Ciena Awards and Recognitions

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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AT&T 2012 Supplier Diversity Crystal Award

Ciena Honored by AT&T with Supplier Diversity Award

In July 2013, AT&T presented the AT&T 2012 Supplier Diversity Crystal Award to a select group of Prime Suppliers who attained and/or exceeded 21.5 percent diversity utilization in 2012.  Ciena was selected as a recipient of the award, which is exemplary of our commitment to collaborating with our customers, suppliers and the local communities alongside of AT&T. Notably, the award recognizes our performance which contributed to AT&T exceeding its diversity spend target for its Prime Supplier program.

2013 Cable Spotlight Product of the Year Award

For 3902 Service Delivery Switch

One of Ciena’s smallest form factor products, the 3902 Service Delivery Switch, was named as a 2012 Cable Spotlight Product of the Year Award Winner. Measuring under 6”x6” in size and weighing only half a pound, the 3902 can almost fit in your pocket.  Given its ultra-small form factor, this Ethernet Business Services demarcation device can be discreetly placed just about anywhere on the customer premises. The 3902 offers a single port 10/100/1000Base-TX UNI, and a Gigabit Ethernet NNI with a variety of pluggable interface options for the flexibility to accommodate native Ethernet, Ethernet over TDM (T1/T3), and emerging EPON applications.  The 3902 also supports Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) EPL, EVPL, and E-LAN service definitions.

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2013 Next Generation Optical Networking Award

Best Optical Submarine Product - GeoMesh

This year at the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking Conference in Monaco, Ciena’s GeoMesh solution walked away with an award for “Best Optical Submarine Product.” What makes this new award unique is that GeoMesh is not so much a single product as it is a complete solution that changes the way submarine cable networks are built. GeoMesh allows network operators to view their submarine and terrestrial networks as a single end-to-end optical network from PoP-to-PoP, with wet and dry fiber in between, which yields significant capital and operational benefits. It’s the second year in a row that Ciena has taken home a Next Generation Optical Networking Award from the event, as last year Ciena’s WaveLogic 3 won for Best 100G Optical Product.

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