Converge ICT, the  Philippine’s fast-growing local fiber internet provider, is deploying Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to improve connectivity for its growing customer base  of global content network providers, enterprises and consumers. Ciena’s tunable 400G WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution  delivers a more adaptive, flexible and scalable network in Greater Metro Manila,  paving the way to support current and future demands from a range of digital applications.

Key  Facts:

  • With rising requirements for       bandwidth, Converge ICT is investing in its network to deliver increased       capacity, agility and reliability. Ciena enables Converge ICT to efficiently increase the capacity of its backbone and deliver a more seamless user experience.
  • Converge ICT is upgrading its       network with WaveLogic Ai coherent optics to drive new levels of       programmability, with the ability to easily scale to 800G wavelengths to       support future growth.
  • To provide the highest degree       of agility and flexibility, Converge ICT is deploying Colorless-Directionless-Contentionless       (CDC) and flexible grid (CDC-F) ROADMs as fundamental elements of its next generation photonic layer. This architecture reduces OpEx, turns up       services faster and increases system optimization.
  • As new connectivity needs       emerge, Ciena’s Liquid       Spectrum advanced analytics apps provide real-time visibility into       network efficiency, enabling users to allocate optimal capacity across any       path as required. To eliminate manual and time-consuming steps in building       and operating the network, Ciena’s Manage, Control       and Plan (MCP) domain controller enables software automation.
  • Ciena Services experts       are providing a complete end-to-end solution from design to installation       to solution acceptance.

Executive Comments:

  • “This network       expansion gives us the confidence that we can deliver on our commitment to       foster simple, fast, and reliable connectivity for both existing and       potential customers.”
    --    Dennis Anthony Uy, Founder and Chief Executive  Officer, Converge ICT

    “This network expansion gives us the confidence that we can deliver on our commitment to foster simple, fast, and reliable connectivity for both existing and potential customers.”

    ---Dennis Anthony Uy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Converge ICT

  • “Ciena’s field-proven optical solutions and services are a       key differentiator in rolling out Converge ICT’s colorless, directionless       and flexgrid photonics backbone. This deployment demonstrates how together we are serving the rising digital needs from global content providers and other       key end users in the Philippines and paving the way forward for innovation       in ASEAN.”
    --    Dion Leung, Regional  Managing Director for ASEAN, Ciena

    “Ciena’s field-proven optical solutions and services are a key differentiator in rolling out Converge ICT’s colorless, directionless and flexgrid photonics backbone. This deployment demonstrates how together we are serving the rising digital needs from global content providers and other key end users in the Philippines and paving the way forward for innovation in ASEAN.”

    ---Dion Leung, Regional Managing Director for ASEAN, Ciena

About Converge ICT Solutions
Converge ICT Solutions is the leading pure fiber data network and internet service provider in the country. It is the first to run a pure end-to-end fiber internet network, providing Filipinos simple, fast, and reliable internet connection. Converge ICT Solutions is ISO and CE2.0 Certified.

About Ciena
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive NetworkÔ in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com.

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