#Ciena25: The Story Behind the Founding of Ciena

2017 marks Ciena's 25-year anniversary. Here's the story of how it all started back in 1992, with four founding members and a new idea for how to send more data over fiber.

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Why Packet/OTN Switching is making its way into metro enterprises

Once just a technology for big service provider networks, Packet/OTN Switching is now making its way into Enterprise Metro networks. Ciena's Paulina Gomez explains why.

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From the Archive: Ethernet vs. Carrier Ethernet: The New Network Party Line

Ethernet is everyone’s favorite networking technology. Its ubiquity and popularity have pushed it outside the LAN and across almost all aspects of network infrastructure. When we started looking for a way to naturally extend the Ethernet protocol to provide WAN connectivity back in the early 2000s, the industry introduced Carrier Ethernet.

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What is: Submarine Networking

Test Your Telecom Acronym Knowledge: EJB

Test your telecom acronym knowledge and share what EJB represents in our new I Love Acronyms challenge.

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Share Your Experiences

Browse open questions and share your experiences to help an industry colleague find a solution to challenge.

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This Week I Learned

Today is National Online Learning Day, so join our weekly "This Week I Learned" and share what you’ve learned recently in an online course. Or, share what you learned this week to pass it share the knowledge with others.

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What Is Liquid Spectrum?

Liquid Spectrum combines variable bit-rate coherent optics, a flexible grid reconfigurable photonic layer, and advanced SDN software applications in an open architecture to deliver improvements in automation, network capacity, and service availability from any given WDM investment.

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