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2017

2017 BTR Diamond Technology Reviews

Waveserver Ai | D-NFV Solution

Ciena was recognized with two awards at the 2017 Diamond Technology Reviews for Waveserver Ai and our D-NFV Solution. The Diamond Technology Reviews identifies innovation in technology for the broadband cable industry, and rates each submission on a scale of 1 to 5 Diamonds based on the solution’s uniqueness, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

2017

2017 NGON & Optical DCI Awards

D-NFV Solution | Waveserver Ai

This year at the Next Generation Optical Networking and Optical DCI Awards, Ciena took home awards for ‘Best NFV Service Orchestration Implementation’ for Ciena’s D-NFV Solution, and ‘Best Optical Product - DCI/Short reach’ for Waveserver Ai. At NGON 2017, Ciena was the only vendor to take home multiple awards, and was selected by a panel of industry experts based on developing the most effective and innovative solutions for each respective category.

Ciena was recognized with two awards at the 2017 Diamond Technology Reviews for Waveserver Ai and our D-NFV Solution. The Diamond Technology Reviews identifies innovation in technology for the broadband cable industry, and rates each submission on a scale of 1 to 5 Diamonds based on the solution’s uniqueness, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

This year at the Next Generation Optical Networking and Optical DCI Awards, Ciena took home awards for ‘Best NFV Service Orchestration Implementation’ for Ciena’s D-NFV Solution, and ‘Best Optical Product - DCI/Short reach’ for Waveserver Ai. At NGON 2017, Ciena was the only vendor to take home multiple awards, and was selected by a panel of industry experts based on developing the most effective and innovative solutions for each respective category.

CRN 2017 Partner Program Guide

BizConnect Partner Program

For the third year in a row, Ciena has once again received the top honor of a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2017 Partner Program Guide for its BizConnect partner program. This category encompasses ‘vendors that support Solution Providers marketing efforts’.

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2017 Lightwave Innovation Reviews

WaveLogic Ai | WaveLogic Encryption

Ciena was acknowledged with two awards from the 2017 Lightwave Innovation awards; an panel of judges recognized Ciena's new WaveLogic Ai chipset with a perfect score of 5/5 stars in this year's Lightwave Innovation Reviews, and Ciena’s WaveLogic Encryption solution scoring a 3.5/5. In the 2017 reviews, only four products received a 5 star rating across the entire spectrum of categories reviewed, Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai chipset being one of them for the category of Optical Transport Platforms. The judges commended WaveLogic Ai, noting that “These industry leading capabilities are needed by end-users and we salute Ciena for bring the WaveLogic Ai solution to market”.

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I2A Silver Awards

Ciena is recognized for its holistic approach to customer experience receiving Qualtrics’ Insights to Action Award

This award acknowledges organizations that create better experiences through actionable insights to drive product innovation, customer devotion, employee engagement, and brand excellence.  With over 400 submissions this year Ciena was one of 21 companies to receive this honor.  Each entry was reviewed three times by a panel of industry experts who gave a composite score based on detail, quality and impact.

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Vodafone

Ciena wins Vodafone Enterprise Supplier of the Year for Outstanding Delivery and Performance 2016

Ciena commended for collaboration, expertise and technologies that harness Vodafone’s next-generation packet-optical network

Vodafone’s Supplier Awards recognise outstanding performance in supporting its continuous drive for operating efficiency and delivering greater benefits to its Enterprise customers. On December 14th Ciena received the award for ‘Enterprise supplier of the year for outstanding delivery and quality performance’, the first enterprise award of its kind; highlighting the joint partnership, collaboration and combined expertise and technologies that harness Vodafone’s next-generation packet-optical network.

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Telecom Asia Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards 2016

Ciena takes home Optical Network Innovation of the Year award for 6500 WaveLogic Encryption solution

Telecom Asia organizes the Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards to recognize the advancements and contributions of the industry’s top vendors from around the region. At the 9th annual Telecom Asia Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards, Ciena won Optical Network Innovation of the Year for the 6500 WaveLogic Encryption solution. Telecom Asia said the awards reflect the strength and diversity of innovation in the Asia Pacific. Voting was open to Telecom Asia’s online subscriber base of service providers in early October.

