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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.


BTR’s Diamond Technology Reviews 2016

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

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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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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