Ciena uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience when visiting our website, as well as to enhance the overall quality of our site. By continuing, we assume that you consent to receive all cookies on all Ciena websites. To consent to receive all cookies on all Ciena websites, click I acknowledge. To learn more, view our privacy policy.

Your future

As demand grows and new competitive pressures emerge, you need to stay ahead of the curve—defining the future instead of reacting to it. With Ciena and Blue Planet® as your partners, Telstra can deliver an unparalleled customer experience through faster, more adaptive, resilient, and secure network services.


Working together to deliver an intelligent, flexible, and data-driven network

Australia’s best network. Telstra has earned and retained this leadership position over many years, as operating environments and systems have become more complex. A data-driven, intelligent network enables innovation by predicting future demands, continuously assessing for issues, and providing excellent customer experiences.

By working together with Ciena and Blue Planet, we’ll help you deliver the best data-driven, secure, and scalable network services for customers of all sizes across Australia and the world.

Customer focussed

Helping you deliver simple, integrated solutions to complex customer requirements

As you reach to deliver exceptional customer experiences, the bar for customer satisfaction is only getting higher — so you can’t afford to compromise on delivery timelines, user experience, and overall network performance.

We’re here to work with you as you build a simple, flexible network that helps meet your customers’ expectations of availability, innovative solutions, and seamless flexible experiences.


Design the secure and resilient networks of the future with a partner you know and trust

There’s no room for compromise when it comes to securing your network, protecting your reputation, staying ahead of an ever-evolving threat landscape, and confidently planning for the future. We’re part of Telstra’s network today, and we’re known for providing equipment that doesn’t fail. By working with Ciena and Blue Planet, you can confidently plan and deliver the next generation of smart, resilient, reliable, and sustainable networks.

Ciena and Blue Planet solutions

Becoming the digital telco of the future requires a partner committed to helping you stay ahead of the curve. Ciena and Blue Planet have the solutions to help you achieve your biggest goals.

Meet the team

Aman Bhalla

Aman Bhalla White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Consultant-System Engineering, Hometown: Delhi, India, Hobbies: Running, Kids Soccer Coaching, A great weekend is... Family bike ride, Long run, long BBQ lunches.

Andac Sozeri

Andac Sozeri White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Consultant, System Engineering, Hometown: Eskisehir, Turkey, Hobbies: Soccer, Basketball, Cycling, A great weekend is... Enjoying outdoors with family, BBQ’ing.

Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Director, Enterprise Solutions, Hometown: Cranbourne, Victoria, Hobbies: Woodworking, Metalworking, A great weekend is... Early morning run or bushwalk, some tinkering in the shed or gardening during the day, dinner party with friends…preferably with a sneaky bottle of wine or two.

Con Agnew

Con Agnew White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Principal Solution Architect, Hometown: Melbourne , Australia, Hobbies: Walking , Cooking BBQs, Gardening, Watching Sports!!, A great weekend is... Watching football (both AFL and Soccer), Cooking a BBQ and Drinking with friends and family!!

David Fasken

David Fasken White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Solution Leader, Hometown: Melbourne, Australia, Hobbies: Running, Reading, Hiking, Surfing, Music Festivals, A great weekend is... Break from work, Socialising, Getting away from suburbia.

Dejan Tanaskovski

Dejan Tanaskovski White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Customer Success Advocate, Hometown: Skopje, Macedonia, Hobbies: Gardening, Exploring Victoria, Holidays with family, A great weekend is... Cooking, Spending time with family, Watching a movie.

Diego Marre

Diego Marre White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Carrier Managed Services (CMS) Lead, APJ, Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Hobbies: Golf, Ski, Motorcycle and Mountain Bike Riding, A great weekend is... Early morning ride to a nice winery in the Hunter Valley for lunch. Spend the afternoon with the family and head out to dinner with friends at night.

Joe Cunsolo

Joe Cunsolo White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Telstra Account Director, Blue Planet, Hometown: Melbourne, Australia, Hobbies: Running, Football, Gardening, Sports, Cooking, Home-schooling, A great weekend is... In a swag, by a river with a camp fire.

Karen Hunkin

Karen Hunkin White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Marketing Leader, ANZ, Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand, Hobbies: Travel, Going to the Gym, Reading, Wine, Watching Sport, Listening to Music, A great weekend is... Getting on a plane somewhere, catching up with friends, some outdoor time, good food, wine and exploring.

Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: General Manager, Telstra, Hometown: Brighton, UK, Hobbies: Mountain biking, Running, Snowboarding, sport watching, Vineyards, A great weekend is... Outside of being a taxi service to our 3 kids, watching live sport (professional or my kids!), long pub lunches and heading to the beach.

Mike Nimiczeck

Mike Nimiczeck White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Solutions engineering, Hometown: Santa Rosa, California, Hobbies: Photography, cars, walking, cycling, swimming, enjoying great wine & food, A great weekend is... Spending time at the beach with family & friends, visiting a local winery for a nice meal & wine.

Ricardo Adan

Ricardo Adan White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Blue Planet Solutions Architect, Hometown: Madrid, Spain, Hobbies: Cinema, Photography, Reading, Wine, Cheese and Running, A great weekend is... Taking a hike in the bush and end the day with a glass of wine with some cheese and good company.

Sue Cox

Sue Cox White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Consultant, Services Sales, Hometown: Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Hobbies: Sport, Gardening, Holidays with family, A great weekend is... Community sport, going to the footy (Go Bombers!) and gardening at home.

Troy Giorgio

Troy Giorgio White email icon

Job Role at Ciena: Principal Solution Architect, Hometown: Small country town along the Murray River called Koondrook, Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends (have 2 little girls) and travelling overseas every chance we can get, A great weekend is... Weekend away somewhere along the coast or finding a nice winery for good food and drinks.

Get in touch

Ciena Australia: +61 2 8870 5300
Support Australia: 1800 849187

Can we help you answer a question?
Are you a current Ciena customer?
Do you need support on an existing product?
We're happy to help!
Do you want to learn more about Ciena's products?
Here's some useful information
Do you want to learn more about Ciena's products?
Do you need support on an existing product?
Here's some useful information
Subscribe now for the latest Network Insights.
White close image
Thank you! You have subscribed successfully.
White close image