Ciena Awards and Recognitions

2015 Telecom Asia’s Readers Choice Awards 2014

Ciena Wins SDN/NFV Innovation Award of the Year

During the 17th annual Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards, hosted by Telecom Asia, Ciena won the SDN/NFV Innovation of the Year award for our Agility software portfolio.  The Telecom Asia awards, of which Ciena has been a frequent award winner for some of our other products, are voted on by the publication’s readers.  The short list of finalists is picked by the editors of Telecom Asia, with support from a team of analysts.

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2015 Carrier Network Virtualization Awards 2014

Ciena Wins SDN Innovation Award of the Year

At the 2014 Carrier Network Virtualization conference, Ciena’s Agility software portfolio took home the SDN Innovation of the Year award.  The SDN Innovation award “aims to recognize a truly commendable company making a significant impact in the SDN industry, providing best practice for existing and future SDN players and setting an inspirational standard for the industry to follow.” Judges for the awards were a panel of recognized industry analysts from Infonetics and Ovum, among others.

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2015 2014 Fierce Innovation Award

Ciena Wins Fierce Innovation Award for 8700

Ciena's 8700 Packetwave Platform, unveiled in  June with a focus on coupling high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and 100GbE aggregation and switching with our industry-renowned 100G WaveLogic coherent optics, received the  2014 Fierce Innovation Award in the core/transport category.  The Fierce Innovation Award comes from the folks that give you Fierce Telecom and other related publications.

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2014 Broadband Technology Report- Diamond Technology Reviews

Ciena Ciena Wins 5-Diamond and Innovation Award for 8700 Packetwave Platform

“Ciena’s recently unveiled 8700 Packetwave Platform has just been given the highest rating possible by a group of some of the most influential names in the Cable MSO industry. As part of BTR's Diamond Technology Reviews, now in its ninth year, Ciena’s 8700 was given a top rating of 5 Diamonds, the only product out of 52 submitted to achieve this score. In addition, the 8700 was also named this year's Diamond Technology Reviews Innovation Award Winner, given to the product that best demonstrates a game-changing technology.”

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2014 Cable Spotlight Product of the Year

For 5160 Service Aggregation Switch

Ciena’s 5160 Service Aggregation Switch has been named a 2014 Cable Spotlight Product of the Year award winner. This program highlights the most innovative cable technology solutions of 2014. Ciena’s MEF-certified 5160 changes the economics of 10GbE services, aggregating huge data flows while meeting strict SLA requirements, making it well-suited to Ciena’s cable customers. With the 5160, Ciena is facilitating this transition to 10GbE by providing a solution with unmatched financial and operational benefits. This platform represents a valuable new tool for MSOs and other service providers looking to increase their share of the wholesale mobile backhaul market.

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