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  • How can I monetize my network?

    Using a structured design and analytical approach can help service providers fully monetize their networks in the cloud era. See how Ciena can help.

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  • What is the impact of 5G?

    5G mobile networks will significantly affect both the wireless and wireline side of the global network infrastructure, as airborne bits jump to and from terrestrial wireline networks....

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  • How can Ciena help secure my network?

    Optical encryption is a means of securing in-flight data in the transport layer of the network as it is carried over optical waves across fiber-optic cables.

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  • Is there a difference between Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet?

    Carrier Ethernet (CE) is built on Ethernet technology, which is universally popular and economical. CE’s enhanced Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities and superior resilience make it ideal for both enterprises and carriers.

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  • Where can I test my custom network application?

    Ciena’s Emulation Cloud™ is a cloud-based software development environment designed to help users create customized applications.

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  • How can I get training on Ciena products and technology?

    Ciena Learning Solutions promises innovative, relevant and cost-effective education supporting the practical application of emerging technologies.

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  • What does Ciena do?

    Ciena provides rewarding experiences that result in exceptional outcomes—for you, and for your end-users. As a network strategy and technology company, we apply technology in the context of your world—working to activate your agenda and make a meaningful difference.

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  • What is an API?

    APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications that specify how software components and services shall interact. They’re also used when designing Graphical User Interface (GUI) components. Useful APIs make it easier to develop an application by providing all the required building blocks.

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  • What is CORD?

    The objective of CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Data center) is to replace the proprietary infrastructure of the traditional central office with open software and commoditized hardware building blocks.

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  • What is DCI?

    Data Center Interconnect (DCI) technology connects two or more data centers together over short, medium or long distances using high-speed packet-optical connectivity.

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  • What is Mobile Backhaul?

    Mobile Backhaul (MBH) is the process of connecting cell site air interfaces to wireline networks, which are subsequently connected to data centers that host the content and applications accessed by mobile users—both human and machine.

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  • What is mobile fronthaul?

    Mobile fronthaul involves the movement of data and voice from a cell site Remote Radio Head (RRH) to a centralized Baseband Unit (BBU), which then connects to the Mobile Telephone Switching Office (MTSO).

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  • What is MPLS-TP?

    MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) is a packet transport technology that can be used to salvage passive communication in a communications network, using IP routing to discover network topology....

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  • What is OTN?

    Also commonly called ‘digital wrapper,’ OTN—or Optical Transport Networking—is a next-generation, industry-standard protocol that provides an efficient and globally accepted way to multiplex different services onto optical light paths.

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  • What is small cell?

    Small Cell is a growing technology that enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to deploy sites in strategic locations offering smaller coverage with higher capacities, using licensed and unlicensed wireless spectrum.

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