Ciena Awards and Recognitions

2014 Light Reading’s Leading Lights Awards

Best New Product - Telecom

This year at the Big Telecom Event in Chicago, Ciena’s WaveLogic Photonics received the award for Best New Product in the Telecom category, beating out almost a dozen other candidates to take home the trophy. The award was part of Light Reading’s 10th annual Leading Lights awards. The award for Best New Product in the Telecom category focused on “the company that has developed a potentially market-leading product that, through engineering and technical excellence, enables the deployment of profitable next-generation telecom services.” Ciena’s WaveLogic Photonics, unveiled in March, expands on Ciena’s widely deployed WaveLogic 3 coherent chipset to significantly improve visibility, control and programmability of packet optical networks.

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2013 Telecom Asia Readers Choice Award

Ciena wins Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year

Each year Telecom Asia organizes the Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards to recognize the advancements and contributions of the industry’s top vendors from around the Asia-Pacific region. This year Ciena took home the award for Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year for our E-Suite-enabled 5160 service aggregation switch and our Carrier Ethernet deployment project at AAPT in Australia.  The 5160 and its little bother the 5142 were just unveiled a few months ago as true game-changers for the deployment of 10GbE services in the metro. For this year’s awards, the editors of Telecom Asia -- with support from a team of a dozen analysts -- narrowed down the 174 nominations in 17 categories to a shortlist of 69 finalists that were then voted on by the pub’s online subscriber base.

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2013 World Communications Awards

Ciena wins Innovation Award

Ciena’s GeoMesh solution brought home the 2013 Innovation Award during the World Communications Awards gala event. In its 15th year, the World Communications Awards celebrate organizations and individuals responsible for the innovations that underpin our industry and will carry it through into a brighter future. Awards are made in several categories and are voted on by a panel of 15 judges that represented a wide range of influential industry analysts, consultants and enterprise IT leaders. The judges said GeoMesh’s capability to deploy simpler, more resilient high-capacity submarine optical links will be an important contribution to the improvement of international internet connectivity.

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2013 Broadband Technology Report Diamond Technology Award

Ciena Wins 4-Diamond Award for 5160 and 5142 Service Aggregation Switches

Broadband Technology Report (BTR) has awarded a four-diamond score to Ciena's new 5160 and 5142 Service Aggregation Switches as part of its Diamond Technology Reviews program. This is the third consecutive year Ciena has earned a 4-diamond score for a packet networking product (3931 in 2011; 3902 in 2012). Scores are determined by an independent panel of MSO engineering experts, including representatives from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, and Charter.  Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

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2013 AT&T Supplier Award Winner

Ciena Honored by AT&T as Outstanding Supplier

Commitment to excellence over the past year earned Ciena recognition as a 2013 AT&T Supplier Award winner for its support of affiliates of AT&T, one of the world's leading data, voice, wireless and Internet services providers. Ciena was one of only six suppliers to receive the 2013 AT&T Supplier Award for its work in helping AT&T deliver outstanding service to its customers during the past year. Ciena was recognized for its contributions across a broad scope of criteria including creative cost management solutions, teamwork, customer service, product/service performance, sustainability, and supplier diversity results.

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