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Emerging Technology Award | WaveLogic 5 Extreme
The IEEE Honors Ceremony recognized Ciena for its WaveLogic 5 Extreme solution. IEEE recognizes exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession.Read more
Ciena Partner Network Program
CRN’s Power 100 spotlights female executives whose insight and influence help drive channel success. Sandra Glaser Cheek led the launch of the Ciena Partner Network program, which took a new collaborative and personalized approach that is designed to enable and reward all partners based on their unique business model.Read more
Ciena Partner Network | Program of the Year
SiriusDecisions awarded Ciena ‘Programs of the Year’ in Channel Sales for its outstanding achievements in engaging with their key audiences, which led to dramatic business results. The winners are selected from a field of leading B2B organizations that have achieved significant and innovative results that were integrated across their revenue-generating functions.Read more
Ciena's Partner Network (CPN) was awarded a 5-Star rating from CRN's 2019 Partner Program Guide
For the fifth year in a row, Ciena was awarded a 5-Star rating for its partner program. The CRN Partner Program Guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.Read more
Ciena's 8180 Coherent Networking Platform honored with a score of 4.5/5
The 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews honored Ciena’s 8180 Coherent Networking Platform with a score of 4.5/5. The judges commended that the 8180 is “A superb product that demonstrates clear and substantial benefits.”Read more
Blue Planet/Packet Design | 5170 Service Aggregation Switch | 6500 Reconfigurable Line System
Ciena took home three awards, winning the Analytics Innovation of the Year category for the second consecutive year for Blue Planet/Packet Design solution, while the 6500 Reconfigurable Line System won the Optical Network Innovation of the Year and 5170 Service Aggregation Switch nabbed the Fixed Broadband Innovation of the Year category.Read more
Ciena’s Blue Planet Analytics
Ciena’s Blue Planet Analytics was awarded Software Product of the Year at the 2018 UTC Awards. The IMPACT Awards recognize companies making a great impact within the industry through innovative and proven solutions.Read more
Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai won the award for ‘Best Network Technology Innovation’ at the 2018 Global Carrier Awards. Ciena was the first vendor to introduce a 400G solution into the market, and WaveLogic Ai is the only coherent solution that brought significant innovation to networks in the past year.Read more
BizConnect Partner Program
For the fourth year in a row, Ciena’s BizConnect Partner Program was awarded a 5-Star rating. The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. To determine the 2018 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.Read more
Partnering Platforms for MEF Services
The Ciena Blue Planet team and DGIT were awarded Outstanding Catalyst for Business Impact for a collaborative proof-of-concept titled “Partnering Platforms for MEF Services.” The Catalyst demonstration, which was championed by Telstra, Vodafone Group and Orange, showcased the use of open APIs to automate the activation of inter-carrier Ethernet services.Read more
Ciena’s Blue Planet solutions received top honors at this year’s Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Awards taking home the top prize in two categories. Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO) won for Service Orchestration, while Blue Planet Analytics (BPA) was honored with Service Analytics for the year.
The MEF Awards program recognizes emerging dynamic network services, powered by Lifecycle Orchestration (LSO), NFV, SDN, and Carrier Ethernet.Read more
Ciena’s joint proof of concept (POC) demonstration with AT&T, Colt, Orange, Fujitsu and Amdocs received the top honor in the category of Layer 1 Multi-vendor LSO. The winning POC demonstrated flexible, software-centric, and multi-domain networks capable of scaling connectivity and cloud services on demand.
