From an uptick in 400G services to new acquisitions and partnerships, Ciena’s Bo Gowan highlights the biggest Ciena news and announcements from 2021.
As we close out an unprecedented year, let’s look back at some of the biggest Ciena news and announcements from 2020.
Ciena’s CTO Steve Alexander discusses key trends that will shape the industry in 2020 and beyond including, 5G, edge computing, and AI.
As we close out another year (and the decade), let’s look back at some of the biggest Ciena news and announcements from 2019.
Ciena has officially closed the acquisition of Centina Systems, which will be integrated into our Blue Planet division. Kailem Anderson, VP of Portfolio and Engineering for Blue Planet, details the crucial set of capabilities Centina brings that
Looking to stay on top of the latest telecom industry news and insights? Here's a list of the top media and analysts you should be following on Twitter.
Adan K. Pope, Chief Information Technology Officer and CSO, Ciena Blue Planet, shares his views on how combining orchestration and federation accelerates digital transformation.
Steve Alexander, Ciena SVP and CTO, talks through his predictions for the future of technologies like 5G, AI, software automation, and blockchain.
As we close out another year, we look back at Ciena's biggest news and announcements of 2018.
Spend your downtime this holiday season applying the collective knowledge of some of the world’s best and brightest minds in telecom. With this incredible limited time offer from Ciena you’ll get four amazing resources and a bonus gift you
September 15 is National Online Learning Day, and Ciena is joining with others to celebrate the opportunities and advances that online learning provides.
5G is coming, and with it a host of new terms and acronyms. We try to make sense of it all with definitions for the ones that matter most for the future of 5G network architectures.
This is the story of how a team of over 100 people in Ciena's R&D labs pulled together an impressive collection of technology innovations that created a completely new way of transporting data over fiber...and in the processes helped change the
In IHS Markit’s new service provider survey, Ciena came out as a leader across multiple categories, including Top Optical Transmission and Switching Equipment Vendor. Here’s a snapshot of the survey results, and a free download of the report
As we close out another year, we look back at Ciena's biggest news and announcements of 2017.
Looking for some casual light reading this holiday season as you kick back in your favorite chair drinking eggnog? Well, look somewhere else…Ciena’s ultimate eBook holiday bundle is back and it’s not for the faint of heart.
As we come to the end of Ciena’s 25th anniversary year we’re hitting the “pause” button to reflect on some of the most important milestones in our history.
Gary Smith, Steve Alexander, and Steve Chaddick, three of Ciena’s most recognized names for a rare glimpse into Ciena’s early days and the stories that made the company what it is today.
The Ciena team turned out for a day of celebration as we officially moved into our new 425,000 square foot Ottawa campus.
2017 marks Ciena's 25-year anniversary. Here's the story of how it all started back in 1992, with four founding members and a new idea for how to send more data over fiber.
2017 marks the 25-year anniversary of Ciena's founding in 1992. To celebrate, we look back at the people, pictures and technologies that have made us who we are today.
In our new Network Insights Podcast, 5G expert Brian Lavallée discusses the coming of 5G and what it means for the future of networks.
Next week is the OFC’17 Conference in Los Angeles, and Ciena is bringing our Ciena Innovation Lab filled with all the newest technology our R&D team has been busy developing.
An independent panel of third-party judges has recognized Ciena's new WaveLogic Ai chipset with a perfect score of 5/5 stars in this year's Lightwave Innovation Reviews.
IHS Markit released the results from its annual Service Provider survey of Optical Equipment vendors, with Ciena taking the top spot in a variety of categories.
Some of Ciena's most distinguished experts and execs give their predictions for the upcoming year.
As 2016 comes to a close, we take a look back at the biggest news from a big year here at Ciena.
One of the best parts of our social media program is all the great pictures we get from the Ciena team around the world. Here are nine of the best from 2016.
Just in time for the holidays, we've made our three most popular technology eBooks available for download, and added two new reference guides, all in one bundle.
Ethernet has become a ubiquitous networking technology -- if you connect anything that uses data, you’re probably using Ethernet. But how much do you really know about it? We give you seven facts you may not have known about Ethernet and its
Ciena CEO Gary Smith delves into the constant state of change that people and businesses must face, and how the confluence of the internet, mobile connectivity, and virtualization is creating a “utility platform” that is capable of facilitating
Ciena CEO Gary Smith details how the guiding principle of openness drives Ciena's innovation agenda and how we solve the challenges of network transformation for our customers.
The kids are back in school. The mornings have the crisp feel of Fall. It's true, summer is over. But that doesn't mean you can't relive summer camp.
Ciena's new Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit is creating a buzz with our customers and partners. Two of our experts explain what it is and what it means for our Blue Orbit ecosystem.
Karl Horne—Ciena’s CTO for the Asia Pacific region —explains how multi-domain service orchestration (MDSO) is crucial to helping networks...
Ciena's Joe Cumello and Pamela Morgan talk to Telecom Ramblings about their experiences rolling out our Blue Planet portfolio with customers and the professional services that can help them succeed.
As the recent news that Microsoft and Facebook plan to build a subsea cable across Atlantic demonstrates, the need to optimize intercontinental data center connections is more important than ever.
Learn about five of the biggest DCI challenges and how to reduce or eliminate each.
