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Trend Spotting: 5 Technology Trends for the CALA Region

Hector Silva, Ciena's CTO for Latin America, highlights five key trends he sees for network operators in the CALA region.

Observations from the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress

Priya Natarajan details her trip with her Ciena teammates to the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Germany, where she heard great sessions, saw SDN interop demos, and got a taste of German beer.

Transport SDN interop: a Q&A with Lyndon Ong

We talk to Lyndon Ong about the OIF and ONF demonstration of Transport SDN that took place at 5 carrier laboratories worldwide and involved 9 different optical switching vendors.

The $9B Market Opportunity for On-Demand Services

Just how big is the on-demand services opportunity for service providers? Based on our calculations and various industry estimates, we put the potential size of the on-demand Optical and Ethernet services market at ......

Packaged meals and the packaged NFV ecosystem

Network operators today have significant room to improve their productivity by using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to shorten the time it takes to introduce new value-added services in the marketplace.

Ciena 8700: The new CE2.0 Certified kid on the block

Ciena’s new 8700 Packetwave Platform, with its mix of energy efficiency, port density, and small footprint for metro Ethernet aggregation, is now Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum.

In the Lab with Ciena’s 6200 platform

Get a first-hand look at the Ciena's 6200 Packet-Optical Platform with Helen Xenos from our Ottawa R&D labs.

Big Data and The Channel

After hitting the 30-year mark in the telecom industry, Ian Harris takes a look back, and a look forward, at the innovations that revolutionized our industry.

Ciena’s Optical Encryption technology goes global

Ciena's latest optical encryption capabilities were on display this week at the GLIF 2014 Conference in New Zealand, where an encrypted 4K video stream was transported 30,000km to the U.S. and back.

The new OPNFV group: What it means for the future of NFV and why Ciena joined

Today the Linux Foundation announced OPNFV, an open source software initiative to accelerate industry adoption of NFV. So what's the role of this new NFV group and how Ciena will participate?

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