Demonstrations to show how wireless operators can accelerate service delivery, agility and assurance

Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, will showcase its packet and optical networking innovations, in booth #4070 at CTIA 2013™ in Las Vegas, May 21-23. The demonstrations shown in Ciena’s booth will feature products from Ciena’s packet networking and converged packet optical portfolios that reinforce how wireless operators can cost-effectively evolve their backhaul networks to prepare for the high-bandwidth future, and how wireline operators can implement smart go-to-market strategies and accelerate revenue from wholesale mobile backhaul services.

The mobile backhaul demonstration will include:

  • High-Capacity      Ethernet Cell Site Demarcation: Ciena will showcase the Ethernet      service creation, activation and revenue generation capabilities of its built-for-speed packet networking      portfolio in a live network setting. Among the featured components will be      the 3931      Service Delivery Switch, an environmentally hardened and      physically secure 10GE-capable device ideal for installation on cell      towers, building exteriors, and other remote settings. Ciena is among the      first technology vendors to complete the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)      Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) certification program and receive      certification for its award-winning packet networking platforms.
  • Cost-effective, Scalable Ethernet Access and Aggregation: Ciena will exhibit its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, which converges Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities in one platform for cost-effective delivery of emerging and existing services. Highlighted in this demonstration is an integrated high-density Ethernet muxponder that enables network operators to swiftly and cost-effectively manage surging demand for Ethernet service connectivity for mobile backhaul, business services, and other applications. From the network edge to the metro core, this converged packet optical approach yields substantial savings in equipment and operating costs. Cost-effective and deterministic Ethernet protection will be highlighted via G.8032 Ethernet Protection Ring technology support.
  • Unified Network Management: Ciena will demonstrate its OneControl Unified Management System, which unites the management of Ciena’s packet networking solutions, Packet-Optical Switching, and Packet-Optical Transport product portfolios under a single solution. Highlighted in the demonstration will be an executive dashboard offering a customized single-screen view of the most important aspects of the network, and a hierarchical map displaying a real-time, accurate, graphical representation of the deployed network inventory and topology. OneControl provides end-to-end, point-and-click service provisioning for faster mobile backhaul service turn-up, as well as end-to-end service visibility to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and achieve quick troubleshooting in the event of a network outage or alarm.

On Display:

  • GeoAnalytics: Representatives will be on hand to discuss GeoAnalytics, a new Ciena consulting service that harnesses the power of enterprise databases and analytics to give service providers strategic business insight to help grow their business efficiently and profitably. Working with Ciena’s experts, wireless operators can determine where to economically expand their networks, predict optimal small call placements, and answer many other strategic questions.  Likewise, wireline providers offering wholesale mobile backhaul services can identify where to profitably expand business services from their fiber-connected macro and small cell locations.

About Ciena
Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with OPn, its approach for building open next-generation networks. We enable a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment. We routinely post recent news, financial results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit

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