000M RJ-45 Management Port
1 x Console Port (RJ-45, EIA-561)
16 x External Alarm Inputs
1 x RJ-45 sync input/output port
2 x SMB sync input/output ports
EthernetIEEE 802.3 Ethernet
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX via copper SFP
IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.3-2008 10-Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.1D MAC Bridges
IEEE 802.1Q VLANs - Including .1p Priority
IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging (Q-in-Q) VLAN full
S-VLAN range
VLAN tunneling (Q-in-Q) for Transparent LAN
Services (TLS)
Per-VLAN MAC Learning Control
Per-Port MAC Learning Control
Rapid / Multiple Spanning Tree (RSTP/MSTP)
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control
Protocol (LACP)
ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Rings Protection
Jumbo Frames to 9216 bytes
Layer 2 Control Frame Tunneling
Private Forwarding Groups
MEF CE 2.0 Compliant
E-Access: Access EPL, Access EVPL
E-Tree: EP-Tree, EVP-Tree
Carrier EthernetIEEE 802 1ag Connectivity Fault Management
IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)
IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol
ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring
RFC 2544 Performance Benchmarking Test
Generation and Reflection up to 1GE
ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet Service Activation Test
RFC 5618 TWAMP Responder and Receiver
TWAMP Sender
TWAMP +/- 1ms timestamp accuracy
Dying Gasp with Syslog and SNMP Traps


Please note, TXO is an independent retailer and has no affiliation with the Ciena Corporation or any of its associated companies.