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A closer look at CenturyLink’s Programmable Servi ...

Recep Ozdag details the work the Blue Planet team is doing with CenturyLink as part of their Programmable Services Backbone (PSB) ...

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A (Miserable) Day in the Life of a Submarine Fiel ...

Meet Erik. Erik is a submarine network field technician. Erik has a tough job. Let's look at all the challenges he faces in tryin ...

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Behind the scenes with Ciena’s new Blue Planet ar ...

Hear the technology experts that have been working directly on our new Blue Planet architecture over the last year.

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Fixed to Flex migration: a proficient way to mode ...

Migrating from a fixed-grid to flex-grid optical infrastructure delivers greater capacity while also reducing cost per bit. But m ...

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Be the Hero of Your Network with Ciena’s Optical ...

What if you could apply the collective knowledge of some of the world’s best and brightest optical minds to your network? You can ...

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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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A peek inside CenturyLink’s National 100G Ultra L ...

CenturyLink began using Ciena’s 6500 platform in 2013 to modernize and upgrade its national network and offer high-speed services ...

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5 Ways DCI Growth is Driving New Innovations in T ...

New technologies and capabilities, driven by data center interconnect (DCI) applications and capacity growth, are now available. ...

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Ciena’s new Waveserver: a dream machine for data ...

Ciena introduces the Waveserver™, a compact and purpose-built platform capable of enabling massive multi-terabit bandwidth for me ...

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Shannon’s Limit, or Opportunity?

There’s a looming limit to how many bits can be crammed into an optical fiber, known as the Shannon Limit. Ciena's Brian Lavallée ...

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No Time for Rest: Windstream’s Kelly Crosby detai ...

A fascinating Q/A with Windstream Senior Product Manager Kelly Crosby on their expanded Wave service, changing approaches to virt ...

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Updated: 800G – nothing but the facts

If you have been following Ciena, you know 800G adoption is underway. With that comes a lot of interest and questions. Ciena’s He ...

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Q&A with Ron Kline: Predicting the Pace of Ch ...

Ciena's Ron Kline shares his perspective on the many factors that affect the pace of change in our industry and how companies mus ...

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Celebrating the Rise of 400G

The era of 400G was in full force at OFC and we took some time to celebrate this milestone. Here are what our customers have to s ...

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Be the Hero of Your Network with Ciena’s Optical ...

Apply the collective knowledge of some of the world’s best and brightest optical minds to your network with Ciena’s Optical Netwo ...

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From Land to Sea to Cloud

It’s projected that Internet Content Providers will soon account for the majority of submarine traffic in all regions of the worl ...

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Preparing coherent pluggables for prime time: pra ...

Through continued innovation, the use of coherent optical technology has expanded to support new networking applications and in n ...

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The frosting on the multi-layered cake – an aweso ...

Communications networks are like those multi-layered cakes, and over-the-top applications are the frosting. Without intelligent n ...

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Navigating vendor equipment swaps: Minimizing ris ...

Vendor equipment swaps are typically complex from a technical as well as an operational standpoint due to the need to ensure netw ...

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4 Things We Learned at #OFC17

From 400G to DCI to software-enabled optical networks, OFC'17 was full of news and innovation. We surveyed our experts for their ...

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Petabytes in motion: A look at next-gen networks ...

The event will be hosted by our very own Rod Wilson, and the panel will include guests from ESnet, University of Amsterdam, Texas ...

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Preview our Top 5 online courses to celebrate Nat ...

September 15 is National Online Learning Day, and Ciena is joining with others to celebrate the opportunities and advances that o ...

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Autonomous Networks… Are You Ready?

Ciena's Brian Lavallée explains where we are (and where we're going) on the road to autonomous networks.

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The DevOps Revolution: The “Jig is Up” for Legacy ...

Ciena Blue Planet introduces its new DevOps Toolkit. The Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit provides a platform to create, modify, test a ...

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