Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) will showcase its converged packet optical, packet networking and software solutions, all elements of its OPⁿ® network architecture, in Booth #D10 during Futurecom 2014, scheduled for October 13th -16th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A recent Ciena and IDC survey found that 80 percent of Latin American corporate IT leaders expect their organizations’ connectivity needs to double during the next 24 months. Ciena will showcase and demonstrate how it is helping carriers in the region to transform their networks into programmable, on-demand and service-aware platforms for continual service innovation to support this demand. Ciena executives and technical experts will also present in a number of speaking sessions throughout the event.

Booth (#D10) Highlights:

  • Ciena executives will be on hand to discuss the company’s:
    • Agility software portfolio of open SDN and NFV software that supports the delivery of virtualized, on-demand network services and functions. Including an OpenDaylight-based multilayer SDN controller for the WAN and an initial set of four network applications, Agility leverages advanced, real-time analytics to help network operators provision multi-vendor networks, ensure maximum efficiency and resiliency, and rapidly create and deploy virtualized services at lower cost.
    • 8700 Packetwave Platform that enables network operators to scale their networks in support of ‘on-demand’ applications such as cloud services, streaming video, and content distribution which continue to drive demand for 10GbE/100GbE services. 
  • Ciena will demonstrate the value and ease-of-use of Ciena’s V-WAN, an SDN-based network resource broker and service scheduling application that enables on-demand Ethernet and optical service delivery. A key element of the Agility portfolio, V-WAN virtualizes the network and enables flexible, just-in-time allocation of network resources to the users and applications that need it. A feature that could help large venues, like stadiums, support the demand for additional bandwidth only when and where they need it. 

Speaking Sessions:

October 14 

  • 10:50 a.m. – Hector Silva, chief technology officer and strategic sales leader for CALA at Ciena, will present “How Software Can Help You Monetize and Optimize Your Network by Transforming it into a Programmable Asset.”
  • 4:00 p.m. – John Hawkins, senior director of product and technical marketing at Ciena, will participate in the panel “SDN: Using the Network in a Flexible and Intelligent Way.”

October 15 

  • 12:40 p.m. John Hawkins, senior director of product and technical marketing at Ciena, will present on “How Cloud Computing Is Disrupting the Metro Networks, and What Network Operators Need to Do About it.”
  • 4:40 p.m. Francois Locoh-Donou, senior vice president, global products group at Ciena, will participate in a panel on “How Technology Will Be Driven by the New Digital Lifestyle.” 

About Ciena
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment  with its OPn architecture for next-generation networks. We enable a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment. For updates on Ciena news, follow us on Twitter @Ciena or on LinkedIn Investors are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website at, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, and other announcements. From time to time we exclusively post material information to this website along with other disclosure channels that we use.

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