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What is Web3 and how does it relate to the metave ...

Web3 is coming, and it embodies a set of technologies that will change the way we interact with our digital universe. Ciena’s Dav ...

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What is the “Right” Approach to Open Source?

So, here we go again. We in the telecom industry are looking at how to transform our networks with SDN, NFV and orchestration. Bu ...

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What is Network Function Virtualization (NFV)?

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) offloads network functions into software that runs on industry-standard hardware and can be ...

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What is Gridless Networking?

What is gridless networking? Brian Lavallée, who heads up submarine networks industry marketing for Ciena, provides some insight.

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What is FlexEthernet and why is it so important?

FlexEthernet (FlexE) is a new flexible Ethernet client interface standard defined by the OIF. Ciena's Helen Xenos explains what i ...

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What is Fiber Densification?

There is a new term that is increasingly cropping up in networking conversations: densification. Ciena’s Helen Xenos explains wha ...

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What is Driving the Future of the Internet in Ger ...

Our growing digital lifestyle and desire to support a more connected, energy-efficient world is shaping the future of network arc ...

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What is Distributed NFV and why do you need it?

Ciena's Brian Lavallée introduces the concept of Distributed NFV, or D-NFV, and why service providers are increasingly looking at ...

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What is Distributed NFV and why do you need it?

Ciena's Brian Lavallée introduces the concept of Distributed NFV, or D-NFV, and why service providers are increasingly looking at ...

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What is Bandwidth on Demand?

Today, connectivity services are a mostly static experience, meaning that once the endpoints and service attributes are defined, ...

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What is an Optical Control Plane?

To help clarify the question of “what is an optical control plane?”, we put together the below infographic that walks through the ...

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What is a Converged Interconnect Network (CIN)?

The term, Converged Interconnect Network (CIN), has been around for a few years now – but it is only now with its importance in e ...

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What Happens When Quantum Physics Meets Cryptogra ...

Ciena’s Paulina Gomez explains how research and development in cryptography is underway and how it could radically change encrypt ...

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What does the network of the future really look l ...

Future-proof networking is a much-used term in the industry, but what does it really mean? At Ciena, we think there are 7 key req ...

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What do DAA, Network Slicing, Scaling Optical Net ...

Learn about all that Ciena has planned for the upcoming SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2020 Virtual Experience and the forward-looking topic ...

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What CTOs Need to Know: Leveraging Rip and Replac ...

This federally funded program for technology modernization efforts will have benefits long after rip and replace.

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What criteria does a layer 1 encryption solution ...

Tom Engels of Telindus provides a certification checklist to make sure you get the right level of security and compliance with yo ...

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What could a cloud-era network mean for you?

With the rapidly rising tide of data and applications, enterprises are increasingly turning to the cloud for scalable solutions. ...

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Welcome to Ciena 5G Boot Camp

The path to 5G can be a long, costly, and complex journey fraught with risk, challenges, and of course, significant opportunities ...

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Weekly roundup: Ciena network insights for Week o ...

This week, we’re celebrating Geek Pride, explaining the importance of FlexEthernet and spotlighting Fiber Deep.

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Weekly roundup: Ciena network insights for Week o ...

This week, we’re reminded that we never stop using lessons learned from Dad, heard about the latest video transport trends at NAB.

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Weekly roundup: Ciena network insights for Week o ...

This week, we’re starting the countdown to GDPR, sharing lessons from #TMFLive and explaining NFV.

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Weekly roundup: Ciena network insights for Week o ...

This week, we’re getting ahead of the NFV complexity curve, giving you 7 steps to big data analytics and finding out what SDN mea ...

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Weekly roundup: Ciena network insights

You've been busy this week. So have we. From sharing our insights on topics like SDN and self-healing networks to kicking off acr ...

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