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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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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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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