This Award is given to the demonstration that best showcases agile, assured and orchestrated services delivered across a global ecosystem of automated networks.Read more
Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai was selected as a winner in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, in the Next-Gen Deployments – Wireline category. A carrier-reviewed awards program, WaveLogic Ai was selected for being an innovative and industry leading product. All applications were reviewed by an exclusive panel of executives from major telecommunications companies, and were evaluated based on the following criteria: effectiveness, ease of use/ ROI, true innovation and end-user impact.Read more
Blue Planet Analytics | Blue Planet MCP
At Telecom Asia’s 10th Readers’ Choice & Innovation awards, Ciena was honored with two awards: Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) received “SDN Innovation of the Year“ and Blue Planet Analytics (BPA) received “Analytics Innovation of the Year.” Telecom Asia narrowed down the nominations from readers for 21 categories to a shortlist of 90 entries, which represented 48 companies. Voters consisted of Telecom Asia’s subscriber base of service providers in Asia.Read more
Waveserver Ai | D-NFV Solution
Ciena was recognized with two awards at the 2017 Diamond Technology Reviews for Waveserver Ai and our D-NFV Solution. The Diamond Technology Reviews identifies innovation in technology for the broadband cable industry, and rates each submission on a scale of 1 to 5 Diamonds based on the solution’s uniqueness, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.Read more
D-NFV Solution | Waveserver Ai
This year at the Next Generation Optical Networking and Optical DCI Awards, Ciena took home awards for ‘Best NFV Service Orchestration Implementation’ for Ciena’s D-NFV Solution, and ‘Best Optical Product - DCI/Short reach’ for Waveserver Ai. At NGON 2017, Ciena was the only vendor to take home multiple awards, and was selected by a panel of industry experts based on developing the most effective and innovative solutions for each respective category.Read more
BizConnect Partner Program
For the third year in a row, Ciena has once again received the top honor of a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2017 Partner Program Guide for its BizConnect partner program. This category encompasses ‘vendors that support Solution Providers marketing efforts’.Read more
WaveLogic Ai | WaveLogic Encryption
Ciena was acknowledged with two awards from the 2017 Lightwave Innovation awards; an panel of judges recognized Ciena's new WaveLogic Ai chipset with a perfect score of 5/5 stars in this year's Lightwave Innovation Reviews, and Ciena’s WaveLogic Encryption solution scoring a 3.5/5. In the 2017 reviews, only four products received a 5 star rating across the entire spectrum of categories reviewed, Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai chipset being one of them for the category of Optical Transport Platforms. The judges commended WaveLogic Ai, noting that “These industry leading capabilities are needed by end-users and we salute Ciena for bring the WaveLogic Ai solution to market”.Read more
Ciena is recognized for its holistic approach to customer experience receiving Qualtrics’ Insights to Action Award
This award acknowledges organizations that create better experiences through actionable insights to drive product innovation, customer devotion, employee engagement, and brand excellence. With over 400 submissions this year Ciena was one of 21 companies to receive this honor. Each entry was reviewed three times by a panel of industry experts who gave a composite score based on detail, quality and impact.Read more
Ciena commended for collaboration, expertise and technologies that harness Vodafone’s next-generation packet-optical network
Vodafone’s Supplier Awards recognise outstanding performance in supporting its continuous drive for operating efficiency and delivering greater benefits to its Enterprise customers. On December 14th Ciena received the award for ‘Enterprise supplier of the year for outstanding delivery and quality performance’, the first enterprise award of its kind; highlighting the joint partnership, collaboration and combined expertise and technologies that harness Vodafone’s next-generation packet-optical network.Read more
Ciena takes home Optical Network Innovation of the Year award for 6500 WaveLogic Encryption solution
Telecom Asia organizes the Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards to recognize the advancements and contributions of the industry’s top vendors from around the region. At the 9th annual Telecom Asia Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards, Ciena won Optical Network Innovation of the Year for the 6500 WaveLogic Encryption solution. Telecom Asia said the awards reflect the strength and diversity of innovation in the Asia Pacific. Voting was open to Telecom Asia’s online subscriber base of service providers in early October.
Ciena awarded with two top tier ratings from 2016 Diamond Technology Reviews.
Ciena received two of the highest Diamond ratings from Broadband Technology Report’s 2016 Diamond Technology Reviews. Ciena’s Waveserver received a 4.5 diamond rating, praised for notable performance that provides clear and substantial benefits, along with the 3906mvi Service Virtualization Switch, which received a 5 Diamond rating for groundbreaking innovation and new levels of performance. Only two 5 Diamond ratings were awarded to products that ‘set new standards for performance and provide groundbreaking and new technical milestones’. For more information see here.Read more
Ciena’s Blue Planet Wins “Third Network Proof of Concept” Award
