Wayne Hickey is part of Ciena’s Routing and Switching Portfolio Team and has held senior level positions in product line management and marketing for broadband, routing, and switching high-tech telecommunications software and hardware companies, including ECI Telecom, APCON, Overture, and Cisco Systems. Prior to that Wayne worked for Aliant Inc. (now Bell Aliant), building the third largest Canadian telecommunications network. Wayne has a Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology and lives in the Dallas area.
Introducing Ciena’s Weatherized PON approach, bringing direct outdoor devices to converged access and enabling deployments in some of the harshest environments. Wayne Hickey discusses the fundamentals of direct deployment and how Weatherized PON
With Ciena’s new 5132 Router we will bring 100Gb/s service, demarcation, and coherent access to the business and wholesale environments. Get a free Omdia white paper and learn more about the latest addition to our Routing and Switching portfolio.
With Ciena’s new 5131 Weatherproof Router we will bring more capacity even closer to the network edge, enabling deployment into the most challenging outdoor uncontrolled locations. Learn more about the latest additions to our Routing and Switching
Is your network secure? With 10’s of millions of cyber attacks per day are you sure? Ciena’s Wayne Hickey discusses the fundamentals of network security and how MACsec can secure your network.
Do you know about the three P's of Passive Optical Networks (PONs)? Ciena’s Wayne Hickey discusses how the three key variables: passive, pluggable, and pay-as-you-grow can provide the highest return for your efforts.
As an avid gamer, it’s always game on for Ciena’s Wayne Hickey, even as he details Ciena’s latest residential broadband ONU.
Ciena’s Wayne Hickey discusses key access and metro networking trends, how advanced multi-layer Segment Routing protocol support can link multiple network domains, and how to deliver IP-based connectivity with improved service velocity and
In the first two installments in this three-part series on universal aggregation, we looked at Mobile Network Operator (MNO) and cable Multiple-System Operator (MSO) networks. In this third and final blog, we’ll look at Service Provider networks
In the second part of Wayne Hickey’s series on universal aggregation, he takes a look at Cable MSO networks, what they are, and how they should sell converged network services on a common transport network.
Not sure what MNVO, MNVA, MVNE, or MNO wholesale is? How should MNOs and MNVx alike sell converged network services on a common transport network? Wayne Hickey explains in part 1 of a 3-part series on universal aggregation.
Ciena’s Wayne Hickey details how to transform your business with our field-proven TDM-to-Packet solutions.
Ciena’s Wayne Hickey details the latest additions to our 10G PON solution.
With Ciena’s new 10G PON solution, we’re bringing more value to the network edge – via both access and aggregation. Ciena’s Wayne Hickey details the latest addition to our packet networking transceiver family.
Ciena’s 5171 platform delivers the capacity network operators need, where they want it – the network edge. In our popular Chalk Talk series, Wayne Hickey provides a more in-depth look at this award-winning platform and how it helps network
Ciena’s Wayne Hickey explains how coherent packet-optical is redefining metro’s edge.
We’ve all heard the adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Metaphorically speaking, we’re saying it’s very difficult to make someone do something in a new way that they’ve been comfortably doing for a long time. Well, that is
To go faster a race car doesn’t necessarily need a bigger engine – is the same true for your IP network? Learn how to simplify E2E traffic and service demands that outperform most IP routing expectations.
Introducing Ciena’s new 5171 Service Aggregation Switch and Service Aggregation Platform, bringing more capacity closer to the network edge, enabling deployment into outdoor street cabinets and other uncontrolled locations.
Want to modernize your Business Services (TDM, Layer 2, and Layer 3) to cost-effectively generate new revenue streams without adversely affecting your existing network? Ciena’s Wayne Hickey explains how operators benefit by modernizing TDM and
Ciena’s Wayne Hickey explains how to simplify TDM and modernize existing network designs.
HFC? CCAP? With so many acronyms it can be hard to keep them all straight. Ciena’s resident Cable MSO expert, Wayne Hickey, points out and explains the top five Fiber Deep acronyms you need to know, and as an added bonus, where to download the
Ciena’s resident Cable MSO expert, Wayne Hickey, explains how Over-the-Top (OTT) viewing is about to massively change the Cable MSO network – and how Fiber Deep makes it possible.
Ciena’s Wayne Hickey explains how changing user behaviors are driving the need for more symmetrical services to alleviate bandwidth congestion – and how new DOCSIS will make this possible.
It’s not surprising that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are looking to densify their networks. Not only is it a logical step to improve geographic coverage while adding much need additional capacity, it’s also a significant step to address
It’s not surprising that cable operators are looking to Fiber Deep and DAA for their networks, not only is it the logical step to reduce power and save space, it’s a significant step to address ever-changing customer demands and drive new
For some financial institutions, a private dark fiber network provides the control and security they require for data center connectivity. Ciena's Wayne Hickey details the benefits that a dark fiber network can bring.
It’s not surprising that cable operators are virtualizing their networks. Not only is it the logical step to reduce power and save space, it’s a significant step to address ever-changing customer demands and drive new revenue streams into the
With increasingly fiber-based networks and millions of WiFi hotspots to leverage, some cable operators are considering being resellers of wireless communications services or Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO).
Faster broadband connections are the cure for packet delay right? Not necessarily, says Ciena's Wayne Hickey, who details the many factors that can introduce latency into a network.
OTT has fundamentally changed the cable and video industry. Is your network agile and flexible enough for the on-demand world of next generation video?
Ciena's Wayne Hickey explains these generational differences and how you can modernize your network assets to bridge the generation gap.
Ciena's Wayne Hickey explains how Cable Operators can reduce sharing sizes to increase overall customer quality of experience.
Ciena's Wayne Hickey details what Cable MSOs must consider when driving fiber deeper into their network.
Ciena's Wayne Hickey gives a primer on the plethora of network routing protocols, and why the efficiency and flexibility of MPLS-TP makes it a great option for metro networks.
DOCSIS 3.1 is 10 times faster than 3.0 but this added speed brings challenges. Find out the how it will impact fiber deployments in cable networks.
With an increase in demand for high-speed data, IP video, cloud computing, and business services, cable MSO brownfields need to upgrade their cable network. Pushing fiber deeper to the customer reduces the service group size, increases throughput
By driving optical fiber deeper, cable operators can improve performance and reliability, increase capacity, become eco-friendlier, along with providing faster download and upload speeds.
The case for migrating legacy TDM-based mobile backhaul to packet mobile to meet data and bandwidth demands. See the challenges and ways to solve the bottleneck.
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