Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is proud to kick off the first day of OFC 2024 with a celebration of significant customer success, new optical innovations and industry recognition.

Highlighted customer milestones include recent wins with Vocus to deploy 1.6 Tb/s technology in Australia and Southern Cross to deploy 800 Gb/s across the Pacific as well as Ciena’s recent selection by Verizon to continue to evolve its long-haul and metro network with Ciena’s WaveLogic 6 Extreme (WL6e), Waveserver and 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS) and WaveRouter.

Additionally, Ciena is proud to announce that Kim Roberts, Vice President of WaveLogic Science, recently received the IEEE Photonics Award for his groundbreaking contributions to the introduction and development of digital coherent signal processing for optical fiber transmission systems. Kim’s pioneering work in electronic dynamically compensated optics (eDCO) and coherent transmission systems, utilizing advanced digital signal processing (DSP) has greatly improved the way our networks are constructed and improved our digital communication experience.

With Ciena’s industry-leading technology, network operators are better able to tackle the surging demands for bandwidth fuelled by 5G, cloud-based services, artificial intelligence, streaming video, and more. Ciena’s coherent optical and routing and switching solutions also support operators’ sustainability initiatives and goals to reduce energy consumption.

As the industry converges on the OFC tradeshow, Ciena stands at the forefront of coherent optical networking technology, showcasing a number of innovative demonstrations at booth #2427. For more details on Ciena’s participation at the event, click here.

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