OFC 2017 attendees at the Los Angeles Convention Center can not only learn more about Ciena®'s (NYSE: CIEN) latest networking and software innovations, but also ‘rock out’ with its award-winning band, OTN Speedwagon.  A former winner of the FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands in 2013, the group is comprised of 11 employees from around the world with a variety of roles in the company and a love of music. 

Additionally, Ciena experts will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate how Ciena is redefining the way networks are built to prepare for the next wave of bandwidth growth. At its booth (#2146) and Innovation Lab, a big rig truck fully equipped with the latest next-generation networking innovations, Ciena will show how its industry-leading portfolio supports the shift to high-capacity, automated networks for today’s on-demand world by:

  • Dramatically improving transport economics with twice the capacity across any distance via WaveLogic Ai coherent optics, shown for the first time in both the 6500 and Waveserver Ai platforms; 
  • Increasing network agility and operational efficiencies with a single, integrated, lifecycle network and service management system for Ciena domains using Ciena’s Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP)
  • Accelerating innovation and solution integration via Ciena’s Emulation Cloud virtual lab simulators; 
  • Providing simple, scalable, flexible data center interconnect with Ciena's Waveserver

Key Events and Speaking Sessions:

March 19th

March 20th

March 21st 

  • 6:30 p.m. – OTN Speedwagon will perform at the OFC conference reception.

March 22nd

March 23rd

For a full list of speaking sessions please visit http://www.ciena.com/next-steps/events/ofc-2017/

About Ciena
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a network strategy and technology company. We translate best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch, consultative business model – with a relentless drive to create exceptional experiences measured by outcomes. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com.

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