April 18-21 in Dubai is SubOptic 2016, one of the most anticipated events on the calendar for the submarine networks industry. In anticipation of this big event, we talked to Ian Clarke. Ian manages Global Submarine Sales at Ciena, and took time to
Ethernet has been around for decades and has claimed the title of the superior Local Area Networking (LAN) technology of choice.
Ciena brought home high marks from the Lightwave Innovation Awards. Both the Waveserver Data Center Interconnect and 5430 Packet-Optical Platforms picked ups 4.5 ratings in the Optical Transport Platforms category at this year’s awards. Click
Ciena today unveiled Ciena 6500 T-Series, a new higher density version of our cornerstone 6500 Packet Optical Platform, providing up to a Terabit of switching capacity per slot and up to 24 Terabits in a single chassis.
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) offloads network functions into software that runs on industry-standard hardware and can be managed from anywhere.
Perceived vendor silos are still an issue for network operators looking to move to SDN/NFV for service virtualization. That’s just one of the revelations from a Light Reading webinar that polled hundreds of attendees on their SDN/NFV needs and
Long-time Carrier Ethernet expert and MEF guy John Hawkins gets you up-to-speed on the latest Carrier Ethernet tech with a free 64 page
Ciena's new WaveLogic Encryption solution brings simple, in-flight data encryption to 100G and 200G speeds.
Bo Gowan, Ciena's social media leader, details the top news and announcements from a busy year in 2015 at Ciena.
IHS Infonetics has released the results from its annual Service Provider survey of Optical Equipment vendors. Here's how Ciena fared in the survey results.
Hear the technology experts that have been working directly on our new Blue Planet architecture over the last year.
Ciena's Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator is a key part of CenturyLink’s plan to virtualize 40% of its global IP core network locations by end of 2015.
This morning Ciena has unveiled a major update to our 5430 Packet-Optical Platform, giving it a massive upgrade to 15 Terabits of total switching capacity
Ciena today completed its acquisition of Cyan, a leading provider of next-gen software and platforms to enable SDN networks.
Infonetics has just released its 2015 Optical Network Hardware Scorecard. In it, Ciena is described as hitting on all cylinders and given high marks for both market presence and momentum.
Netflix’s recent rollout in six European countries is now expanding further, with the announcement of Italy, Portugal and Spain as next on the list.
Since Ciena announced our NFV solution, Agility Matrix, in December, we have been quite busy working a variety of enhancements to the ecosystem.
Encrypting in-flight data is now easier than ever thanks to Ciena's Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 certified wire-speed optical encryption solution
Nine facts and charts we've pulled from from Mary Meeker's 2015 report that focus specifically on bandwidth and Internet consumption.
Ciena introduces the Waveserver™, a compact and purpose-built platform capable of enabling massive multi-terabit bandwidth for metro data center interconnect (DCI).
Ericsson today released the latest progress and accomplishments with its trans-Australian network deployment with Telstra – including a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest un-regenerated terrestrial fibre optic link –
Global analyst firm Ovum unveiled new numbers on the rapidly growing market for data center interconnect with Ciena sitting atop the list serving the market.
Ciena’s new 8700 Packetwave Platform strikes again, back in the news after receiving two new industry innovation awards.
Traditionally, operators have had to choose between two types of photonic architectures when deploying an optical network: a passive, fixed-filter solution or one that deploys ROADMs. Each has its advantages and drawbacks. The rise of intelligent
Ciena has unveiled two new coherent chipsets that represent the latest innovations with our WaveLogic 3 technology.
This is the first in a series of blog posts detailing Ciena’s new products and solutions tailored for a new web-scale world.
Ciena has unveiled new capabilities for its GeoMesh submarine networks solution that further extends the capacity and distance capabilities of submarine networks.
Ciena's latest optical encryption capabilities were on display this week at the GLIF 2014 Conference in New Zealand, where an encrypted 4K video stream was transported 30,000km to the U.S. and back. The demo is a coming out party of sorts for the
Ciena has taken direct aim at the metro Ethernet market with today’s unveiling of the 8700 Packetwave Platform
Ciena ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and host a group of financial analysts and investors for our 2014 Investor Day.
Ciena is the proud home of America’s best corporate band: OTN Speedwagon. That distinction was won at the 2013 FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands...
Ciena has recently introduced an innovative new Raman solution that eliminates the pain points of previous Raman products and even adds new capabilities.
Ciena's OTN Speedwagon to play in finals of FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands.
The age of SONET and SDH networks is nearing an end, for real this time. In the latest reports from Infonetics and Dell’Oro, both analyst firms noted a dramatic 30% drop in carrier spending for SONET/SDH networks
It’s time to rethink everything you know about Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical Platform. You’ve known the 6500 as our flagship platform for next-gen optical transport, and for good reason.
It's not very often that we get deep into the details of technology on this blog -- we save that for our white papers and one-on-one visits to our customer labs.
MEF’s launch of CE 2.0 certification is a very rigorous process. Discover what this overwhelming adoption means for the industry and for Carrier Ethernet technology.
To help clarify the question of “what is an optical control plane?”, we put together the below infographic that walks through the details.
Ciena unveiled WaveLogic 3, the latest generation of coherent optical processors that form the foundation of our next-gen optical transport solutions. It can scale to 400G.
Last month, Ciena made a big announcement dubbed “Intelligent Infrastructure” that detailed the strategic evolution of our packet-optical portfolio.
Comcast is using Ciena Carrier Ethernet gear to provide Metro Ethernet services to customers in more than 20 major markets across the U.S.
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