For the first time at MEF16, the organization presented an award for the proof of concept (PoC) that ‘best demonstrates an implementation of agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services’. Of the fourteen demonstrations at MEF16, Ciena’s Blue Planet, along with collective partners Century Link and RAD, took home this first-time award. This was the first public demonstration of Ciena’s newly announced 3906mvi x86 Server Module and D-NFVI Software, which specializes in addressing challenges associated with Distributed NFV deployments, while working cohesively with Blue Planet.Read more
Ciena and Aqua Comms recognized for AE connect in the Fixed Infrastructure Innovation category
The Global Telecoms Business Telecoms Innovation & Technology Awards are presented for innovative projects by operators and vendors in the telecoms industry. Aqua Comms and Ciena were recognized for AEConnect, a high-capacity subsea system specifically designed for web-scale providers. Aqua Comms AEConnect is a new trans-Atlantic subsea cable system spanning more than 5,500 km from New York to the West Coast of Ireland to Dublin, London and into Europe.Read more
Interop Tokyo 2016
With more than 300 IT companies and organizations represented, Ciena’s Waveserver was presented with the “Panel’s Special Prize” in the Carrier/ISP Network Category on June 7 at Interop Tokyo 2016 – Japan’s largest network and service exhibit.Read more
Ciena’s 6500 wins 2016 Impact Award for Hardware Product of the Year
The UTC Awards pay tribute to the critical role of information and communications technologies in delivering essential energy and water services to communities throughout the world. At the 2016 awards Ciena took home the Impact Award for Hardware Product of the Year, which honors the UTC Associate Member Organizations making a great impact on the industry through an innovative and proven solution.Read more
Ciena’s BizConnect Partner Program receives 5 stars
Ciena’s BizConnect partner program has been recognized as one of the industry’s best, receiving a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2016 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the go-to listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel and the 5-Star rating is the highest attainable grade.Read more
Ciena’s 5430 Packet-Optical Platform and Waveserver receive 4.5 out of 5 stars
The Lightwave Innovation Awards review and recognize optical communications technology, rating each entry on a scale of 0 to 5, the 5-star rating indicating an innovative new product that raises the bar for performance standards. Both the Waveserver Platform for data center interconnect (DCI) and 5430 Packet-Optical Platforms achieved a 4.5 rating, making them superb products that “set new standards for performance and provide groundbreaking and new technical milestones.” A panel of judges—each subject matter experts and influential network operators across the industry—selected this year’s winners.Read more
Ciena’s Waveserver wins Data Center Innovation of the Year
Each year Telecom Asia organizes the Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards to recognize the advancements and contributions of the industry’s top vendors from around the region. At the 2015 awards Ciena’s Waveserver Data Center Interconnect Platform was recognized as the Data Center Innovation of the Year.Read more
Ciena named ‘Vendor of the Year’ and ‘LSO Solution Provider of the Year’
The MEF’s Excellence Awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in both the global Carrier Ethernet and emerging Third Network community. In 2015, Ciena was honored with the MEF’s Vendor of the Year award that recognizes the company’s contributions to the industry’s shift to on-demand networking. Additionally, Ciena’s Blue Planet was distinguished with the LSO Solution Service Provider of the Year award.
Ciena named ‘Vendor of the Year’ and ‘LSO Solution Provider of the Year’The MEF’s Excellence Awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in both the global Carrier Ethernet and emerging Third Network community. In 2015, Ciena was honored with the MEF’s Vendor of the Year award that recognizes the company’s contributions to the industry’s shift to on-demand networking. Additionally, Ciena’s Blue Planet was distinguished with the LSO Solution Service Provider of the Year award.Read more
Ciena, Ericsson and Telstra come together to win ‘Fixed Network Innovation’ award
Joining Telstra and Ericsson at the 2015 Telecoms.com Awards ceremony in London, Ciena jointly accepted an industry innovation award in the category of Fixed Network Innovation. This category focused on ground-breaking technical achievement and projects which have pushed the boundaries of fixed network efficiency and functionality.Read more
5430 wins in ‘Wireline - Core/Transport’ category
Ciena’s 5430 Packet-Optical Platform received the 2015 Fierce Innovation Award: Telecom Edition in the Wireline Core/Transport category. The 5430 makes hybrid packet OTN switching networks highly scalable, efficient and agile, paving the way toward virtualized, SDN-based architectures. The award comes from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable.Read more
8700 Packetwave Platform wins in ‘Smart Grid Managed Services’ category
The Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition is an industry awards program from the publisher of Smart Grid News. Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform, specifically designed to address the dynamic traffic patterns and scalability associated with smart grids running across metro networks, received top honors in the Smart Grid Managed Services category.Read more
Small Cells Big Scale: Ciena’s 3905 achieves 4-star status with BTR Award
Announced in February 2015, Ciena’s 3905 Service Delivery Switch was awarded 4 out of 5 diamonds from Broadband Technology Report’s Diamond Technology Reviews. Ciena’s 3905 is a GbE-capable environmentally hardened platform that comes packed with deployment flexibility and simplicity features squarely in mind allowing for a market hungry to find an economical solution for wide-scale outdoor small cell mobile backhaul wholesale services. For more information see here.
