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The Ciena Network
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Episode 14: Telstra and Ericsson Discuss Key Trends Like 5G, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and their Impact on Today’s Network
Sep. 21, 2018 | 37:50

Channa Seneviratne, Telstra’s Executive Director Wireless & Infrastructure Engineering, David Cooper, Ericsson’s Head of Network Solutions for Australia & New Zealand join Ciena’s Anup Changaroth, CTO for the Asia-Pacific region.

Episode 13: Ciena’s Take on Digital Transformation across Asia
Aug. 30, 2018 | 22:35

Rick Seeto discusses some of the latest industry trends and Ciena’s continued success across the Asia-Pacific region, including new hires and a new office in Japan.

Episode 12: IT's Impact on Today's Digital Economy
Aug. 1, 2018 | 34:40

Ciena’s CIO Craig Williams discusses ways that IT professionals can play a more prominent role in today’s rapidly changing work environment where businesses rely more heavily on the cloud, all-the-time/anytime collaboration tools, artificial intelligence and automation.

Episode 11: Spotlight on India - The Next Digital Frontier
June 27, 2018 | 17:08

India’s telecom market is seeing tremendous growth, as mobile subscribership continues to skyrocket and the Indian government undertakes initiatives to improve broadband connectivity for its citizens. Join Ciena’s Ryan Perera and Dimple Amin as they shed light on the company’s activity in one of the world’s most innovative and fastest growing markets.

Episode 10: Automation – A Critical Element of the Adaptive Network
May 18, 2018 | 16:25

Ciena’s Chip Redden, Rebecca Prudhomme, and ACG Research’s Tim Doiron discuss the results of a recent survey that highlights what motivates service providers across the globe to adapt their networks to be more intelligent, flexible and automated.

Episode 9: Verizon’s Glenn Wellbrock talks ‘One Network’ with Ciena
Mar. 22, 2018 | 35:00

Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon's director of optical transport planning, and Ciena's Kevin Sheehan discuss the goals and challenges with Verizon's initiative to consolidate and operate a single seamless network infrastructure with their One Network initiative.

Episode 8: The Adaptive Network Sets Sail
Feb. 22, 2018 | 25:13

Ciena’s Rebecca Prudhomme discusses the Adaptive Network—Ciena’s vision for giving network providers the intelligence, agility, and control needed to support growing user demands coming from virtual reality, Internet of Things and more. Also, tune in to hear the buzz surrounding 5G at Mobile World Congress.

Episode 7: 5G and other technologies impacting the network in 2018
Jan. 29, 2018 | 27:58

2018 has only just begun, but what trends will unfold the rest of the year? We circle the globe asking some of our experts about the key technologies operators might expect to take center stage this year, if any technologies from 2017 will continue to pose challenges and most importantly how we can prepare the network for what’s coming.

Episode 6: The Evolving Retail Experience
Dec. 20, 2017 | 30:32

Ciena’s Loudon Blair reflects on the evolving retail landscape and what’s required from a networking perspective for businesses to answer the call of the always-on, instant gratification economy.

Episode 5: #Ciena25: Reflections on the company's 25 year history
Nov. 8, 2017 | 41:14

2017 marks Ciena’s 25th anniversary – November 8 to be exact. In this episode, veteran telecom reporter Carol Wilson speaks with Gary Smith, Ciena’s long-time CEO; Steve Alexander, Ciena’s CTO, and Steve Chaddick, one of the company’s co-founders, about Ciena’s history and plans for the future.

Episode 4: Why Cyber Security Matters with Special Guest: Windstream
Oct. 25, 2017 | 28:04

These days, many prominent businesses have reported being victims of high-profile hacks from the financial sector to Internet search engines. This is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and now couldn’t be a better time for a refresher course on the threats to today’s infrastructure as well as the importance of a holistic security program.

Episode 3: Submarine Networks
Sep. 25, 2017 | 21:54

Contrary to popular belief, satellites account for a miniscule part of keeping the world connected. Submarine networks do the heavy lifting—all from the depths of the ocean floors.

Episode 2: Back to School
Aug. 23, 2017 | 24:15

Today, we’re talking about digital education in general – how schools can provide it, the tech investments they need to make to support it, and how to find available public and private resources to fund the investments, including E-Rate.

Episode 1: The Road to 5G is Paved with Good Fiber
July 17, 2017 | 28:13

Nothing demonstrates our dependence on mobile connectivity quite like the long summer vacation from school. How else are parents going to entertain angst kids on the long trip to grandma’s house?

About The Ciena Network Insights Podcast

It’s well understood that we’ll be looking at system overload of our global networks due to increasing IoT traffic, emerging 4K and 8K video, and VR applications. To keep up and avoid hitting critical mass, networks have to work smarter, not harder. Tune into our Network Insights podcast each month for an in-depth discussion on the different ways these bandwidth killers force networks to push the boundaries of programmability and intelligence, and meet the innovators and thinkers who are building the infrastructure for our future.

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