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Episode 5: #Ciena25: Reflections on the company's 25 year history
Nov. 8, 2017 | 41:14

2017 marks Ciena’s 25th anniversary – November 8 to be exact. In this episode, veteran telecom reporter Carol Wilson speaks with Gary Smith, Ciena’s long-time CEO; Steve Alexander, Ciena’s CTO, and Steve Chaddick, one of the company’s co-founders, about Ciena’s history and plans for the future.

Episode 4: Why Cyber Security Matters To The Network Operator
Oct. 25, 2017 | 28:04

These days, many prominent businesses have reported being victims of high-profile hacks from the financial sector to Internet search engines. This is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and now couldn’t be a better time for a refresher course on the threats to today’s infrastructure as well as the importance of a holistic security program.

Episode 3: Submarine Networks
Sep. 25, 2017 | 21:54

Contrary to popular belief, satellites account for a miniscule part of keeping the world connected. Submarine networks do the heavy lifting—all from the depths of the ocean floors.

Episode 2: Back to School
Aug. 23, 2017 | 24:15

Today, we’re talking about digital education in general – how schools can provide it, the tech investments they need to make to support it, and how to find available public and private resources to fund the investments, including E-Rate.

Episode 1: The Road to 5G is Paved with Good Fiber
July 17, 2017 | 28:13

Nothing demonstrates our dependence on mobile connectivity quite like the long summer vacation from school. How else are parents going to entertain angst kids on the long trip to grandma’s house?

About The Ciena Network Insights Podcast

It’s well understood that we’ll be looking at system overload of our global networks due to increasing IoT traffic, emerging 4K and 8K video, and VR applications. To keep up and avoid hitting critical mass, networks have to work smarter, not harder. Tune into our Network Insights podcast each month for an in-depth discussion on the different ways these bandwidth killers force networks to push the boundaries of programmability and intelligence, and meet the innovators and thinkers who are building the infrastructure for our future.

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