Small Cells Big Scale: Ciena’s 3905 achieves 4-star status with BTR AwardAnnounced in February 2015, Ciena’s 3905 Service Delivery Switch was awarded 4 out of 5 diamonds from Broadband Technology Report’s Diamond Technology Reviews. Ciena’s 3905 is a GbE-capable environmentally hardened platform that comes packed with deployment flexibility and simplicity features squarely in mind allowing for a market hungry to find an economical solution for wide-scale outdoor small cell mobile backhaul wholesale services.Read more
Ciena’s BizConnect program awarded 5 out of 5 stars
Ciena has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide. This annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer the best partnering elements in their channel programs.Read more
Product of the Year - 8700 Packetwave Platform
The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards “recognize and honor companies making the biggest difference in the field of energy, environmental, and sustainability management.” Winning the Product of the Year award stands to cement the 8700 platform’s commitment to making cloud computing and data centers more energy efficient across the board. As one of the judges of the contest stated, “Great concept. It is clear that Ciena addresses the energy needs of a market that is going to get more important on a worldwide level, and thus the savings it brings will become more and more significant.”Read more
Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform receives 4.5 out of 5 stars
The Lightwave Innovation Awards review and recognize optical communications technology, rating each entry on a scale of 0 to 5, the 5-star rating indicating an innovative new product that raises the bar for performance standards. For Ciena, the 4.5 rating makes it one such superb product, one that “provides groundbreaking and new technical milestones.”Read more
Ciena and KVH were voted combined winners in the 2014 Telecom Asia Reader’s Choice and Innovation Awards, a program that recognizes technology innovations and accomplishments among leading Asia Pacific telecom vendors. The Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year went to KVH’s etherXEN service, which employs Ciena’s Z-Series packet-optical technology and Blue Planet SDN platform to deliver SDN-based burstable Ethernet service.Read more
Lightwave magazine recognized Ciena’s Blue Planet SDN Platform in the 2014 Lightwave Innovation Awards. A diverse group of independent judges rated Blue Planet with the second highest score overall (4.5 out of a possible 5 points) as an "Excellent product with technical features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits". Blue Planet was the only SDN platform recognized in the competition.
Ciena has received the MEF 2014 Ethernet Excellence Award for Best Network Technology of the Year for the category with the most entries - Service Management/Orchestration. The Awards recognize new implementations that support scalability, virtual functionality, SDN, management, global reach and other solutions central to the delivery of Carrier Ethernet in 2014 and beyond.Read more
Ciena's Blue Planet has won the Network Virtualization Industry Award for "SDN Technology of the Year". Network Virtualization Industry Awards celebrate excellence in the telecoms industry and recognise the outstanding technologies developed for the NFV and SDN community in the last 12 months.Read more
Ciena’s Planet Orchestrate was named a winner for its ability to demonstrate NFV-Enabled Ethernet Services, which is the orchestration of virtual network functions (VNFs) in distributed data centers on top of Ethernet services in a multi-vendor wide area network. The goal of the Intel Network Builders program is to make it easier to build, enhance, and operate SDN/NFV-based infrastructure, while lowering capital and operating expenditures.Read more
Ciena's Blue Planet Carrier Ethernet Services API has been nominated as a finalist for the 2014 Best New Telecom Product. Awarded to the company that has developed a potentially market-leading product that, through engineering and technical excellence, enables the deployment of profitable next-generation telecom services.Read more
Best NFV solution for carriers
Ciena's Blue Planet has won this year’s NetEvents Cloud Innovation Award for the best “NFV Solution for Carriers”. The award was presented today by Michael Howard, Co-Founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research, on behalf of the award’s independent judging panel of leading IT industry gurus and senior figures from the international technology press and industry analyst organizations around the globe.
Ciena's Blue Planet has won this year’s NetEvents Cloud Innovation Award for the best “NFV Solution for Carriers”. The award was presented today by Michael Howard, Co-Founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research, on behalf of the award’s independent judging panel of leading IT industry gurus and senior figures from the international technology press and industry analyst organizations around the globe.Read more
Ciena's Blue Planet SDN and NFV Orchestration Platform has won “SDN Innovation of the Year” in the 2013 Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards. Ciena's selection is based on Blue Planet’s market traction (over 100 deployments worldwide) and the platform’s ability to address multi-layer, multi-vendor WAN, data center, and NFV orchestration challenges for network operators.Read more
Ciena's Blue Planet SDN Platform has been named “Best New Telecom Product” by Light Reading at its annual Leading Lights Event in New York City last night. The Leading Lights program recognizes innovative companies and products that signal the direction of technology advances and have demonstrated significant traction in the market.Read more
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