2017 was the year that pushed operators to think about the network in a new way – one that can support massive data surges from the demand for greater access to cloud applications such as Netflix and Spotify, to the wave of connected devices placing new strain on the network. As we wade deeper into 2018, what new trends and challenges will emerge? Tune in as we talk to a cast of Ciena experts about what we might expect for the rest of 2018, and what existing technologies will play larger roles as operators look to evolve the network to new levels of intelligence and programmability.

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