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Press Release -- October 28th, 2010
Source: Ciena
Tags: 100G, 40G, Equipment, Ethernet, Exchange

Ciena Honored with Broadband InfoVision Award

Industry-leading 100G coherent optical solution tops Core & Metro Network Innovation and Advances category

LINTHICUM, Md. and PARIS — 10/28/2010

Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings), the network specialist, today announced that its 100G coherent optical solution was awarded top honors at the Broadband InfoVision Awards. During a special gala dinner at the Broadband World Forum in Paris, Ciena’s market-leading technology led the awards category of Core & Metro Network Innovation and Advances.

Ciena’s 100G coherent optical solution, singled out from five nominees in its category, enables operators to increase the bandwidth of existing 10G and 40G fiber infrastructure by 10 and 2.5 times, respectively, through simple plug-and-play technology components without the need to re-engineer the network or deploy new equipment.

“With more and more people consuming services delivered via IP, the networks that power them are increasingly pushed to the limits,” said Tom Mock, senior vice president of corporate marketing and communications at Ciena. “Ciena’s 100G solution effectively enables the capacity of these networks to increase tremendously, helping to clear the network ‘highways’ of congestion even before the jams start. We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition, which is a testament to the innovation and vision of our research and development teams.”

Gavin Whitechurch, director at Broadband World Forum, commented: “The Broadband InfoVision Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate excellence in the broadband industry. The standard of entries was very high with more than 145 entries and the judges had some tough choices to make to select this year’s winners. I’d like to congratulate Ciena on winning the Core & Metro Network Innovation and Advances Award.”

To create the winning 100G coherent optical solution, Ciena’s research and development teams built a world-leading set of technologies for high-speed, high-capacity networking. The advanced work leverages the world’s first optical coherent receiver, innovative use of wireless-inspired modulation schemes, the power of digital signal processing and advanced digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters, and high-performance forward error correction. Since the technology’s inception, Ciena has deployed the commercial solution in Verizon’s European network, where it has operated with solid performance for nearly a year, and completed more than 15 trials with network operators around the world.

The Broadband InfoVision Awards are one of the industry’s most renowned award programs with judges drawn from senior personnel at the world’s leading operators, such as China Telecom, AT&T, Orange, PCCW, Etisalat, Telstra, Telus, Korea Telekom and Deutsche Telekom.

About Ciena
Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. With focused innovation, Ciena brings together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by a software suite that delivers the industry’s leading network automation. We routinely post recent news, financial results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit

Note to Investors
Forward-looking statements. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof; and Ciena’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties associated with its business, which include the risk factors disclosed in its Report on Form 10-K, which Ciena filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 8, 2010. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Ciena’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and can be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and “would” or similar words. Ciena assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Ciena Corporation
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