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BTR’s Diamond Technology Reviews 2016

Ciena awarded with two top tier ratings from 2016 Diamond Technology Reviews.

Ciena received two of the highest Diamond ratings from Broadband Technology Report’s 2016 Diamond Technology Reviews. Ciena’s Waveserver received a 4.5 diamond rating, praised for notable performance that provides clear and substantial benefits, along with the 3906mvi Service Virtualization Switch, which received a 5 Diamond rating for groundbreaking innovation and new levels of performance. Only two 5 Diamond ratings were awarded to products that ‘set new standards for performance and provide groundbreaking and new technical milestones’. For more information see here.

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MEF Excellence Awards 2016

Ciena’s Blue Planet Wins “Third Network Proof of Concept” Award

For the first time at MEF16, the organization presented an award for the proof of concept (PoC) that ‘best demonstrates an implementation of agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services’. Of the fourteen demonstrations at MEF16, Ciena’s Blue Planet, along with collective partners Century Link and RAD, took home this first-time award. This was the first public demonstration of Ciena’s newly announced 3906mvi x86 Server Module and D-NFVI Software, which specializes in addressing challenges associated with Distributed NFV deployments, while working cohesively with Blue Planet.

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Global Telecoms Innovation Awards 2016

Ciena and Aqua Comms recognized for AE connect in the Fixed Infrastructure Innovation category

The Global Telecoms Business Telecoms Innovation & Technology Awards are presented for innovative projects by operators and vendors in the telecoms industry. Aqua Comms and Ciena were recognized for AEConnect, a high-capacity subsea system specifically designed for web-scale providers. Aqua Comms AEConnect is a new trans-Atlantic subsea cable system spanning more than 5,500 km from New York to the West Coast of Ireland to Dublin, London and into Europe.

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Waveserver earns "Panel's Special Prize" in the Carrier/ISP Network category

Interop Tokyo 2016

With more than 300 IT companies and organizations represented, Ciena’s Waveserver was presented with the “Panel’s Special Prize” in the Carrier/ISP Network Category on June 7 at Interop Tokyo 2016 – Japan’s largest network and service exhibit.

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2016 Utilities Technology Council (UTC) Awards

Ciena’s 6500 wins 2016 Impact Award for Hardware Product of the Year

The UTC Awards pay tribute to the critical role of information and communications technologies in delivering essential energy and water services to communities throughout the world. At the 2016 awards Ciena took home the Impact Award for Hardware Product of the Year, which honors the UTC Associate Member Organizations making a great impact on the industry through an innovative and proven solution.

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CRN 2016 Partner Program Guide

Ciena’s BizConnect Partner Program receives 5 stars

Ciena’s BizConnect partner program has been recognized as one of the industry’s best, receiving a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2016 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the go-to listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel and the 5-Star rating is the highest attainable grade.

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Lightwave Innovation Awards 2016

Ciena’s 5430 Packet-Optical Platform and Waveserver receive 4.5 out of 5 stars

The Lightwave Innovation Awards review and recognize optical communications technology, rating each entry on a scale of 0 to 5, the 5-star rating indicating an innovative new product that raises the bar for performance standards. Both the Waveserver Platform for data center interconnect (DCI) and 5430 Packet-Optical Platforms achieved a 4.5 rating, making them superb products that “set new standards for performance and provide groundbreaking and new technical milestones.” A panel of judges—each subject matter experts and influential network operators across the industry—selected this year’s winners.

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2015 Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice Awards

Ciena’s Waveserver wins Data Center Innovation 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 region. At the 2015 awards Ciena’s Waveserver Data Center Interconnect Platform was recognized as the Data Center Innovation of the Year. 

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2015 MEF GEN 15’ Excellence Awards

Ciena named ‘Vendor of the Year’ and ‘LSO Solution Provider of the Year’

 

Ciena named ‘Vendor of the Year’ and ‘LSO Solution Provider of the Year’
The MEF’s Excellence Awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in both the global Carrier Ethernet and emerging Third Network community. In 2015, Ciena was honored with the MEF’s Vendor of the Year award that recognizes the company’s contributions to the industry’s shift to on-demand networking. Additionally, Ciena’s Blue Planet was distinguished with the LSO Solution Service Provider of the Year award.

