Teleport operators are being challenged to manage ever more satellites, bandwidth, and mission-critical applications and services while managing complex LANs, WANs, fiber-based terrestrial/submarine infrastructure, and hybrid cloud networks that span the globe. Cost-effectively managing this complex mix of physical/virtual infrastructure with outdated operational processes and proprietary tactical tools is increasingly impractical. Modern software-centric automation is the answer. Backed by a world-class services organization and the expertise of first-rate system integration partners, Ciena's Blue Planet software helps teleport operators overcome the myriad technical and business challenges they currently and consistently face, allows them to enhance their customers’ experience at scale, and facilitates their digital transformation goals.