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Ready to take the next step in evolving both your knowledge and your network?

Ciena’s latest free eBook, The Experts Guide to OTN, is an in-depth 44-page resource that brings countless hours of insights and research to the table, giving you the necessary tools to navigate the transition of your legacy SONET/SDH network to Optical Transport Networking, or OTN.

Brought to you by two of the industry’s best minds in the areas of optical transport and network architecture, you’ll be able to assess the OTN landscape through the eyes of the experts, helping you make the right choices at the right times in your network.

You’ll learn from:


Paul Littlewood: Principal engineer in Ciena’s CTO team, Paul holds 7 patents in the area of optical networking. His work currently focuses on network architecture evolution, metro network design, and multilayer networking.


Fady Masoud: As Senior Advisor for Technical Marketing at Ciena Portfolio Solutions group, Fady brings 18 years of expertise and insights on architecture and requirements of next-gen optical platforms, including his roots as a hardware test engineer on the first OC-192 (10G) systems.


In their new eBook, these two experts will walk you through the ins and outs of an OTN transition and cover a host of key topics, including:

  • The key drivers in the transition to OTN
  • OTN transport versus OTN switching
  • The OTN multiplexing hierarchy
  • Several detailed use cases for OTN migration

Are you ready to be an OTN expert?