Ciena named ‘Vendor of the Year’ and ‘LSO Solution Provider of the Year’The MEF’s Excellence Awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in both the global Carrier Ethernet and emerging Third Network community. In 2015, Ciena was honored with the MEF’s Vendor of the Year award that recognizes the company’s contributions to the industry’s shift to on-demand networking. Additionally, Ciena’s Blue Planet was distinguished with the LSO Solution Service Provider of the Year award.

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2015 Telecoms.com Awards

Ciena, Ericsson and Telstra come together to win ‘Fixed Network Innovation’ award

Joining Telstra and Ericsson at the 2015 Telecoms.com Awards ceremony in London, Ciena jointly accepted an industry innovation award in the category of Fixed Network Innovation.  This category focused on ground-breaking technical achievement and projects which have pushed the boundaries of fixed network efficiency and functionality. 

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2015 Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition

5430 wins in ‘Wireline - Core/Transport’ category

Ciena’s 5430 Packet-Optical Platform received the 2015 Fierce Innovation Award: Telecom Edition in the Wireline Core/Transport category. The 5430 makes hybrid packet OTN switching networks highly scalable, efficient and agile, paving the way toward virtualized, SDN-based architectures.  The award comes from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable.

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2015 Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition

8700 Packetwave Platform wins in ‘Smart Grid Managed Services’ category

The Fierce Innovation Awards:  Energy Edition is an industry awards program from the publisher of Smart Grid News. Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform, specifically designed to address the dynamic traffic patterns and scalability associated with smart grids running across metro networks, received top honors in the Smart Grid Managed Services category.

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Broadband Technology Report- Diamond Technology Reviews 2015

Small Cells Big Scale: Ciena’s 3905 achieves 4-star status with BTR Award

 

Small Cells Big Scale: Ciena’s 3905 achieves 4-star status with BTR Award
Announced in February 2015, Ciena’s 3905 Service Delivery Switch was awarded 4 out of 5 diamonds from Broadband Technology Report’s Diamond Technology Reviews. Ciena’s 3905 is a GbE-capable environmentally hardened platform that comes packed with deployment flexibility and simplicity features squarely in mind allowing for a market hungry to find an economical solution for wide-scale outdoor small cell mobile backhaul wholesale services. For more information see here.

Small Cells Big Scale: Ciena’s 3905 achieves 4-star status with BTR AwardAnnounced in February 2015, Ciena’s 3905 Service Delivery Switch was awarded 4 out of 5 diamonds from Broadband Technology Report’s Diamond Technology Reviews. Ciena’s 3905 is a GbE-capable environmentally hardened platform that comes packed with deployment flexibility and simplicity features squarely in mind allowing for a market hungry to find an economical solution for wide-scale outdoor small cell mobile backhaul wholesale services. 

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CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide

Ciena’s BizConnect program awarded 5 out of 5 stars

Ciena has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide. This annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

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Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards 2015

Product of the Year - 8700 Packetwave Platform

The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards “recognize and honor companies making the biggest difference in the field of energy, environmental, and sustainability management.” Winning the Product of the Year award stands to cement the 8700 platform’s commitment to making cloud computing and data centers more energy efficient across the board. As one of the judges of the contest stated, “Great concept. It is clear that Ciena addresses the energy needs of a market that is going to get more important on a worldwide level, and thus the savings it brings will become more and more significant.”

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Lightwave Innovation Awards 2015

Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform receives 4.5 out of 5 stars

The Lightwave Innovation Awards review and recognize optical communications technology, rating each entry on a scale of 0 to 5, the 5-star rating indicating an innovative new product that raises the bar for performance standards. For Ciena, the 4.5 rating makes it one such superb product, one that “provides groundbreaking and new technical milestones.”

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2015 Frost and Sullivan’s Best Practices Award

Ciena Receives 2015 Latin American Optical Networks Equipment Company of the Year Award

Based on its analysis of the optical networking industry in 2015, Frost & Sullivan recognized Ciena with the 2015 Latin America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in devising a strong growth strategy and robustly implementing it. The award recognizes that WaveLogic Photonics Coherent Select addresses service provider’s need for higher bandwidth to serve a larger number of users.

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